Issues in the economic evaluation of improved water quality objectives

Alam, Khorshed and Rolfe, John and Donaghy, Peter (2006) Issues in the economic evaluation of improved water quality objectives. Sustaining Regions, 5 (3). pp. 48-58. ISSN 1446-2974


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Formulating plans and strategies to protect environmental assets of fresh, estuarine and marine waters require setting of appropriate water quality objectives. Each environmental asset requires a certain level of water quality to be maintained. The focus of water quality objectives recently adopted in Australia has been shifted from maintaining drinking water quality to ecosystem protection. Based on environmental assets identified in the Douglas Shire waters and their associated water quality objectives, this paper reviews the process and information needed to evaluate the potential impacts of improved water quality objectives.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:54
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: catchment modelling, Douglas Shire, environmental asset, non-market benefit, water quality improvement
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics

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