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Water Flow Risks and Stakeholder Impacts on the Choice of a Dam Site

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  • Hasan Bicak

    (Eastern Mediterranean University)

  • Glenn Jenkins

    (HIID Harvard University)

  • Ali Ozdemirag

    (University of Leicester, UK)

Abstract

This study evaluates three alternative locations for building a fresh water dam in the Yesilirmak Valley of North Cyprus. Each of the three sites has different investment costs, water storage capabilities and socio-political repercussions. These kinds of tradeoffs have in recent years characterized much of the worldwide debate surrounding the construction of electricity and irrigation dams. Another issue raised in the paper is the appreciate treatment of the risk and variability associated with the availability of water to fill the dam through time. This paper demonstrates how an integrated financial-economic-stakeholder analysis can provide the inputs needed by decision makers in such a situation to make political and economic choices

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  • Hasan Bicak & Glenn Jenkins & Ali Ozdemirag, 2000. "Water Flow Risks and Stakeholder Impacts on the Choice of a Dam Site," Development Discussion Papers 2000-11, JDI Executive Programs.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:dpaper:193
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    1. Jenkins, G.P., 1998. "Evaluation of Stakeholder Impacts in Cost-Benefit Analysis," Papers 631, Harvard - Institute for International Development.
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    1. Xie, Yang & Zilberman, David, 2015. "Water-Storage Capacities versus Water-Use Efficiency: Substitutes or Complements?," 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy 211894, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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    Keywords

    United States; North Cyprus; potable water; dam; resettlement; breakeven price; stakeholder impacts;

    JEL classification:

    • H43 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Project Evaluation; Social Discount Rate
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water

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