The Economics of Evaluating Water Projects

The Economics of Evaluating Water Projects

This book presents research on a kind of water use conflicts that is becoming more and more common and important: How to best manage moving water in times of increasing demand for electricity as well as environmental services.

Author: Per-Olov Johansson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642276705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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This book presents research on a kind of water use conflicts that is becoming more and more common and important: How to best manage moving water in times of increasing demand for electricity as well as environmental services. How should decisions be made between water use for electricity generation or for environmental and recreational benefits? The authors develop a simple general equilibrium model of a small open economy which is used to derive a cost-benefit rule that can be used to assess projects that divert water from electricity generation to recreational and other uses (or vice versa). The cost-benefit rule is then applied to the specific case of a proposed change at a Swedish hydropower plant. The book provides a manual for the evaluation of river regulations which can easily be replicated in other studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Evaluating Water Projects

Evaluating Water Projects

Should more water be diverted to or from electricity generation? This timely question is addressed in this short volume.

Author: Per-Olov Johansson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642367908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 67

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Should more water be diverted to or from electricity generation? This timely question is addressed in this short volume. Two different approaches are introduced and compared: The first is a cost-benefit analysis, examining the case of re-regulating a Swedish hydropower plant in which water is diverted from electricity generation to the downstream dryway. The proposed scenario generates environmental and other benefits, but comes at a cost in terms of lost electricity. The second study introduces an approach very different from the one used in conventional cost-benefit analysis, and provides a set of measures designed so that most, if not all, affected parties will be better off. Thus, in contrast to a conventional cost-benefit analysis, which draws on hypothetical compensation measures, the new approach envisages actual compensation. Comparing two different theoretical frameworks on the basis of a real-world case, this study can be seen as a manual that can be used to evaluate reasonably small re-regulation of rivers.
Categories: Business & Economics

Selected Water Resources Abstracts

Selected Water Resources Abstracts

Studies of general economic benefits from salinity abatement and the cost per
unit of salinity reduction expected from specific proposed projects have been
developed by the responsible federal agencies, but no project-by-project
evaluation ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034738289

Category: Hydrology

Page:

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Categories: Hydrology

The Economic and Environmental Indicators for Evaluating the National Pilot Project on Livestock and the Environment

The Economic and Environmental Indicators for Evaluating the National Pilot Project on Livestock and the Environment

The area has been designated by USDA as a Hydrologic Unit Area , eligible for
special dairy waste management and NPS projects . The ground and surface
water resources in this area have been targeted by the Texas Water Commission
 ...

Author: Aziz Bouzaher

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858022085009

Category:

Page: 29

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A Study of Economic and Financial Policies for State Water Projects

A Study of Economic and Financial Policies for State Water Projects

This concept of a special medium for evaluation of water project benefits is not
consistent with our basic economic system . Edward F. Renshaw states this point
clearly : " In a free society with both consumer and producer sovereignty , the only
 ...

Author: California. Legislature. Assembly. Committee on Water

Publisher:

ISBN: UCI:31970032641927

Category: Water resources development

Page: 202

View: 598

Categories: Water resources development

Multiobjective Analysis in Water Resources

Multiobjective Analysis in Water Resources

During the 1930s and 1940s , A . C . Pigou , in his book The Economics of
Welfare , had a strong influence on the New ... economy and to the efforts of
public planners to find the best projects and plans by application of economic
evaluation ...

Author: Engineering Foundation (U.S.). Conference

Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers

ISBN: UOM:39015006421435

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 237

View: 623

The consideration of multiple objectives in decision making is a common phenomenon among modelers and systems analysts. This title discusses multiple objective analysis and its use in relation to water resources planning and management, watershed and river basin management, stormwater management, and other water resources projects.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects

Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects

... are attuned to economic and financial principles consistent with capital
budgeting procedures for evaluating projects of ... can be used in comparisons to
exogenously - specified economic values of water to easily provide for
implications of a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210025686211

Category: Water conservation

Page: 224

View: 155

Categories: Water conservation

An Economic Analysis of Small Watershed Project Evaluation Procedures

An Economic Analysis of Small Watershed Project Evaluation Procedures

40 Federal Water Resources Agency Long - Term Discount Rates As just
indicated , Federal water resource agencies ( members of the Water Resources
Council ) employ an essentially riskless long - term discount rate in evaluting
project ...

Author: John Vondruska

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293008360210

Category: Flood control

Page: 630

View: 243

Categories: Flood control

Natural Resource Economics

Natural Resource Economics

Economics and Water Resources benefit - cost analysis is of historical interest
and was first applied to the economic evaluation of water projects , it is now
finding applications in many other areas of public decision making as well . The
second ...

Author: Allen V. Kneese

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015034860695

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 478

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Natural Resource Economics brings together in one accessible volume an outstanding selection of Allen V. Kneese's papers, published over the past 26 years and ranging widely over natural resource economics including basic theory, empirical issues and policy analysis. Beginning with a broad overview of the field of natural resource economics, the first part includes papers dealing with ethics and environmental economics, efforts to develop a sustainable economy and optimal organization arrangements for environmental management. The second part explores the history of benefit-cost analysis and Dr Kneese's work on water allocation in arid areas, including the trading of water rights and water pricing. The final part focuses on environmental economics and policy, including the classic essay 'Production, Consumption and Externalities'. Dr Kneese accompanies these papers with an authoritative introduction in which he briefly discusses his career and his role in the development of the now thriving field of environmental economics.
Categories: Business & Economics

Economic Evaluation of Water Jurisdictional considerations in water resources management

Economic Evaluation of Water  Jurisdictional considerations in water resources management

There is now no universally accepted method of evaluating the justification of
public investment in water projects . However , the value criterion generally used
at the federal level is the benefit - cost ratio . This is an elaborate analytical
device ...

Author: Percy Harold McGauhey

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112059464369

Category: Water resources development

Page:

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Categories: Water resources development

Water Resources Series

Water Resources Series

For purposes of evaluation , the relevant region will be considered one or part of
the 167 OBE economic areas delineated ... of developmental investments and
establishing the role and contribution of a specific water resources project therein
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435071281117

Category: Flood control

Page:

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Categories: Flood control

Evaluation of Federal Hydroelectric Power Projects

Evaluation of Federal Hydroelectric Power Projects

economic evaluation should be based on a comparison with rates applicable to
private capital , as government investment ... rate of interest of 4 % to 5 % should
be used for government water - resource projects pending fuller investigation .

Author: William Whipple

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210025030857

Category: Hydroelectric power plants

Page:

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Categories: Hydroelectric power plants

Evaluation of Water Supply Projects

Evaluation of Water Supply Projects

Instead , the justification rests on a qualitative assessment of the benefits
anticipated from the water supply . 13 . The characteristics of water supply
projects thus led to the lack of a standard approach for evaluating their economic
viability .

Author: Maria Arlene M. Tadle

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030344800

Category: Water resources development

Page: 38

View: 505

Categories: Water resources development

Economic Evaluation of Water An input output and linear programming analysis of California water requirements by E M Lofting and P H McGauhey

Economic Evaluation of Water  An input output and linear programming analysis of California water requirements  by E M  Lofting and P H  McGauhey

NATURE OF STUDY The study represents the fourth phase of a continuing
research project concerned with the Economic Evaluation of Water conducted by
the Sanitary Engineering Research Laboratory of the University of California .

Author: University of California, Berkeley. Sanitary Engineering Research Laboratory

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060643421

Category: Water resources development

Page:

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Categories: Water resources development

Water Harvesting and Recycling

Water Harvesting and Recycling

However , it is better to subject all the projects to the rigidities of economic
rationale . Economic evaluation of water harvesting alternatives has gained
importance in view of making investment decisions for soil and water
conservation projects .

Author: J. S. Samra

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:69746683

Category: Rain-water (Water-supply)

Page: 248

View: 217

Categories: Rain-water (Water-supply)

Environment Reporter

Environment Reporter

Brief for the ently used to evaluate water resource Federal Appellees at 11. The
Assistant projects , the estimated costs of the State Conservationist of the SCS
indicatproject would exceed estimated bened at trial that if the project were evalu
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000008952899

Category: Environmental law

Page:

View: 744

Categories: Environmental law

Proceedings of The Twenty first Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference April 30 May 2 1987 Seattle Washington

Proceedings  of The  Twenty first Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference  April 30 May 2  1987  Seattle  Washington

State decision - makers have a substantial incentive to properly evaluate the
economic impacts of a of a proposed federal water project . Although states
traditionally provide in - kind contributions for these large - scale water projects ,
recent ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01152763K

Category: Northwest, Pacific

Page: 227

View: 381

Categories: Northwest, Pacific

Water Resources Research Catalog

Water Resources Research Catalog

5.0850 EVALUATION OF FUTURE TECHNOLOGICAL IMPACTS ... 6.0465 ...
6.0179 NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION WATER PROJECT ... 5.0288 ... 2.0946 AN
ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015347730

Category:

Page:

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Beginning with vol. 9, only new and continuing but modified projects are listed. Vols. 8- should be kept as a record of continuing but unchanged projects.
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Dissertation Abstracts

Dissertation Abstracts

THE ROLE OF UNCERTAINTIES IN THE ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF WATER
- RESOURCES PROJECTS . ( Order No . 64 - 5567 ) Edward Gregory Altouney ,
Ph . D . Stanford University , 1963 temperature ) by assigning blade efficiencies ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080254108

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page:

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Handbook for Integrating Poverty Impact Assessment in the Economic Analysis of Projects

Handbook for Integrating Poverty Impact Assessment in the Economic Analysis of Projects

The poverty - reducing impact of a project is traced by evaluating the expected
distribution of net economic benefits to different groups . With financial ... This can
be illustrated through a publicly funded water utility project selling piped water .

Author: Asian Development Bank

Publisher:

ISBN: 9715614108

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 877

This handbook provides practical recommendations and examples that build on current practice in project economic analysis. In addition to discussing conceptual aspects, it provides examples based on ADB projects.
Categories: Business & Economics