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Improving the Water Allocation Framework in New Zealand

  • Hawke, Richard

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    (Ministry of Economic Development, New Zealand)

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    Water is a finite, scarce and valuable resource underpinning New Zealand's economy and environment. This paper proposes that the present allocation arrangements could be improved to achieve improved enhanced economic and environmental outcomes.

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    Paper provided by Ministry of Economic Development, New Zealand in its series Occasional Papers with number 06/9.

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    Length: 43 pages
    Date of creation: May 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:ris:nzmedo:2006_009
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