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Economics of Water Resources: Institutions, Instruments and Policies for Managing Scarcity

Series: International Library of Environmental Economics and Policy Series

Edited By: K William Easter and Mary E Renwick


Hardback | Dec 2004 | #145841 | ISBN: 0754623505
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Water is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity in many parts of the world. This book brings together 30 of the best economic articles addressing water scarcity issues within the US and Mexico. By touching on a number of different issues, this volume clearly articulates the need for improving existing institutional arrangements as well as for developing new arrangements to address growing water scarcity problems.


Introduction - economic approaches to managing scarce water resources Part I The value of water in alternative uses: Bonnie G. Colby (1989) Estimating the Value of Water in Alternative Uses. Consumptive Water Uses: R.G. Taylor and Robert A. Young (1995) Rural-to-Urban Water Transfers - Measuring Direct Foregone Benefits of Irrigation Water under Uncertain Water Supplies; J.E.T. Moncur and R.L. Pollock (1988) Scarcity Rents for Water - A Valuation and Pricing Model; Charles W. Howe and M.G. Smith with Lynne Bennett, C.M. Brendecke, J.E. Flack, R.M. Hamm, Roger Mann, Lee Rozaklis and Karl Wunderlich (1994) The Value of Water Supply Reliability in Urban Water Systems. Nonconsumptive Recreational Water Uses: John T. Daubert and Robert A. Young (1981) Recreational Demands for Maintaining Instream Flows - A Contingent Valuation Approach; John Loomis, Paula Kent, Liz Strange, Kurt Fausch and Alan Covich (2000) Measuring the Total Economics Value of Restoring Ecosystem Services in an Impaired River Basin - Results from a Contingent Valuation Survey. Part II Management and optimum water allocation: H.J. Vaux Jr and Richard E. Howitt (1984) Managing Water Scarcity - An Evaluation of Interregional Transfers. Basin Allocation and Optimum Surface Water Uses - Ujjayant Chakravorty and James Roumasset (1991) Efficient Spatial Allocation of Irrigation Water; Ujjayant Chakravorty, Eithan Hochman and David Zilberman (1995) A Spatial Model of Optimal Water Conveyance; Bishu Chatterjee, Richard E. Howitt and Richard J. Sexton (1998) The Optimal Joint Provision of Water for Irrigation and Hydropower. Optimum Use of Groundwater: Micha Gisser (1983) Groundwater - Focusing on the Real Issue; Darrell L. Krulce, James A. Roumasset and Tom Wilson (1997) Optimal Management of a Renewable and Replaceable Resource - The Case of Coastal Groundwater. Conjunctive Water Use: Bill Provencher and Oscar Burt (1994) Approximating the Optimal Groundwater Pumping Policy in a Multi-Aquifer Stochastic Conjunctive Use Setting; Yacov Tsur (1990) The Stabilization Role of Groundwater When Surface Water Supplies Are Uncertain - The Implications for Groundwater Development; Rodney B.W. Smith and James Roumasset (2000) Constrained Conjunctive Use for Endogenously Separate Water Markets: Managing the Waihole-Waikane Aqueduct. (Part contents).

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