Leading scholars demonstrate ways in which economic theory, tools, and analyses have been used to address a variety of water-related issues over the years and, subsequently, to create better-informed policy and management decisions. Acknowledging and building upon the seminal research related to water economics, this book offers a current and provocative exploration of a variety of topics, including:the role of institutions in developing sound water policy and water sustainabilityextraction, production, and use of surface water, groundwater, and recycled water, including the conjunctive use of these resourcesthe use of water in industrial, residential, agricultural, and hydropower sectors as well as for the environment and ecosystemsthe role of experimental economics; methods to address climate change effects and adaptation; developments in the field of nonmarket valuation; approaches to nonpoint source pollution control and salinity pollution; issues related to water in the developing world; water and economic growth; and management of international water.
The Handbook of Water Economics will prove to be an enlightening, thought-provoking, and practical read for PhD students, researchers in water economics and management, water-related agency staff, and professionals interested in water-related economic issues at the local, state, national, and international levels.
Contributors: E. Ansink, K.A. Baerenklau, E.B. Barbier, R. Bark, H. Bejarano, K. Burnett, R.T. Carson, J. Connor, O.G. Davila, A. Dinar, D.P. Dupont, B. Franklin, R.Q. Grafton, K. Hansen, F. Hernandez-Sancho, H. Houba, B.H. Hurd, W.K. Jaeger, P.-O. Johansson, S. Kaplan, V. Kerry Smith, K.C. Knapp, P. Koundouri, B. Kristroem, A. Loch, M. Molinos-Senante, S.K. Pattanayak, S. Pongkijvorasin, S. Renzetti, J. Roumasset, K. Schwabe, J. Shortle, V.K.Smith, D. Squires, Y. Tsur, C.A. Wada, J. Wang, F.A. Ward, S.A. Wheeler, D. Whittington, M.-Q. (Kent) Zhao, D. Zilberman
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 544
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm
'Handbook of Water Economics by Dinar and Schwabe focuses on current issues in water economics. The Handbook, hence, presents, methods that water economists often apply and the role that water economics plays in water resources management, use and policy.' --(European Review of Agricultural Economics)
'The Handbook of Water Economics provides a comprehensive treatment of the economics of water. Compiling contributions from over 40 water economists, the book encompasses a breadth of topics ranging from theoretical frameworks to methods, and from traditional problems to emerging challenges. Accessible to graduate students, researchers, and professionals, the book offers a broad overview of water-related issues, and covers essential material for developing a solid understanding of the role economics plays in driving water use, informing policy and designing long-term solutions.' --( Cloe Garnache, Water Economics and Policy)
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