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Formal Water Markets: Why, When, and How to Introduce Tradable Water Rights


  • Thobani, Mateen


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  • Thobani, Mateen, 1997. "Formal Water Markets: Why, When, and How to Introduce Tradable Water Rights," World Bank Research Observer, World Bank Group, vol. 12(2), pages 161-179, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:wbrobs:v:12:y:1997:i:2:p:161-79

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