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Economics of Water Resources: From Regulation to Privatization

Series: Natural Resource Management and Policy Volume: 13

By: Nicolas Spulber and Asghar Sabbaghi

376 pages, Illus

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1998 | Edition: 2 | #75344 | ISBN: 0792380967
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NHBS Price: £129.00 $164/€152 approx

About this book

This book aims to develop a general economic model which integrates the quantity and quality issues of water resource management. This new edition updates and expands on the exposition of the authors' central theses concerning: The integration of water quantity-quality issues; the drawbacks of public control, regulation and enforcement, privatization; and the unification and centralization of water management at river basin level.

'The authors of this worthwhile book should be commended for their thorough research of numerous aspects of water quantity, quality, economics and management of water resources, and modeling for water quality-discriminant pricing. ... this book is of interest to all concerned with water resources. ... a thorough, timely, and valuable contribution to the literature on water resources. From an academic perspective, this book would make an excellent supplemental text for an economics course on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.' Quarterly Bulletin of the Iranian Academic Association in North America, 3:1-2 (1998)


Contents

Part 1 The conceptual framework: water-resources management; water-demand side; water-supply side; market processes in water allocation. Part 2 Integration of water quantity-quality: pollutants and their specific impact; the economic-ecological system; water re-use and recycling. Part 3 Interaction of management and policies: assessment of administrative controls; impetus for water privatization; management on river-basin levels; quality-discriminant water pricing. Part 4 The scope of regulations: regulations compatible with privatization.

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