Economic measurement of benefits of water pollution abatement in an irrigated river basin
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Economic measurement of benefits of water pollution abatement in an irrigated river basin

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Written in English


  • Water -- Pollution -- Economic aspects.,
  • Water quality management -- Economic aspects.

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Statementby Yoseph Gutema.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 317 leaves, bound ;
Number of Pages317
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Open LibraryOL16536791M

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  (An acre-foot of water is equivalent to , gallons.) The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which monitors water use by economic sector, estimates that irrigated agriculture accounted for 38 percent of the Nation's freshwater withdrawals in Agriculture, however, accounts for approximately 80 to 90 percent of U.S. consumptive water use. Relationships between river health and benefits for society 21 4 Framing river-society relationships 24 The purpose of our conceptual framework 24 The river ecosystem 25 Societal benefits 28 5 A closer look at causal linkages 37 Introduction 37 Fisheries 38 Irrigated crop production 44 Hydropower Legal authority to implement water pollution control was initiated essentially with the pas- sage of the Water Quality Act of (P.L. ), and the Clean Water Restoration Act of (P.L. ) which together greatly expanded earlier basic laws and directed that a "national policy for the prevention, control, and abatement of water. Water Quality and Productivity Enhancement in an Irrigated River Basin through Participatory Conservation Planning and Analysis Timothy K. Gates1, John W. Laba.

'Tne book cha.~ters are wrmen to accommodate readers of various discipiines, using a descriptive analysis of cornpifcated issues to b€ easily comprehendea by non-technical readers. Tfle coverage of the issues is also phenomenal, Including application of CBA to rd control, river res+orarion. river basin management, water quality ground wars,;. Irrigated agriculture is a major nonpoint source of surface water quality degradation. Nonpoint source discharges can be controlled by either output taxes or restrictions, or input taxes or. ENVIRONMENTAL ADVANTAGES OF INLAND BARGE TRANSPORTATION Inland barges carry approximately 15 percent of the nation’s freight at the lowest unit cost while offering an environmentally-sound alternative to truck and rail transportation. THE INLAND BARGE INDUSTRY: IS ENERGY EFFICIENT Number of miles one ton can be carried per gallon of fuel: By Truck Will Travel. The major causes of water pollution include sewage and other oxygen-demanding wastes, urbanization, agro-chemical wastes, thermal pollution, industrial wastes, nutrient enrichment, acid rain.

  4. Techniques to measure economic value of ecosystem services. There are several techniques that can be used to value the benefits of improved water quality or stream restoration. If restoration of water quality or recreation occurs in an urban setting where there are residences nearby the river, the hedonic property method may be applied. due to water pollution and lack of sanitation, the overall economic loss is estimated to be 5% of the gross domestic product (UNESCO, ). Teshager [11] reported that there is no study that. National Perspectives for Water Resources Development. Introductory Water is the most precious gift of nature of India. Its most beneficial use is a sine quanon, not only for the economic development but also for meeting the growing good requirements of the country. There are over 37 river catchments discharging into the WCPM and many of them are used for public water supply and have altered flow regimes (Fig. ).It has been reported that the main sources of river pollution in Malaysia comes from industries, commercial areas, urban diffuse sources, domestic sewage treatment plants, and land development and urbanization activities (Ashraf et al., ).