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The Economics of Industrial Water Use

Series: Management of Water Resources Volume: 4

Edited By: Steven Renzetti

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #135377 | ISBN: 1840644990
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The Economics of Industrial Water Use presents a collection of the most important articles to have applied economic models and measurement techniques to the topic of industrial water use over the last 30 years. It includes an original introductory chapter which summarizes and critically assesses the literature on this important subject. These papers employ a range of modelling approaches including econometric estimation, linear programming, input-output models, non-market valuation and integrated river basin planning models. They also provide empirical evidence of the significant role played by economic forces in determining industrial water intake, discharge and recirculation. This volume should be a valuable reference source for those with an interest in water's role in industrial applications.


Part 1 Early papers: the economics of industrial water utilization, Blair T. Bower; the water technology of the industry, George O.G. Lof and Allen V. Kneese; inter-industry variations in the demand for water, Judith Anne Rees; the demand for water -some empirical evidence on consumers' response to a commodity uncertain in supply, Stephen J. Turnovsky. Part 2 Water demand in the manufacturing sector - addressing the issue of self-supply: price responsiveness of the industrial demand for water, Jacob De Rooy; estimating demand for water intake by self-supplied firms, Joseph A. Ziegler and Stephen E. Bell; comments on "estimating demand by self-supplying firms", Ronald Teeples and David Glyer; estimating the structure of industrial water demands - the case of Canadian manufacturing, Steven Renzetti; examining the differences in self- and publicly supplied firms' water demands, Steven Renzetti. Part 3 Cost function models of manufacturing water demands: estimation of substitution possibilities between water and other production inputs, Frederick G. Babin et al; substituting for water inputs in US manufacturing, Charles R. Grebenstein and Barry C. Field. Part 4 Programming models of industrial water use: industrial water demands, J.C. Stone and D. Whittington; an integrated power process model of water use and waste water treatment in chlor-alkali production, F.D. Singleton Jr. et al. Part 5 Non-extractive industrial water use: blue gold -hydro-electric rent in Canada, Richard C. Zuker and Glenn P. Jenkins; marginal economic value of streamflow - a case study for the Colorado River basin, Thomas C. Brown et al. Part 6 Economic analyses of industrial water pollution: residuals management in industry - a case study of petroleum refining, Clifford S. Russell; the response of firms to pollution charges, William A. Sims; economic evaluation of water pollution abatement - a case study of paper and pulp industry in India, Ajit K. Dasgupta and M.N. Murty. Part 7 The value of industrial water use: applications 1 - the case of water used in intermediate goods, Robert A. Young; industry, Diana C. Gibbons. Part 8 Regulating and forecasting industrial water use: modelling and forecasting industrial water use treatment practices, Jack B. Carmichael and Kenneth M. Strzepek; pollution control by effluent charges - it works in the Federal Republic of Germany, why not in the US, Gardner M. Brown and Ralph W. Johnson; structural change implications for industrial water use, D.M. Tate; an assessment of the impact of charging for provincial water use permits, Steven Renzetti and Diane Dupont.

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