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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Nikkels, Melle J.
dc.contributor.author Guillaume, Joseph H.A.
dc.contributor.author Leith, Peat
dc.contributor.author Hellegers, Petra J.G.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-03T14:13:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-03T14:13:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-01
dc.identifier.citation Nikkels , M J , Guillaume , J H A , Leith , P & Hellegers , P J G J 2019 , ' Sharing reasoning behind individual decisions to invest in joint infrastructure ' , Water (Switzerland) , vol. 11 , no. 4 , 798 . https://doi.org/10.3390/w11040798 en
dc.identifier.issn 2073-4441
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/38269
dc.description.abstract Development of joint irrigation infrastructure increasingly depends on investment decisions made by individual farmers. Farmers base their decisions to invest on their current knowledge and understanding. As irrigation infrastructure development is ultimately a group decision, it is beneficial if individuals have a common understanding of the various values at stake. Sharing the personal reasoning behind individual decisions is a promising approach to build such common understanding. This study demonstrates application of participatory crossover analysis at a workshop in Tasmania, Australia. The workshop gave farmers the opportunity to discuss their broader considerations in investment decisions, beyond just financial or monetary factors. It centered on the question, "In what conditions would you-the individual farmer-invest?" The participants' willingness to pay, in the form of crossover points, was presented as a set of scenarios to start an explorative discussion between irrigators and non-irrigators. Evaluation feedback indicates that the workshop enabled participants to share new information, improved understanding of differences between neighbors, and generated more respect for others and their decisions. As expected, reasoning went beyond economic concerns, and changed over time. Lifestyle choices, long-term intergenerational planning, perceived risks, and intrinsic motivations emerged as factors influencing water valuation. Simply having a facilitated discussion about the reasons underlying individuals' willingness to pay seems to be a useful tool for better informed decision-making about joint irrigation infrastructure, and is worth testing in further case studies. en
dc.format.extent 21
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Water (Switzerland) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 11, issue 4 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title Sharing reasoning behind individual decisions to invest in joint infrastructure en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Wageningen University and Research Centre
dc.contributor.department Department of Built Environment
dc.contributor.department University of Tasmania
dc.subject.keyword Irrigation
dc.subject.keyword Participatory crossover analysis
dc.subject.keyword Water resources management
dc.subject.keyword Water valuation
dc.subject.keyword Willingness to pay (WTP)
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201906033354
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/w11040798
dc.type.version publishedVersion

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