This volume brings together a number of prominent economic studies all of which deal with key water quality issues. The studies focus on the economic aspects of water quality including identifying the polluters' actions and incentives, designing and comparing control mechanisms, analyzing the costs and benefits of water quality programmes, and finally managing transboundary water quality. They all make recommendations for improving water quality through changing incentives, programmes and/or policies.

part 1|152 pages

Managing Alternative Sources of Water Pollution

part |69 pages

Industrial Water Pollution

chapter 1|22 pages

Environmental Regulation, Investment Timing, and Technology Choice*

ByWayne B. Gray, Ronald J. Shadbegian

chapter 2|32 pages

Industrial pollution in economic development: the environmental Kuznets curve revisited

ByHemamala Hettige, Muthukumara Mani, David Wheeler

chapter 3|13 pages

The Costs of Water Pollution Regulation in the Pulp and Paper Industry

ByJohn D. McClelland, John K. Horowitz

part |80 pages

Agricultural Water Pollution

chapter 4|9 pages


Dynamics of agricultural groundwater extraction
ByPetra Hellegers, David Zilberman, Ekko van Ierland

chapter 5|14 pages

Optimal Self-Protection from Nitrate-Contaminated Groundwater

ByRichard C. Ready, Kimberly Henken

chapter 6|26 pages

Economic Risk and Water Quality Protection in Agriculture

ByDarrell J. Bosch, James W. Pease

chapter 7|28 pages

Endogenous Transport Coefficients

Implications for Improving Water Quality from Multi-Contaminants in an Agricultural Watershed
ByAnastasia M. Lintner, Alfons Weersink

part 2|156 pages

Alternative Instruments for Controlling Water Pollution

part |72 pages

Regulation, Standards, Taxes, Subsidies and Liability for Water Quality

chapter 8|6 pages

Agricultural Runoff as a Nonpoint Externality

A Theoretical Development
ByRonald C. Griffin, Daniel W. Bromley

chapter 9|11 pages

Agricultural pollution control under Spanish and European environmental policies

ByYolanda Martínez, José Albiac

chapter 10|11 pages

Land Retirement as a Tool for Reducing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution

ByMarc O. Ribaudo, C. Tim Osborn, Konyar Kazim

chapter 11|22 pages

Modeling Regional Irrigation Decisions and Drainage Pollution Control

ByAriel Dinar, Stephen. A. Hatchett, Edna. T. Loehman

chapter 12|17 pages

Liability for Groundwater Contamination from Pesticides

ByKathleen Segerson

part |82 pages

Water Pollution Permits and Nutrient Trading to Improve Water Quality

chapter 13|13 pages

The Structure and Practice of Water Quality Trading Markets 1

ByRichard T. Woodward, Ronald A. Kaiser, Aaron-Marie B. Wicks

chapter 14|10 pages

Transferable Discharge Permits and Economic Efficiency

The Fox River
ByWilliam O’Neil, Martin David, Christina Moore, Erhard Joeres

chapter 15|12 pages

Point-nonpoint nutrient trading in the Susquehanna River basin

ByRichard D. Horan, James S. Shortle, David G. Abler

chapter 16|14 pages

Point/Nonpoint Source Pollution Reduction Trading

An Interpretive Survey
ByDavid Letson

chapter 17|9 pages

Point/Nonpoint Source Trading of Pollution Abatement

Choosing the Right Trading Ratio
ByArun S. Malik, David Letson, Stephen R. Crutchfield

chapter 18|20 pages

A trading-ratio system for trading water pollution discharge permits

ByMing-Feng Hung, Daigee Shaw

part 3|150 pages

Returns from Clean Water

part |45 pages

Provision of Clean Water

chapter 19|24 pages

The Economics of Safe Drinking Water

ByRobert Innes, Dennis Cory

part |63 pages

Willingness to Pay to Prevent Water Pollution

chapter 21|11 pages

Joint Production and Averting Expenditure Measures of Willingness to Pay

Do Water Expenditures Really Measure Avoidance Costs?
ByNii Adote Abrahams, Bryan J. Hubbell, Jeffrey L. Jordan

chapter 22|19 pages

The Economic Benefits of Surface Water Quality Improvements in Developing Countries:

A Case Study of Davao, Philippines
ByKyeongAe Choe, Dale Whittington, Donald T. Lauria

chapter 23|16 pages

Contingent Valuation in Korean Environmental Planning:

A Pilot Application to the Protection of Drinking Water Quality in Seoul
BySeung-Jun Kwak, Clifford S. Russell

chapter 24|13 pages

Option Prices for Groundwater Protection

BySteven F. Edwards

part |38 pages

Cost of Preventing Water Pollution

chapter 25|11 pages

The On-Farm Costs of Reducing Groundwater Pollution

ByScott L. Johnson, Richard M. Adams, Gregory M. Perry

chapter 26|14 pages

Implications of Alternative Policies on Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater

ByManzoor E. Chowdhury, Ronald D. Lacewell

chapter 27|10 pages

Optimal Spatial Management of Agricultural Pollution

ByJohn B. Braden, Gary V. Johnson, Aziz Bouzaher, David Miltz

part 4|65 pages

Transboundary Water Pollution Control

chapter 28|26 pages

Trade’s Dynamic Solutions to Transboundary Pollution 1

ByLinda Fernandez

chapter 29|11 pages

Transboundary water management Game-theoretic lessons for projects on the US–Mexico border*

ByGeorge B. Frisvold, Margriet F. Caswell

part 5|59 pages

Policy Trends and Emerging Issues in Controlling Water Pollution

chapter 34|13 pages

Groundwater Management When Water Quality Is Endogenous

ByCatarina Roseta-Palma