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Managing Water as an Economic Resource : Development Policy Studies - James Winpenny

Managing Water as an Economic Resource

Development Policy Studies

Paperback Published: 16th December 1993
ISBN: 9780415103787
Number Of Pages: 142

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"Managing Water as an Economic Resource" examines the roots of the widespread crisis in the world's water sector. Countries in all stages of development and various climatic zones continue to treat water as a plentiful and "free" resource. This results in a search for new supply sources at escalating economic and environmental costs and the persistence of wasteful supply, delivery and consumption systems. James Winpenny argues that planners, managers of water utilities and consumers must begin to treat water as an economic resource. He explains the benefits of allowing the private sector to supply more water and the importance of encouraging water markets where the resource will be most valued. Using global case studies, he evaluates the improved management of existing demand and offers suggestions for introducing measures which would treat water as an economic good and lead to major economic, financial and environmental benefits.

The Water Problem: Symptoms, Causes and Consequences
Tackling the Problem: Lines of Approach
Constructing the Policy Mix
Comparing the Options
Conclusions: the Urgency of Reform
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ISBN: 9780415103787
ISBN-10: 0415103789
Series: Development Policy Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 142
Published: 16th December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.49 x 13.87  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1