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The Economics of Industrial Water Use

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The Economics of Industrial Water Use

9781840644999 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by the late Steven Renzetti, formerly Associate Professor of Economics, Brock University, Canada
Publication Date: 2002 ISBN: 978 1 84064 499 9 Extent: 544 pp
The Economics of Industrial Water Use presents an authoritative collection of the most important articles to have applied economic models and measurement techniques to the topic of industrial water use over the last thirty years. It includes an original introductory chapter which summarizes and critically assesses the literature on this important subject.

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The Economics of Industrial Water Use presents an authoritative collection of the most important articles to have applied economic models and measurement techniques to the topic of industrial water use over the last thirty years. It includes an original introductory chapter which summarizes and critically assesses the literature on this important subject.

These papers employ a range of modelling approaches including econometric estimation, linear programming, input–output models, non-market valuation and integrated river basin planning models. They also provide empirical evidence of the significant role played by economic forces in determining industrial water intake, discharge and recirculation.

This comprehensive volume will be an indispensable reference source for those with an interest in water’s role in industrial applications.
Critical Acclaim
‘As water becomes scarcer and as the industrial sector expands in many countries, the competition over the resource among sectors is more difficult. Industrial water consumption has doubled over the past decade in several countries, and is expected to rise more as industry expands. Economic instruments play an important role in efficient allocation of scarce water resources. This book demonstrates how knowledge of features of industrial water use coupled with economic instruments may enhance efficient water management. Reading this book is a fascinating voyage through the existing economic literature that was published in the last 30 years. The book combines the work of the most authoritative scholars in this field. All together it provides the reader with the necessary technical and economic background that can be used to address various industrial water use issues.’
– Ariel Dinar, The World Bank, Washington, DC, US
Contributors
24 articles, dating from 1966 to 1999
Contributors include: B. Bower, T. Brown, D. Gibbons, A. Kneese, C. Russell, D. Tate, R. Thompson, R. Young
Contents
Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction Steven Renzetti
PART I EARLY PAPERS
1. Blair T. Bower (1966), ‘The Economics of Industrial Water Utilization’
2. George O.G. Löf and Allen V. Kneese (1968), ‘The Water Technology of the Industry’
3. Judith Anne Rees (1969), ‘Inter-industry Variations in the Demand for Water’
4. Stephen J. Turnovsky (1969), ‘The Demand for Water: Some Empirical Evidence on Consumers’ Response to a Commodity Uncertain in Supply’
PART II WATER DEMAND IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR: ADDRESSING THE ISSUE OF SELF-SUPPLY
5. Jacob De Rooy (1974), ‘Price Responsiveness of the Industrial Demand for Water’
6. Joseph A. Ziegler and Stephen E. Bell (1984), ‘Estimating Demand for Water Intake by Self-Supplied Firms’
7. Ronald Teeples and David Glyer (1987), ‘Comments on "Estimating Demand by Self-Supplying Firms" by Joseph A. Ziegler and Stephen E. Bell’
8. Steven Renzetti (1992), ‘Estimating the Structure of Industrial Water Demands: The Case of Canadian Manufacturing’
9. Steven Renzetti (1993), ‘Examining the Differences in Self- and Publicly Supplied Firms’ Water Demands’
PART III COST FUNCTION MODELS OF MANUFACTURING WATER DEMANDS
10. Frederick G. Babin, Cleve E. Willis and P. Geoffrey Allen (1982), ‘Estimation of Substitution Possibilities between Water and Other Production Inputs’
11. Charles R. Grebenstein and Barry C. Field (1979), ‘Substituting for Water Inputs in U.S. Manufacturing’
PART IV PROGRAMMING MODELS OF INDUSTRIAL WATER USE
12. J.C. Stone and D. Whittington (1984), ‘Industrial Water Demands’
13. F.D. Singleton, Jr., James A. Calloway and Russell G. Thompson (1975), ‘An Integrated Power Process Model of Water Use and Waste Water Treatment in Chlor-Alkali Production’
PART V NON-EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIAL WATER USE
14. Richard C. Zuker and Glenn P. Jenkins (1984), Blue Gold: Hydro-Electric Rent in Canada
15. Thomas C. Brown, Benjamin L. Harding and Elizabeth A. Payton (1990), ‘Marginal Economic Value of Streamflow: A Case Study for the Colorado River Basin’
PART VI ECONOMIC ANALYSES OF INDUSTRIAL WATER POLLUTION
16. Clifford S. Russell (1973), Residuals Management in Industry: A Case Study of Petroleum Refining
17. William A. Sims (1979), ‘The Response of Firms to Pollution Charges’
18. Ajit K. Dasgupta and M.N. Murty (1985), ‘Economic Evaluation of Water Pollution Abatement: A Case Study of Paper and Pulp Industry in India’
PART VII THE VALUE OF INDUSTRIAL WATER USE
19. Robert A. Young (1996), ‘Applications 1: The Case of Water Used in Intermediate Goods’
20. Diana C. Gibbons (1986), ‘Industry’
PART VIII REGULATING AND FORECASTING INDUSTRIAL WATER USE
21. Jack B. Carmichael and Kenneth M. Strzepek (1984), ‘Modelling and Forecasting Industrial Water Use Treatment Practices’
22. Gardner M. Brown and Ralph W. Johnson (1984), ‘Pollution Control by Effluent Charges: It Works in the Federal Republic of Germany, Why Not in the U.S.’
23. D.M. Tate (1986), ‘Structural Change Implications for Industrial Water Use’
24. Steven Renzetti and Diane Dupont (1999), ‘An Assessment of the Impact of Charging for Provincial Water Use Permits’
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