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Scarcity Of Canterbury’s Water: Its Multiple, Conflicting Uses

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  • Miller, Sini
  • Tait, Peter
  • Saunders, Caroline
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    Canterbury freshwater management is the focus of important decisions with significant challenges. Applying choice modelling, this study explores how Canterbury residents value freshwater attributes related to environmental, economic, social and cultural elements of wellbeing. In particular, this study explores how values for Māori cultural element of water resource relate to the other elements. Results indicate that people value all freshwater attributes considered here, with highest willingness to pay for environmental benefits followed by cultural, recreational and employment benefits. The preference ranking can provide useful information for prioritisation of Canterbury freshwater management objectives.

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    Paper provided by New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its series 2013 Conference, August 28-30, 2013, Christchurch, New Zealand with number 160269.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:nzar13:160269

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    Keywords: CHOICE MODELLING; FRESHWATER MANAGEMENT; WILLINGNESS TO PAY; CULTURAL VALUES; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Demand and Price Analysis; Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods;

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