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Water resource economics and policy : an introduction

Author: W Douglass Shaw
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2005.
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Douglass Shaws Water Resource Economics and Policy is a timely and useful offering, filling an important void in MS and Post bac texts. The beginning chapters provide background in legal and economic theory considerations. Each is followed up in the book with specific regulatory and institutional examples as well as citations and explanations of empirical work in water resources economics.
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Shaw, W. Douglass.
Water resource economics and policy.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2005
(DLC) 2004058842
(OCoLC)56510386
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W Douglass Shaw
ISBN: 184542686X 9781845426866
OCLC Number: 62170037
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 364 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements; 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; Index.
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