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The Economics of Everglades Restoration: Missing Pieces in the Future of South Florida

By: Richard Weisskoff

Edward Elgar

Paperback | Mar 2006 | #136483 | ISBN: 1843762420
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Hardback | Mar 2005 | #136482 | ISBN: 1843762242
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The restoration of the Florida Everglades, the largest ecosystem restoration project in the world, is now underway. Missing from the original plan, however, is a study of the region's cities and farms and the economic impact their growth will make on this already endangered ecosystem. This book provides that analysis.

'The book provides valuable contributions on three related fronts: it places past and current debates on ecosystem restoration of the Everglades in a clear systems context that acknowledges feedback between ecosystem quality and economic growth; shows for the case of the Everglades that good intentions of providing generous financial support for restoration may lead to undesired effects that actually run counter to the original goal; and demonstrates the use of regional modeling tools to develop consistent baseline forecasts and alternative scenarios.' - Matthias Ruth, University of Maryland, College Park, US


1. The Professor and the Corps Part I: Findings and Forecasts 2. Forecasting the Future Economy 3. Forecasting the Demand for Water 4. Forecasting the Demand for Urban Land Part II: The Economy of the South Florida Ecosystem 5. Fundamental Issues and Conceptual Models 6. The Basic Economy of Today and Tomorrow 7. History: Carving Up South Florida 8. Population and the Regions 9. The Agricultural Emporium 10. Value of Ecosystem Part III: The Economics of the Missing Pieces 11. On Regional Economic Models: Some Introductory Issues 12. The REMI Control and the First Missing Piece: Agriculture 13. Economics of a Missing Piece: Investment 14. Economics of a Missing Piece: Tourism 15. Economics of a Missing Piece: Everglades Restoration Part IV: Changing the Future 16. Revisions and Retrospectives 17. Conclusions References Index

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