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Measuring Economic Benefits for Water Investments and Policies


  • Young, R.A.


This monograph is designed to provide a review, exposition and critical assessment of the concepts and methods for estimating economic benefits of investment and policy decisions involving water. It is intended for field practitioners possessing some training in applied economics who face the task of evaluating water-related decisions.

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  • Young, R.A., 1996. "Measuring Economic Benefits for Water Investments and Policies," Papers 338, World Bank - Technical Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wobate:338

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    1. Del Villar, Alberto, 2010. "Los precios de los servicios del agua. Un análisis prospectivo de demanda sobre los usos domésticos/Water Services Prices. A Water Demand Forecast Analysis for Household Uses," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 28, pages 333-356, Agosto.
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    3. Rossi, Martín, 2000. "Midiendo el valor social de la calidad de los servicios públicos: el agua," UADE Textos de Discusión 20_2000, Instituto de Economía, Universidad Argentina de la Empresa.
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    8. World Bank, 2010. "Sri Lanka - Valuation of Environmental Services in Sri Lanka : A Case Study of Soil and Watershed Benefits in the Southern Province," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12488, The World Bank.
    9. Calatrava-Leyva, Javier & Colmenero, Alberto Garrido, 2001. "Analisis del efecto de los mercados de agua sobre el beneficio de las explotaciones, la contaminacion por nitratos y el empleo eventual agrario," Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales, Spanish Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 1(02), December.
    10. Johnson, Nancy L. & Baltodano, Maria Eugenia, 2004. "The economics of community watershed management: some evidence from Nicaragua," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(1), pages 57-71, May.
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    13. Kadigi, R. M. J. & Mdoe, N. S. & Lankford, B. A. & Morardet, Sylvie, 2005. "The value of water for irrigated rice and hydropower generation in the Great Ruaha, Tanzania," Conference Papers h037531, International Water Management Institute.
    14. Ward, Frank A. & Pulido-Velázquez, Manuel, 2008. "Efficiency, equity, and sustainability in a water quantity-quality optimization model in the Rio Grande basin," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 66(1), pages 23-37, May.
    15. Yokwe, Stanley, 2009. "Water productivity in smallholder irrigation schemes in South Africa," Agricultural Water Management, Elsevier, vol. 96(8), pages 1223-1228, August.

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    JEL classification:

    • Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General
    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
    • Q30 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - General


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