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Introduction to the economics of water resources : an international perspective

Author: Stephen Merrett
Publisher: London : Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2004.
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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Merrett, Stephen.
Introduction to the economics of water resources.
London : Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2004
(DLC) 97199057
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Merrett
ISBN: 0203645391 9780203645390 9786610051526 6610051526
OCLC Number: 252891275
Notes: Originally pub.: London : UCL Press, 1997.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 211 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover --
Half Title --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Table of Contents --
Dedication --
Acknowledgements --
Abbreviations and acronyms --
Units of measurement --
1 Introduction --
2 Supply: the engineer's perspective --
2.1 The hydrological cycle --
2.2 The hydrosocial cycle --
2.3 Storage --
2.4 Freshwater treatment --
2.5 Distribution and consumption --
2.6 Storm-and wastewater collection and treatment --
2.7 Disposal --
2.8 Case study: a water balance statement for the Thames river basin --
2.9 Case study: the hydrosocial cycle in Bratislava --
2.10 Final remarks --
3 Supply: the economist's perspective --
3.1 Capital and current spending --
3.2 Abstraction charges --
3.3 Prime costs and overhead costs --
3.4 Economies of scale --
3.5 The cost of quality --
3.6 Case study: sewerage costs in England and Wales --
3.7 Case study: tradable abstraction rights in Victoria --
3.8 Final remarks --
4 Effective demand and the price of water --
4.1 Introduction --
4.2 The concept of effective demand --
4.3 Price determination in a free market --
4.4 A social service --
4.5 Approaches to demand management --
4.6 Wastewater services --
4.7 Case study: a Latvian water tariff --
4.8 Case study: the Middle East and the virtual water thesis --
4.9 Final remarks --
5 Social cost-benefit analysis for water projects --
5.1 Introduction --
5.2 The project --
5.3 The net present value approach --
5.4 Discounting the future --
5.5 Shadow prices and transfer entries --
5.6 Estimation errors --
5.7 SCBA and the management of demand --
5.8 Case study: a Peruvian simulation model --
5.9 Case study: the Pergau hydroelectric power project in Malaysia --
5.10 Final remarks --
6 Financial accounting for water enterprises --
6.1 Introduction --
6.2 Balancing the books --
6.3 The profit and loss account --
6.4 Command over resources --
6.5 The balance sheet. 6.6 Cashflow statements --
6.7 Ethical principles and consultancy practice --
6.8 The financial analysis of projects --
6.9 Case study: a fresh- and wastewater plant in San Serif --
6.10 Case study: privatization of the water utilities in England and --
6.11 Final remarks --
7 Water resource planning for a sustainable society --
7.1 Introduction --
7.2 Power to alter the nature of the world --
7.3 The meaning of sustainability --
7.4 The role of water resource planning --
7.5 Case study: nature conservation in the UK --
7.6 Case study: Californian agriculture 1990-2020 --
7.7 Final remarks --
8 The environmental costs and benefits of water projects --
8.1 Introduction --
8.2 Dual analysis --
8.3 Monetizing the environmental impacts --
8.4 A critique of environmental monetization --
8.5 Case study: saline flooding in Norfolk --
8.6 Final remarks --
9 Political economy and water resource policy --
9.1 Hydroeconomics: content and approach --
9.2 The hydrosocial cycle --
9.3 The supply of fresh-and wastewater services --
9.4 Consumption, effective demand and the price of water --
9.5 Hydroeconomics and institutional policy --
Glossary --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Stephen Merrett.

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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