The Price of Water

Přední strana obálky
IWA Publishing, 1. 2. 2005 - Počet stran: 168
Bringing together 14 papers previously published in refereed journals, The Price of Water provides information that many readers would not otherwise have access to through their professional and academic libraries. The basic disciplines of the articles are economics and philosophy, built upon by discussion of hydrology, civil engineering, water law and water resource planning. The scope of the book is broad, dealing with a diverse range of subjects such as regional and catchment planning and integrated water resources management. Topics considered include: both water quantities and qualities, drought management, the ‘virtual water’ controversy, farmers’ water-rights, the economic demand for water, the design of abstraction charges, the cost and use of irrigation water, the design of effluent charges, the ‘willingness-to-pay’ methodology. The Price of Water aims to link up economics with the other dominant water resource disciplines, establishing an economics of the real world, rather than an academic abstraction - the hydrosocial balance. In providing a new and practicable basis for planning outsream water investments, as well as understanding the baseline situation, the development and use of the hydrosocial balance to modelling water resources supply and use at the regional (or river basin) scale delivers this link.
 

Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi

Na obvyklých místech jsme nenalezli žádné recenze.

Obsah

Introduction getting to grips with water
1
12 Reuse and recycling
2
14 Catchment and region
3
15 The virtual water controversy
4
16 Four interpretations of demand
5
17 Pricing the resource
6
18 Studies of household water use and the willingnesstopay for water
7
19 Tearing up water and floating on waterrights?
8
86 Framework theory and empirical studies
77
87 Conclusion
78
The urban market for farmers waterrights
79
92 The urban actors demand function
80
93 The farmers supply function
82
95 Conclusions
87
The demand for water four interpretations
88
102 The use of water
89

The regional water balance statement a new tool for water resources planning
9
22 The rules of the game
10
23 The supply categories
13
24 Water storage
14
25 The use categories
15
26 The change statement
16
27 The uses of regional statements
18
28 Conclusions
19
Integrated water resources management and the hydrosocial balance
20
33 The bridge between quantity and quality
21
34 The physical geography and hydrology of Jersey
24
36 Water use in Jersey
27
37 Water quality in Jersey
28
38 Conclusions
34
Farmlevel drought management an irrigation casestudy from the UK
37
42 The Anglian Region
38
43 Silver Birches plc
39
the infrastructural strategy
41
the informational strategy
45
46 Conclusion
50
The potential role for economic instruments in drought management
52
52 The water economy
53
54 The regions water economy
54
55 The Agencys drought plan
56
56 Anglian Water Services drought plan
57
57 Drought plans and the water economy
58
58 Economic instruments
59
59 Conclusions
61
Virtual water and Occams razor
62
62 A water deficit resolved
63
63 A critique of the virtual water thesis
64
64 Occams razor
65
Virtual water and the Kyoto consensus
66
72 Crops crop water and water deficits
67
73 The Kyoto consensus
68
Catchment water deficits in the twentyfirst century
70
82 The Dwyer catchment
72
83 Redemptive options I
73
84 Redemptive options II
75
85 From surplus to deficit
76
103 The consumption of water
90
106 Supplyside leakage and evaporation
91
107 Conclusions
92
The political economy of water abstraction charges
93
112 Abstraction charges and the theory of rent
94
113 A chargesetting taxonomy
95
114 Abstraction charges and sustainable catchment management
98
115 The impact on users
100
116 Final remarks
101
Twelve theses on the cost and use of irrigation water
103
124 Thesis 4
104
129 Thesis 9
105
Behavioural studies of the domestic demand for water services in Africa
106
132 Market networks for water
108
133 The uses of water
110
134 Objects or subjects?
112
135 The discrete choice model
115
136 Conclusions
116
Deconstructing households willingnesstopay for water in lowincome countries
118
142 Survey methods
119
143 Sign and behaviour
120
144 Demand theory and survey practice
121
145 The affordability question
122
146 The treatment of substitutes
123
147 Sign and sanction
125
148 Private agendas
126
149 Anchor prices
128
1410 Conclusion
130
Industrial effluent policy economic instruments and environmental regulation
132
152 The generation and regulation of industrial effluent
133
153 The objectives of disposal charges
134
154 The demand for waste water services
135
155 The measurement of pollution
137
the utilities
138
the environmental regulator
139
158 Conclusions
140
Bibliography
142
Index
149
Autorská práva

Další vydání - Zobrazit všechny

Běžně se vyskytující výrazy a sousloví

Odkazy na tuto knihu

The Price of Water
Stephen Merrett
Omezený náhled - 2007

Bibliografické údaje