An economic analysis of improved water quality

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.

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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.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:21
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2018 01:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: catchment modelling; cost-effectiveness analysis; environmental assets; water quality objectives
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050399 Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9004 Water and Waste Services > 900404 Water Services and Utilities

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