water rights trading Articles

  • Water Rights

    The term "water rights" refers to the right (formal or informal entitlement) of a user to use water from a water source, e.g., a river, stream, pond or source of groundwater. In areas with plentiful water and few users, such systems are generally not complicated or contentious. In other areas, especially arid areas where irrigation is practiced, such systems are often the source of conflict, both ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The construction of a water rights system in China that is suited to the strictest water resources management system

    Establishing a modern water rights system (WRS) that is suited to the Strictest Water Resources Management System (SWRM) is an important reform in China's water resources management in terms of addressing current water issues. However, there are still several problems in the construction of a WRS, such as ambiguity in the definition of water rights, weakness in the infrastructure of water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Looking for efficiency through integrated water management between agriculture and urban uses

    Many urban water systems must cope with water scarcity and climate change and additionally they must be able to fulfil the objectives of environmental protection, efficiency and sustainability. At the end they must provide the expected level of service now and in the future horizons. Some new comprehensive approaches are assessing the total water footprint in a territory using the concept of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water management problems in the Copiapó Basin, Chile: markets, severe scarcity and the regulator

    This research focuses on the determination of the factors that led to the failure of water management in the Copiapó Basin in Chile. Interestingly, the existence of full private ownership and free tradability of water rights has not prevented the overexploitation of groundwater resources. In the paper, firstly, water regulation and the role of the regulator in Chile are briefly discussed. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The development of water markets in China: progress, peril, and prospects

    This article employs the case of China to address questions concerning the proper design and implementation of Water Rights Trading (WRT) and its applicability in developing countries. The article relies on key-informant interviews and Chinese-language sources to explain the development of China's water markets to date, and to assess their future prospects for expansion. The article ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Grand Renaissance Dam and prospects for cooperation on the Eastern Nile

    The escalation of tensions between Ethiopia and Egypt over the construction of the Grand Renaissance is at least partly based on a misunderstanding of the nature of the risks this dam poses to Egypt. There is a two-part, win–win deal that can defuse tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia. First, Ethiopia needs to agree with Egypt and Sudan on rules for filling the Grand Renaissance Dam (GRD) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparative assessment of water markets: insights from the Murray–Darling Basin of Australia and the Western USA

    Water markets in Australia's Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) and the western USA are compared in terms of their ability to allocate scarce water resources. The study finds that the gains from trade in the MDB are worth hundreds of millions of dollars per year (note that all monetary units of dollars in this article are treated as US$ because Australian$ are converted at par). Total market turnover in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Price discovery and distribution of water rights linking upstream tree plantations to downstream water markets: experimental results

    This paper reports controlled experiments on markets linking downstream water entitlement holders with upstream landholders wishing to establish large tree plantations. The present study tackles the question of whether it matters who owns the initial water rights. Coase's (1960) theorem suggests initial endowments will not affect final equilibrium outcomes, in terms of water prices and water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wetlands International - Annual Plan and Budget 2014

    As our Brand Promise states: Wetlands International is “driven by the knowledge that safeguarding and restoring wetlands is urgent and vital for water security, biodiversity, climate regulation, sustainable development and human health”. We aim to stop the degradation of wetlands and to maximise benefits to people and nature through wetland conservation, restoration and wise use. One ...


    By Wetlands International

  • EPA proposes dropping plan to write effluent guidelines for coalbed methane

    The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to drop its plan to develop effluent guidelines for coalbed methane extraction, according to a notice scheduled for publication Aug. 7. EPA's notice, summarizing a biennial report on preliminary effluent guideline plans, said it was proposing the change ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Environmental Liabilities and Simulation

    Environmental costs are incurred by organizations in response to requirements of federal statutes (e.g., Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Oil Pollution Act) or state and local laws, and may be incurred either voluntarily or as part of a program to comply with these statutes and laws.  Examples of environmental costs include compliance programs, fines, penalties, legal fees, new pollution ...


    By Oracle

  • Top tank wash in midwest uses Abanaki oil skimmers to save costs(and stay in compliance)

    From a key location about midway between Indianapolis and Chicago, Kankakee Tank Wash services companies from all over the United States, providing high quality interior washing of food-grade trailers. Kankakee's two bay operation is certified not only as a food-grade wash station for a variety of cargo—from liquid commodities to dry bulk—but also as a Kosher wash station. Meeting stringent ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Climate change policy should pass a `human rights test`

    Using the human rights framework to tackle challenging ethical questions can guide climate policy, argues political philosopher Simon Caney. The international community recognises climate change as one of the largest problems facing humanity. But while the impacts are often framed in purely economic terms, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Divestiture is nothing but a distraction

    Feel-good measures that have no effect on actual greenhouse-gas production are a diversion from the critical actions we must take before it is too late. As a college president and chemist, I have worked throughout my career in areas connected to climate change. As an educator, I have written chemistry textbooks and regularly teach courses in which the most urgent issue is climate change. ...


    By Ensia

  • Wood shavings become coveted heating material / RUF Briquetting Press - Case Study

    RUF briquetting press saves carpenters from having a large shavings bunker and brings additional revenues. Master Carpenter Hermann Schreder knows problems with troublesome wood shavings first-hand. He has ended it three years ago and introduced an ideal solution within the scope of a business extension: With the RUF briquetting system, he compresses wood shavings to compact wood briquettes, ...

  • Reverse Osmosis: How Does It Figure Into a Dialysis Water System?

    Better than 95% of all dialysis centers use water purification equipment to purify water for dialysis. The centerpiece of these water purification systems has become reverse osmosis. In conjunction with sound pretreatment, RO has proven itself to be the safest, most reliable, and most economical method of purifying water for dialysis. Water plays an important, life-sustaining role for dialysis ...

  • BroadBand PRO: Landfill - Case Study

    The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) is not only the largest landfill in the state of Rhode Island; it’s also the only one. In earlier days, each city and town in the state had its own landfill operation. These multiple facilities tended to be inefficient, inconsistent and duplicative, besides resulting in a plethora of unbeautiful garbage dumps around the state. So the ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • The New Economy of Water: The Risks and Benefits of Globalization and Privatization of Fresh Water

    Executive Overview New voices are beginning to be heard in the debate over water, and new ideas – good and bad – considered. Among the most powerful and controversial of these new ideas is that water should be considered an “economic good” – subject to the rules and power of markets, multinational corporations, and international trading regimes. In the last decade, this idea has been put ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Hey, America: It’s time to talk about the price of water

    Recent woes have drawn unprecedented attention to the worth of fresh, clean water. Can it change the way we pay for the world’s most undervalued resource? This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the air and a flood of troubles over the UCLA campus. Raging water and mud trapped five people, swamped 1,000 cars ...


    By Ensia

  • Who Owns Groundwater?

    California’s drought underscores the need to improve how the state - and the rest of us - divvy up a resource in demand. Grapevines march across wires strung along rolling hills, their little trunks improbably supporting heavy black fruit. Cindy Steinbeck’s family has been farming this land since 1920. They grow Zinfandel, Viognier, Cabernet, Merlot, and Petite Syrah grapes but are ...


    By Ensia

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