Scarcity, Entitlements and the Economics of Water in Developing Countries (New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series)

Scarcity, Entitlements and the Economics of Water in Developing Countries (New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series)

By: P.B. Anand (author)Paperback

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P.B. Anand argues that if water supply and sanitation were mainly problems of technology or financial resources, they would have been resolved long ago. While appreciating that technology and finances are important, he ascertains that there are many other factors affecting our ability to intervene and improve the effectiveness of policies. The author explores these factors, raising questions such as `How is water scarcity defined?', `Are there patterns that indicate how nations use available freshwater resources?', `Does water shortage make nations use water more efficiently?', and `What explains the variation in progress with regard to Millennium Development Goals related to water and sanitation?'. Other important themes examined include: * availability and use of water resources * inequality in access to water * the role of institutions and policies * access to water and sanitation * river water agreements and disputes * consumer perspectives and water utility management. Underpinned by international datasets and national- and local-level case studies based on primary research, the study identifies issues for policy and further research. As such, it will provide a fascinating and stimulating read for researchers, students and academics with an interest in water economics and public policy. Practitioners focusing on water management, sustainable development, water supply and health will also find this b

About Author

P.B. Anand, Reader in Environmental Economics and Public Policy, University of Bradford, UK


Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Investigating Water `Scarcity' 3. Access to Water Supply: Achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4. Sharing Water Peacefully: Understanding Transboundary Water-Resource Conflicts 5. An Analysis of a River Dispute: Interaction of Politics and Economics 6. Improving Access to Water: Institutions, Entitlements and Inequality 7. Consumer Preferences and Public Policy 8. Justice, Rights and Sustainability: Access to Water and the Capability Approach 9. Conclusions and a Research Agenda Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849801812
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781849801812
  • ISBN10: 1849801819

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