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Author Russo, Kira Artemis, 1964-

Title What water is worth : overlooked non-monetary value in water resources / Kira Artemis Russo and Zachary A. Smith
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (100 pages)
Series Palgrave pivot
Palgrave pivot.
Contents Conventional values of water -- Economic grounds for current practices of water management -- The millennium ecosystem assessment -- Non-conventional community values of water -- Cooperative communities : the future of water management -- Glossary of terms
Summary "Water managers tend to have narrow views on what they consider to be the value of water. However, not all water use is market driven; therefore, a comprehensive understanding of local community values associated with water can inform decision making by water managers. We use the term 'water manager' to encompass not only the singular person assigned this community duty but also the many councils and institutions who make decisions regarding local water resources. Regarding conventional values of water, an abundance of research exists; yet, for intangible aspects such as conservation for its own sake and spiritual connections, research involving value is limited. There are volumes of works that estimate the monetary values of water; however, intangible values are often overlooked. In general, few studies endeavor to estimate worth for water that encompasses more than a monetary value. We argue that it is the inclusion of both monetary and non-monetary values that justifies trust in the position of water manager"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Water conservation.
Water-supply -- Management.
Form Electronic book
Author Smith, Zachary A. (Zachary Alden), 1953-
ISBN 1137062495 (electronic bk.)
9781137062499 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ;) (alk. paper)
(hardback ;) (alk. paper)