Groom, Ben and Koundouri, Phoebe and Swanson, Timothy (2005): Cost–benefit analysis and efficient water allocation in Cyprus. Published in: Cost–Benefit Analysis And Water Resources Management (2005): pp. 315-339.
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The scarcity of water resources in both arid and temperate countries alike is one of the most pervasive natural resource allocation problems facing water users and policy-makers. In arid countries this problem is faced each day in the myriad of conflicts that surround its use.Water scarcity is a fact with which all countries have to become increasingly involved. Water scarcity occurs across many dimensions. First, there is growing demand for water in residential, industrial and agricultural sectors stemming largely from population and economic growth. Secondly, supply-side augmentation options have become increasingly constrained and restrictively costly in many countries. In combination, demand growth and supply-side interventions have stretched current water availability to its hydrological limits. In addition to these quantity constraints, the limits to the assimilative capacity of water resources for human and industrial waste have been reached in many places, and the quality of freshwater has been degraded (Winpenny, 1994).
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Cost–benefit analysis and efficient water allocation in Cyprus|
|English Title:||Cost–benefit analysis and efficient water allocation in Cyprus|
|Keywords:||Water allocation,cost-benefit analysis, Cyprus|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D61 - Allocative Efficiency ; Cost-Benefit Analysis
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation > Q25 - Water
|Depositing User:||Phoebe Koundouri|
|Date Deposited:||01. Oct 2012 13:46|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 13:18|
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