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Economic Valuation of River Systems

Series: New Horizons in Environmental Economics

Edited By: Fred J Hitzhusen

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Oct 2007 | #164183 | ISBN-13: 9781845426347
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Environmental economists, ecological engineers and aquatic biologists detail in this volume their research on the benefits and costs of various water quality, infrastructure, scenic and historic river corridor impacts and improvements as a guide to policy on river and related watershed restoration.

'It is rare to find a book that attempts to integrate physical, biological and social sciences (economics) to address environmental problems, but this book does a great job of it. It is also rare to find a book that addresses both the benefits and the costs of river restoration, and again this book delivers. This collection of case studies provides an informative and practical guide to conducting economic analyses of many different types of river restoration. Scientists interested in quantifying the benefits and costs of river restoration will gain a very quick and thorough education from the case studies presented in this book.'- John Loomis, Colorado State University, US


Contents:DedicationPreface1. The Role of Biology and Ecological Engineering in Watershed and River RestorationTimothy Granata and Ulrike Zika2. Codification, Case Studies and Methods for Economic Analysis of River SystemsFred Hitzhusen3. Estimating Willingness-to-Pay for Additional Protection of Ohio Surface Waters: Contingent Valuation of Water QualityStephen Irvin, Tim Haab and Fred Hitzhusen4. The Economics of High-head Dam Removal in an Ecological Context: A Case Study of the Ballville Dam, Fremont, OhioSarah Kruse, Ulrike Zika and Timothy Granata5. The Economics of Low-head Dam Removal: A Case Study on the Salmon River in Fort Covington, New YorkDavid Warren and Fred Hitzhusen6. Economic Analysis of Infrastructure and Water Quality Improvements in the Muskingum River CorridorFred Hitzhusen, Radha Ayalasomayajula and Sarah Lowder7. Economic Analysis of Water Quality and Recreational Benefits of the Hocking River ValleyAllan Sommer and Brent Sohngen8. Effects of Pesticide Use and Farming Practices on Water Treatment Costs in Maumee River Basin CommunitiesD. Lynn Forster and Chris Murray9. Economic Efficiency and Distribution Evaluation of Dredging of Toxic Sediments and Selected Dam Removal in the Mahoning RiverAshraf Abdul-Mohsen and Fred Hitzhusen10. An Economic Analysis of Lower Great Miami River Segment ImprovementsRadha Ayalasomayajula, P. Wilner Jeanty and Fred Hitzhusen11. The Cuyahoga River Valley Initiative - Framing, Codification and Preliminary Economic Analysis in an Urban River CorridorFred Hitzhusen, Sarah Kruse, Ashraf Abdul-Mohsen, Joana Ferreti-Meza and Marc Hnytka12. Overview, Key Findings and Approaches Including Benefit Transfer for Generalization of Research ResultsFred Hitzhusen and Sarah KruseIndex

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