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Grafton, Quentin

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The economics of water concerns the measurement and effective management of the trade-offs across its many competing uses (and non-uses) over time and in different locations. Measurement requires estimation of the costs, benefits and risks associated with alternative uses of water. For example, these alternatives could be: (i) keeping water in the river to support ecosystem services, (ii) extracting it for a town�s water supply, or (iii) using water to irrigate a rice crop. Effective management...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGrafton, Quentin
dc.contributor.editorGrafton, R.Q.
dc.contributor.editorWyrwoll, P.
dc.contributor.editorWhite, C.
dc.contributor.editorAllendes, D.
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:32:56Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-925021660
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/56000
dc.description.abstractThe economics of water concerns the measurement and effective management of the trade-offs across its many competing uses (and non-uses) over time and in different locations. Measurement requires estimation of the costs, benefits and risks associated with alternative uses of water. For example, these alternatives could be: (i) keeping water in the river to support ecosystem services, (ii) extracting it for a town�s water supply, or (iii) using water to irrigate a rice crop. Effective management ensures that society�s objectives for water use (for example, environmental sustainability, sanitation and waste disposal, or food production) are achieved by supporting methods to allocate water that favours higher value uses (including non-uses) and ensures that basic water needs are met.
dc.format.extent4 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.relation.ispartofGlobal Water: Issues and Insights
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourceGlobal Water: Issues and Insights
dc.source.urihttp://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/p281381/pdf/2.-Economics.pdf
dc.titleEconomics
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor140205 - Environment and Resource Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4430637xPUB347
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationGrafton, R Quentin, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage7
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage10
local.identifier.doi/10.22459/GW.05.2014.02
dc.date.updated2020-12-13T07:26:17Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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