Alam, Khorshed and Rolfe, John and Donaghy, Peter (2006) An economic analysis of improved water quality. In: 50th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 8-10 Feb 2006, Sydney, Australia.
The research reported in this paper is focused on the cost-effectiveness of intervention strategies to reduce pollution loads and improve water quality in South-east Queensland. Strategies considered include point and non-point source interventions. Predicted reductions in pollution levels were calculated for each action based on the expected population growth. The costs of the interventions included the full investment and annual running costs as well as planned public investment by the state agencies. The results show that the cost-effectiveness of strategies is likely to vary according to whether suspended sediments, nitrogen or phosphorus loads are being targeted.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||No evidence of copyright restrictions.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||catchment modelling; cost-effectiveness analysis; environmental assets; water quality objectives|
|Subjects:||300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences > 300100 Soil and Water Sciences > 300199 Soil and Water Sciences not elsewhere classified
340000 Economics > 340200 Applied Economics > 340202 Environment and Resource Economics
|Depositing User:||Dr Khorshed Alam|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 01:21|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:50|
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