Economics of Water Resources: From Regulation to Privatization

  • Authors
  • Nicolas Spulber
  • Asghar Sabbaghi

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. The Conceptual Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nicolas Spulber, Asghar Sabbaghi
      Pages 3-14
    3. Nicolas Spulber, Asghar Sabbaghi
      Pages 15-36
    4. Nicolas Spulber, Asghar Sabbaghi
      Pages 37-54
    5. Nicolas Spulber, Asghar Sabbaghi
      Pages 55-72
  3. Integration of Water Quantity-Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-74
    2. Nicolas Spulber, Asghar Sabbaghi
      Pages 75-96
    3. Nicolas Spulber, Asghar Sabbaghi
      Pages 97-142
    4. Nicolas Spulber, Asghar Sabbaghi
      Pages 143-167
  4. Interaction of Management and Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-170
    2. Nicolas Spulber, Asghar Sabbaghi
      Pages 171-188
    3. Nicolas Spulber, Asghar Sabbaghi
      Pages 189-218
    4. Nicolas Spulber, Asghar Sabbaghi
      Pages 219-259
    5. Nicolas Spulber, Asghar Sabbaghi
      Pages 261-284
  5. The Scope of Regulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Nicolas Spulber, Asghar Sabbaghi
      Pages 287-302
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-342

About this book

Introduction

The appearance of this Second Edition has been encouraged by the favorable reception of the first. This has offered us the opportunity to update the materials and to expand the exposition ofour central theses concerning (1) the integration of water quantity-quality issues and the treatment of water as a multi-product commodity, with the market playing a major role in determining water quality-discriminant pricing; (2) the drawbacks of public controls, regulation and enforcement, and the need to expand privatization of water supply and of water and wastewater treatment facilities to ensure their appropriate development and modernization through increased reliance on private capital; (3) the unification and centralization of water management on the river basin level in order to handle effectively the expanding pressures for water availability, for the elimination of waterborne disease, for extensive and effective pollution abatement as well as coping with the related issues of soil erosion, siltation in streams, channels, and reservoirs, protection against distress from drought and floods, and with the myriad problems relating to the environment, recreation, and navigation. We have maintained the division ofthe book into four major parts and 12 chapters.

Keywords

Wastewater treatment Water Resources Water resource management Water resources management development environment erosion

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4866-5
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6039-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4866-5
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