Alam, Khorshed (2008) Cost-benefit analysis of restoring the Buriganga River, Bangladesh. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 24 (4). pp. 593-607. ISSN 0790-0627
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Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/07900620802224486
The focus of this paper is to perform a cost–benefit analysis to determine the economic efficiency of the restoration of a dying river in Bangladesh, namely the Buriganga River. The benefits of the restoration programme are derived by using market data and employing benefit transfer and contingent valuation techniques. The values generated by this approach are integrated into the framework of a cost–benefit analysis, which showed a benefit-cost ratio of 4.35. This demonstrates that the restoration of dying rivers in developing countries is not only an environmental imperative, but is also socially and economically justifiable.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Buriganga River; benefit transfer; contingent valuation; cost-benefit analysis|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics|
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050207 Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
06 Biological Sciences > 0602 Ecology > 060204 Freshwater Ecology
|Subjects:||340000 Economics > 340200 Applied Economics > 340202 Environment and Resource Economics|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||D Environment > 96 Environment > 9612 Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments > 961204 Rehabilitation of Degraded Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments|
|Deposited On:||06 Aug 2008 14:59|
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