Water Quantity/Quality Management And Conflict Resolution

Water Quantity/Quality Management And Conflict Resolution

by Ariel Dinar, Edna Tusak Loehman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275947823

ISBN-13: 9780275947828

Pub. Date: 02/28/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Increasing world demands for water call for new institutions and rules to minimize economic and political conflicts. Growing water quality problems from industry and agriculture only further exacerbate supply problems. Such conflicts can jeopardize economic and, in some parts of the world, even social order. To help understand the benefits and pitfalls of possible

Overview

Increasing world demands for water call for new institutions and rules to minimize economic and political conflicts. Growing water quality problems from industry and agriculture only further exacerbate supply problems. Such conflicts can jeopardize economic and, in some parts of the world, even social order. To help understand the benefits and pitfalls of possible alternative organizations, the contributors focus on local, interregional and international cases, using a variety of economic analysis methods. Practitioners, students, and scholars will find this work a valuable resource in water policy, environmental policy, resource economics, and civil engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275947828
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Pages:
548
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Institutions and Processes; Concepts and Case Studies

Management of Water Problems through Laws and Government Organizations

Evaluation of Two Institutional Arrangements for Resolving Interstate Water Disputes by William B. Lord and Douglas S. Kenney

The Role of the U.S. Government in Water Quality and Quantity Issues by Cynthia Dyballa

The Federal Clean Water Act and Its Application to the San Francisco Bay Estuary by Gregory A. Thomas

Institutional Development and Performance in Managing Southern California Groundwater Basins by William Blomquist

Water Use and Transfer in Taiwan by Ching-Kai Hsiao

Water Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in India by Shashikant Raghunath Sahasrabudhe, Ved Prakesh Vohra, and Mukesh Kumar

Conflict Resolution in Ontario Water Resources Policy by Isobel W. Heathcote

Interstate Water Management: The Case of the Murray-Darling Basin in Australia by Warren Musgrave

Design of Markets and Other Institutions

The Design of Institutional Arrangements for Water Allocation by K. William Easter and Yacov Tsur

Resolving Water Transfer Conflicts Through Changes in the Water Market Process by Charles W. Howe and David J. Goodman

Alienable Privatization Policies: The Choice between Inefficiency and Injustice by Norman Frohlich and Joe Oppenheimer

Integrating Equity, Efficiency, and Orderly Development in Western U.S. Groundwater Allocation by Arthur H. Chan

Integration of Quantity and Quality in a Water Market by Asghar Sabbaghi and Nicolas Spulber

Conflict Resolution Through Bargaining, Negotiation, and Mediation

Toward a New Nile Waters Agreement by Dale Whittington, John Waterbury, and Elizabeth McClelland

Resolving Conflicts Over Water Disputes in the Jordan River Basin by Aaron Wolf and Stephen Lonergan

Conflict Over Eastern U.S. Water Transfers: Toward a New Era of Negotiation? by Leonard A. Shabman and William E. Cox

Western U.S. Indian Water Conflicts: A Discussion of Economic Issues by Bonnie G. Colby

Resolving Intergovernmental Water Disputes through Negotiation by Jeffrey L. Jordan

Lessons in Conflict Resolution: The Case of the Denver Water Department by Kathleen Anderson and Tim Holeman

Resolving Environmental Conflicts through Mediation by An Painter

Bargaining and Water Disputes: A Perspective on the Coming Decade by Leonard A. Shabman

Coalitions, Collective Action, and Cooperation

Competing Demands for California's Scarce Water by Richard E. Howitt and Henry Vaux

Collective Action in Irrigation by Raouf F. Khouzam

Cooperative Solutions for Problems of Water Supply by Edna Tusak Loehman

Cooperative and Noncooperative Water Diversion in the Great Lakes Basin by Nir Becker and K. William Easter

Innovations in Cooperation: North American Waterfowl Management Plan by Luther P. Gerlach

Methods of Economic Analysis

Designing Institutional Rules

Protecting the Quality of Water Resources: Designing an Emission Charge System in New Zealand by Frank Scrimgeour

Political Economy of the Transition from Water Rights to Water Markets by Farhed A. Shah and David Zilberman

Minimizing Potential Distortions in a Spot Water Market: A Multilateral Bargaining Approach by R. Maria Saleth and John B. Braden

A Bargaining Model for Water Transfers Including Water Quality by George B. Frisvold and Margriet F. Caswell

Common Pool Resources: The Relevance of Laboratory Experimental Research by Steven C. Hackett and James M. Walker

Evaluation of Alternatives and Interest Group Analysis

Positional Analysis Applied to Water Pollution Problems in Developing Countries by Dugushilu Mafunda and Stale Navrud

Political Power Measures for Water Management Interest Groups by C. Robert Stark, Jr., David S. Bullock, and Wesley D. Seitz

Analyzing Interest Group Preferences for Groundwater Management: An Application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process by Keith Willett and Ramesh Sharda

Contingent Valuation in Resolving Local Public Water Problems by Wesley N. Musser, Lynn M. Musser, Andrew S. Laughland, and James S. Shortle

Economic and Political Analysis of Dredging Ohio's State Park Lakes by Fred J. Hitzhusen, Somskaow Bejranonda, Timothy Lehman, and Robert Macgregor

Index

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