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Grafton, R. Quentin 1962-

Works: 111 works in 381 publications in 3 languages and 7,099 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Honoree
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Economic rights and environmental wrongs : property rights for the common good by Rose Anne Devlin( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
This is intended as a supplementary text for students studying environmental and natural resource management. It provides coverage of the causes of, and possible solutions to, environmental and resource degradation from a property rights standpoint
A dictionary of environmental economics, science, and policy by R. Quentin Grafton( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
This dictionary is a reference tool for all those interested in environmental science and environmental studies. It includes over 3000 entries, all accompanied by a detailed definition covering all aspects of the subject. It also contains three primers, which should bridge the gap between each discipline covered. These consist of introductions to environmental economics, international environmental problems and environmental systems, dynamics and modelling. Another feature is the inclusion of an appendix which lists and describes the world's major international environmental agreements
The economics of the environment and natural resources by R. Quentin Grafton( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 252 libraries worldwide
"The Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources covers the essential topics students need to understand environmental and resource problems and their possible solutions. Its unique lecture format provides an in-depth exploration of discrete topics, ideal for upper-level undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral study. Each chapter depicts the key theoretical insights, major issues, and real-life problems that motivate the subject. In addition, the chapters feature practical applications and case studies, a list of annotated further reading, and extensive references. The book also includes an extensive glossary of key terms used in the chapters."--Jacket
Water Resources Planning and Management ( Book )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
"Water is an increasingly critical issue at the forefront of global policy change, management and planning. There are growing concerns about water as a renewable resource, its availability for a wide range of users, aquatic ecosystem health, and global issues relating to climate change, water security, water trading and water ethics. This handbook provides the most comprehensive reference ever published on water resource issues. It brings together multiple disciplines to understand and help resolve problems of water quality and scarcity from a global perspective. Its case studies and 'foundation' chapters will be greatly valued by students, researchers and professionals involved in water resources, hydrology, governance and public policy, law, economics, geography and environmental studies"--
Understanding the environment : bridging the disciplinary divides ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
"This publication brings together some of the world's leading environmental researchers in the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and humanities to bridge the disciplinary divides in understanding the environment. The connections the book makes across multiple domains provide fresh insights into how we comprehend and how we might confront environmental challenges."--Jacket
A dictionary of climate change and the environment : economics, science, and policy by R. Quentin Grafton( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
A Dictionary of Climate Change and the Environment bridges the gap between the many disciplines encompassing climate change, environmental economics, environmental sciences, and environmental studies. It defines a comprehensive set of over 3700 words used across these fields to help policy makers, students, and professionals achieve a holistic view of environmental issues. The Dictionary also features: introductory primers to major topic areas; recommended reading for particular topics and specific words or concepts; and seven appendices, including a catalog of scientific symbols, units, and conversions, as well as an expansive listing and description of selected environmental treaties. The extensive and accessible nature of the content renders this book an indispensable reference for practitioners requiring an informed and balanced description of key concepts and issues. This resource will be extremely valuable to policymakers and professionals working on climate change and other environmental issues, and to postgraduate and undergraduate students in climate change and environmental studies, as well as to academics and other practitioners working on multidisciplinary environmental issues outside their areas of expertise
Handbook of marine fisheries conservation and management by R. Quentin Grafton( Book )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
"This handbook is the most comprehensive and interdisciplinary work on marine conservation and fisheries management ever compiled. It is the first to bridge fisheries and marine conservation issues. Its innovative ideas, detailed case studies, and governance framework provide a global special perspective over time and treat problems in the high seas, community fisheries, industrial fishing, and the many interactions between use and non-use of the oceans. Its policy tools and ideas for overcoming the perennial problems of over fishing, habitat and biodiversity loss address the facts that many marine ecosystems are in decline and plagued by overexploitation due to unsustainable fishing practices. An outstanding feature of the book is the detailed case-studies on conservation practice and fisheries management from around the world. These case studies are combined with 'foundation' chapters that provide an overview of the state of the marine world and innovative and far reaching perspectives about how we can move forward to face present and future challenges. The contributors include the world's leading fisheries scientists, economists, and managers. Ecosystem and incentive-based approaches are described and complemented by tools for cooperative, participatory solutions. Unique themes treated: fisher behavior and incentives for management beyond rights-based approaches; a synthesis of proposed 'solutions'; a framework for understanding and overcoming the critical determinants of the decline in fisheries, degradation of marine ecosystems, and poor socio-economic performance of many fishing communities; models for innovative policy instruments; a plan of action and adoption pathways to promote sustainable fishing practices globally."--Publisher's website
Economics for fisheries management by R. Quentin Grafton( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
"Many of the world's fisheries face major challenges including over-fishing, overcapacity and low returns. Using recent developments in microeconomic theory, and with numerous case-studies and examples, this book shows how to measure efficiency, productivity, profitability and capacity of fishing fleets and how to improve fisheries management. The book will prove invaluable to students, practitioners and professionals interested in understanding the problems in fisheries, and how they may be overcome."--Jacket
Risks, rewards and regulation of unconventional gas : a global perspective by R. Quentin Grafton( Book )
12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
The global energy transition from carbon-intensive to renewable fuels has increasingly demanded a better understanding of the causes and consequences of the rapid development of unconventional oil and gas. Focusing on key countries including the US, Canada, China, Argentina, the UK and Australia, this book consists of case studies and in-depth analyses that weigh up the risks and rewards at regional, national and global scales. Explaining how and why unconventional fuels are transforming the global energy landscape, the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats are explored through a political, economic and governance-based perspective. Emphasis is placed on how to regulate the industry, encompassing local issues, stakeholder engagement and the social licence to operate. The new baseline studies and standards introduced in this book provide a timely insight into the trade-offs across the social, economic and environmental domains, making this ideal for researchers and policymakers in energy fields, and for graduate students
Basin futures : water reform in the Murray-Darling basin by R. Quentin Grafton( file )
12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 libraries worldwide
This unique book brings together 27 chapters from some of the world's leading practitioners and experts on environmental water, communities, law, economics and governance. Its goal is to understand the many dimensions of water in the Murray- Darling Basin and provide guidance about how to implement a water management plan that addresses the needs of communities, the economy and the environment. The comprehensiveness of topics covered, the expertise of its authors, and the absolute need to take a multidisciplinary approach to resolving the wicked problem of governing our scarce water resource makes this volume a must read for all who care about Australian communities and the environment
Water : security, economics and governance ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Water : security, economics and governance highlights intractable, unresolved issues and discusses ways in which information and different conceptual approaches can be used to discuss them more effectively--Adapted from back cover
Economics of water resources ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Water, food and agricultural sustainability in southern Africa ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Global Water Issues and Insights by R. Quentin Grafton( file )
9 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 47 libraries worldwide
This book brings together some of the world's leading water researchers with an especially written collection of chapters on: water economics; transboundary water; water and development; water and energy; and water concepts
Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources by R. Quentin Grafton( file )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Part 1. Economics of the environment -- Models, systems, and dynamics -- Property rights -- Economics of pollution control -- Part 2. Resource economics -- Bioeconomics of fisheries -- Forestry economics -- Water economics -- Economics of non-renewable resources -- Part 3. Environmental valuation -- Environmental valuation : introduction and theory -- Environmental valuation : stated preference methods -- Environmental values expressed through market behavior -- Part 4. Global environment -- Growth and the environment -- Environmental accounting -- Trade and environment -- The global commons -- Biodiversity -- Sustaining the environment <engl.>
A workbook in mathematical methods for economists by R. Quentin Grafton( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Understanding and managing urban water in transition by R. Quentin Grafton( Book )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
This book examines changes and transitions in the way water is managed in urban environments. This book originated from a joint French-Australian initiative on water and land management held in Montpellier, France. The book delivers practical insights into urban water management. It links scientific insights of researchers with the practical experiences of urban water practitioners to understand and respond to key trends in how urban water is supplied, treated and consumed. The 51 contributors to the volume provide a range of insights, case studies, summaries and analyses of urban water and from a global perspective. The first section on water supply and sanitation includes case studies from Zimbabwe, France and South Africa, among others. Water demand and water economics are addressed in the second section of the book, with chapters on long-term water demand forecasting, the social determinants of water consumption in Australian cities, a study of water quality and consumption in France, governance and regulation of the urban water sector and more. The third section explores water governance and integrated management, with chapters on water management in Quebec, in the Rotterdam-Rijnmond urban area, in Singapore and in Australia. The final section offers perspectives on challenges and future uncertainties for urban water systems in transition. Collectively, the diverse insights provide an important step forward in response to the challenges of sustainably delivering water safely, efficiently and equitably
Water markets : Australia's Murray-Darling Basin and the US Southwest by R. Quentin Grafton( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Fresh water supplies increasingly are under stress in many parts of the world due to rising populations, higher per capita incomes and corresponding consumption, greater environmental concerns, and the effects of climate change. Water rights and markets are part of the institutional menus for responding to these problems. We examine water markets in both Australia's MDB and the western US and their prospects for addressing water scarcity. The two regions share a number of important similarities including: climate variability that requires investment in reservoirs to make water available in low-rainfall periods; the need for internal and cross-border (state) water management; an historical major allocation of water to irrigators; increasing competition among different uses (agricultural, environmental and recreational in situ uses, urban demand); and the potential for water trading to more smoothly and quickly allocate water across these competing uses. A comparison of the two regions provides important insights about how economic factors can encourage more efficient water allocation, market structure and government regulation. We show that rights are more clearly defined and trading more common in Australia than appears to be the case in the western U.S. Longer periods of scarcity and hence, higher water values may explain this difference -- National Bureau of Economic Research web site
An integrated assessment of water markets : Australia, Chile, China, South Africa and the USA by R. Quentin Grafton( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The paper provides an integrated framework to assess water markets in terms of their institutional underpinnings and the three 'pillars' of integrated water resource management: economic efficiency, equity and environmental sustainability. This framework can be used: (1) to benchmark different water markets; (2) to track performance over time; and (3) to identify ways in which water markets might be adjusted by informed policy makers to achieve desired goals. The framework is used to identify strengths and limitations of water markets in: (1) Australia's Murray-Darling Basin; (2) Chile (in particular the Limarí Valley); (3) China (in particular, the North); (4) South Africa; and (5) the western United States. It identifies what water markets are currently able to contribute to integrated water resource management, what criteria underpin these markets, and which components of their performance may require further development
Australia's Experience in Developing an LNG Export Industry by R. Quentin Grafton( file )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Grafton, Quentin
Grafton, Quentin 1962-
Grafton, R. Q.
Grafton, R. Q. 1962-
Grafton, R. Quentin
Grafton, Rupert Quentin
Grafton, Rupert Quentin 1962-
Quentin Grafton, R.
Quentin Grafton, R. 1962-
R. Quentin Grafton economist (Australian National University)
R. Quentin Grafton Wirtschaftswissenschaftler (Australian National University)
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