water resource economics Books

  • Frontiers in Water Resource Economics

    This edited volume focuses on recent methodological advanced within the field of water resource economics and shows how these advances can be applied to the economics of water issues. It identifies five areas of particular importance -- asymmetric information and game theory, uncertainty, space, water quality, and production and technology ...

  • Economics of Water Resources

    Quentin Grafton brings together more than 90 previously published articles in this two volume collection on the economics of water resources. The articles featured cover a vast range of subjects, locations and methodologies and are divided into nine broad theme areas including environmental valuation, water pollution, irrigation, residential and ...

  • OECD Water Resources and Sanitation Set

    Special Offer: OECD Water Resources and Sanitation Set Purchase all four reports together and save over 30% on buying separately. Includes: Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) March 2010 - ISBN: 9781843393658 Managing Water for All Organisation for Economic ...

  • Guidelines for the Integrated Management of the Watershed - Phytotechnology and Ecohydrology

    Integrated Water Resource Management as defined by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a process that considers the co-ordination of development and management of water, land and related resources to enhance economic and social welfare without jeopardizing the sustainability of the ecosystem.Ecohydrology together with the application of ...

  • Water Resources in the Middle East

    This book presents various approaches to the resolution of the severe water resources shortages and issues of the Middle East, with particular emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian water conflicts. The authors include leading Palestinian, Israeli and international water experts who have worked together for a number of years, many in joint research ...

  • Water Resources Allocation: Sharing Risks and Opportunities

    Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from water resources. This report overviews how allocation works in a range of countries and how the performance of allocation arrangements can be ...

  • Economics of Water Resources: The Contributions of Dan Yaron

    The primary focus of the book is the interaction between quantity and quality in water resource management at various levels and sectors. The chapters cover field, farm, and regional-level water allocation issues, as well as international aspects of water sharing. The book demonstrates the use of economic approaches such as linear and non-linear ...

  • Economic valuation of water resources in agriculture. From the sectoral to a functional perspective of natural resource management (En)

    Series: FAO Water ReportsAgriculture is coming under more and more pressure to justify its use of the world's freshwater resources and to improve its productive and environmental performance. The allocations of raw water to agriculture (and the allocations within the agriculture sector) all need to be negotiated in a transparent way. This report ...

  • Current Issues in the Economics of Water Resource Management

    Water resource management is complicated in practice on account of the diverse nature of the resource and its many uses. This volume reports recent economic research on the theory, practice, and policy of water management. It is distinguished by the number and the range of the applications it considers. Chapters consider problems in the estimation ...

  • OECD Water Policy and Finance Set

    Special Offer: OECD Water Policy & Finance Set Purchase all four reports together and save over 30% on buying separately. Includes: Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) April 2011 - ISBN: 9781780400112 Innovative Financing Mechanisms for the Water Sector Organisation for ...

  • Transboundary Water Resources: Strategies for Regional Security and Ecological Stability

    After the sovjet era and since their independence the new Central Asian countries are rebuilding a system of water resources management: an important challenge for the development of the whole region. The NATO workshop held on 25-27 August 2003 by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of ...

  • Decentralization and Coordination of Water Resource Management

    Centralized, top-down management of water resources through regulations has created unnecessary economic burdens upon users. More flexible decentralized controls through the use of economic incentives have gained acceptance over the past decade. The theme of this book is the increasing efforts throughout water-scarce regions to rely upon ...

  • Economics of Water Resources: From Regulation to Privatization

    The Second Edition of Economics of Water Resources: From Regulation to Privatization updates and expands the exposition of the authors' central theses concerning: the integration of water quantity-quality issues, and the treatment of water as a multi-product commodity, with the market playing the major role in the determination of water ...

  • The Evolution of Water Resource Planning and Decision Making

    This broad review of the development of US water resource policy analysis and practice offers perspectives from several disciplines: law, economics, engineering, ecology and political science. While the historical context provided goes back to the early 19th century, the book concentrates on the past 60 years and features a discussion of the ...

  • Freshwater under Threat - Africa- Asia Summary

    Population growth, urbanisation and economic growth in general, all exert pressure on water resources through increased demand and pollution. Water is essential for life and it's supply for safe drinking water, food, health and the environment needs to be secured. This 57 page summary with CD-ROM provides the status of water resources across the ...

  • Climate Change and Water Resources

    Climate Change and Water Resources is written by expert authors from around the world and examines the full scope of climate change science, the impacts on the water sector, and all available mitigation and adaptation strategies. Each chapter provides an analysis of the issues raised and is supported by appropriate examples and case studies.   ...

  • Conflict and Cooperation on Trans-Boundary Water Resources

    Trans-boundary water resources are often a cause of conflict among riparian entities. Increasing demand for water resources and deterioration of existing water sources underscore the need to resolve conflicts over the allocation of consumption and pollution rights among conflicting uses and users. Because economic growth of the entities that ...

  • Groundwater for Sustainable Development: Problems, Perspectives and Challenges

    Designed to provide a common platform for sharing knowledge and experience, this book presents state of the art developments in the field of groundwater. Recognizing the importance of integrated water resources management, the text covers technical, environmental, legal, economic, and social aspects of groundwater resources management, ...

  • Economics of Coastal and Water Resources: Valuing Environmental Functions

    This book examines in detail the resource management problems and challenges posed by the intensification of the environmental change process in coastal areas around the globe. The analysis deployed is by and large buttressed by methods and techniques drawn from social science disciplines: economics, geography, and psychology. However, the ...

  • Integrated Assessment for Water Framework Directive Implementation: Data, Economic and Human Dimension

    Special Offer: Water Framework Directive Series Set Click here to buy all four titles including Volume 3 and Save £100! Implementing the comprehensive Water Framework Directive requires a thorough planning process that consists of several consecutive steps. The least one can say is that it is a challenging task which needs appropriate ICT tools ...

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