A Study on the productive effects of the Project of Taleghan water transfer to Tehran and Alborz provinces, with a general equilibrium model

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

3 Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran

4 Visiting Professor, Department of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, ON, Canada


Today due to the unbalanced distribution of water resources as well as the unbalanced distribution of the population, it is necessary that the justly distribution of water, the allocation and optimal utilization of water resources for the needs of different parts and in different areas  be done.Water transfer plans are one of the water supply and development projects, which on the one hand is a response to the problem of imbalance with the distribution of the population and its related activities, and on the other hand, is the spatial distribution of water. These plans are a solution to the water crisis and has economic, social, and environmental effects. This study investigates the productive effects of the project of Taleghan water transfer to Tehran and Alborz provinces in the form of a general equilibrium model. For this purpose, the input-output table of each province designed and implemented using the general equilibrium model of water transfer scenario. Based on the results, with increasing 114 million cubic meters and 35 million cubic meters of drinking water respectively for Tehran and Alborz provinces, with a tariff of 4,000 Rials, household expenditure for Tehran and Alborz provinces, respectively, grows by 37 and 108 percent. Due to the growth of household expenditures, the production of various economic sectors, except for the product and treatment sector of water, had a small growth in the rest of the sectors.


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