Water Marketing: The Next Generation

Water Marketing: The Next Generation

by Terry L. Anderson, Peter J. Hill
     
 

Unified by their desire to produce innovative solutions to the problem of allocating fresh water, the prominent contributors to "Water Marketing" argue that government regulations inadvertently encourage the waste of our most vital resource by preventing the evolution of property rights to water marketing. In addition to considering how institutional impediments to… See more details below

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Unified by their desire to produce innovative solutions to the problem of allocating fresh water, the prominent contributors to "Water Marketing" argue that government regulations inadvertently encourage the waste of our most vital resource by preventing the evolution of property rights to water marketing. In addition to considering how institutional impediments to water markets might be removed, this collection of original essays emphasizes how transborder allocation of water should be improved. With its mix of U.S. and international case studies, this volume offers insightful public policy alternatives to water marketing that will stimulate a rethinking of traditional policies.

Author Biography: Terry L. Anderson is professor of economics at Montana State University and executive director of PERC. Peter J. Hill is professor of economics at Wheaton College and a senior associate at PERC.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847683987
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/21/1996
Series:
Political Economy Forum Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.48(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Taking the Plunge
Ch. 1Water Markets and the Problem of Shifting Paradigms1
Ch. 2Institutional Constraints on Transboundary Water Marketing31
Ch. 3Must Water Regulation Be Centralized?43
Ch. 4Water Rights Regulation, Political Incentives, and Federalism63
Ch. 5Increasing Efficiency in Water Markets: Examples from the Western United States79
Ch. 6Interstate Marketing of Central Arizona Project Water: Law, Economics, and Politics101
Ch. 7Transborder Water Trading among the Australian States127
Ch. 8Environmental Quality, Biological Envelopes, and River Basin Markets for Water Quality147
Ch. 9Protecting the Edwards Aquifer: An Efficient and Ecological Alternative167
Index191
About the Political Economy Forum and the Authors197

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