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Water resource economics and policy : an introduction

Author: W Douglass Shaw
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2004.
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"Economic issues arise in almost every water policy context. Water is of most concern when scarce, but physical scarcity is often overcome as human beings move water from place to place, sometimes creating monumental structures. The role that cost and economic value play in water resource allocation is implicit, but often poorly understood. This comprehensive volume clarifies the role of economics and offers
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Douglass Shaw
ISBN: 1843769174 9781843769170
OCLC Number: 225348443
Description: 364 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to water resources, water resource economics, and law --
2. Review of basic microeconomics applied to water resources --
3. Water quality issues --
4. Water prices and rates for residential use --
5. Water and agriculture --
6. Uncertainty and risk in supply and demand of water resources --
7. Groundwater --
8. In situ uses of water : environmental and recreational values --
9. Floods and droughts and the role of dams --
10. Water issues outside the United States --
11. Summary, suggestions for future work, conclusions.
Responsibility: W. Douglass Shaw.
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For Shaw (agricultural economics, Texas A&M U.), economics lays at the heart of most issues of water allocation and water conflict. In this work he provides an economist's view of a range of topics  Read more...

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