Water Resources and Economic Development


Water Resources and Economic Development

9781840645019 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by R. Maria Saleth, International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Publication Date: 2002 ISBN: 978 1 84064 501 9 Extent: 560 pp
Including work by some of the world’s leading economists, engineers, ecologists and social scientists, Water Resources and Economic Development is a unique collection due to its global perspectives and specific focus upon the recent experiences of the developing regions of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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Including work by some of the world’s leading economists, engineers, ecologists and social scientists, Water Resources and Economic Development is a unique collection due to its global perspectives and specific focus upon the recent experiences of the developing regions of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

It explores important topics such as basin and regional development, irrigation and agricultural development, water supply, sanitation and health, legal and institutional issues, water pricing and water markets, and policy trends and emerging issues.

This authoritative volume will be an invaluable source for students, researchers and policymakers and also for those who would like to be more informed in this key area of development studies.
Critical Acclaim
‘The papers throw up many interesting facts, and provide a good selection of reference material. . . At £120 the book is arguably good value. . . for libraries and researchers this collection will be a useful one to own. . .’
– John Butterworth, Waterlines

‘Over 50 authors, excerpted from 26 books, journals, and policy papers are represented in this vade mecum aquae. It is a valuable resource tool for both students and teachers of development studies, whether economists, water resource specialists, or development practitioners.’
– Stephen Paul Booth, Canadian Journal of Development Studies

‘The book would be a valuable resource for scholars and policy analysts who focus on water resource issues. But it would also be of great value for those who are not "water experts." Those specializing in agricultural economics, environmental economics and policy, and economic development will find this volume a handy reference, allowing them to get "up to speed" on many central issues in water resource management. For anyone teaching an undergraduate or graduate course in water resource management, this could ably serve as a course reader.’
– George Frisvold, Journal of the American Water Resources Association

‘Professor Saleth has collected some of the best work of the most creative thinkers in the water resources field today. I expect it to be one of the most-used volumes in my collection.’
– John B. Braden, University of Illinois, US
39 articles, dating from 1959 to 1999
Contributors include: R. Chambers, A. Dinar, K.W. Easter, M. Falkenmark, P.H. Gleick, C.W. Howe, M. Marchand, E. Ostrom, V. Ostrom, T. Scudder, D. Whittington
Introduction R. Maria Saleth
1. Malin Falkenmark (1999), ‘Forward to the Future: A Conceptual Framework for Water Dependence’
2. Peter H. Gleick (1993), ‘Water in the 21st Century’
3. Maynard M. Hufschmidt (1993), ‘Water Policies for Sustainable Development’
4. Harald D. Frederiksen (1996), ‘Water Crisis in Developing World: Misconceptions about Solutions’
5. Thayer Scudder (1994), ‘Recent Experiences with River Basin Development in the Tropics and Subtropics’
6. Marcel Marchand (1987), ‘The Productivity of African Floodplains’
7. Roger Epps and Tony Sorensen (1996), ‘Water Resource Management and Regional Development: A Potential Nexus in North West NSW?’
8. Maurice O. Ebong (1988), ‘River Basin Development as a Regional Planning Strategy: The Case of the Cross River, Nigeria’
9. Yacov Tsur, Hokyoun Park and Arie Issar (1989), ‘Fossil Groundwater as a Basis for Arid Zone Development? An Economic Inquiry’
10. Giorgio Guariso and Dale Whittington (1987), ‘Implications of Ethiopian Water Development for Egypt and Sudan’
11. Nils-Henrik M. von der Fehr and Lise Sandsbråten (1997), ‘Water on Fire: Gains from Electricity Trade’
12. Enrique H. Bucher and Paul C. Huszar (1995), ‘Critical Environmental Costs of the Paraguay-Paraná Waterway Project in South America’
13. William M. Adams and David M. Anderson (1988), ‘Irrigation Before Development: Indigenous and Induced Change in Agricultural Water Management in East Africa’
14. David H.L. Thomas and William M. Adams (1999), ‘Adapting to Dams: Agrarian Change Downstream of the Tiga Dam, Northern Nigeria’
15. Mark Svendsen and Liu Changming (1990), ‘Innovations in Irrigation Management and Development in Hunan Province: Financial Autonomy, Water Wholesaling, Turnover to Farmers, Mass Movement Labor’
16. Mark W. Rosegrant and Mark Svendsen (1993), ‘Asian Food Production in the 1990s: Irrigation Investment and Management Policy’
17. R. Maria Saleth (1997), ‘Irrigation-induced Indirect Employment During Eighth Plan: An Estimation Procedure with Tentative Estimates’
18. Yok-shiu F. Lee (1994), ‘Urban Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries’
19. World Bank Water Demand Research Team (1993), ‘The Demand for Water in Rural Areas: Determinants and Policy Implications’
20. John Briscoe and Harvey A. Garn (1995), ‘Financing Water Supply and Sanitation Under Agenda 21’
21. Peter H. Gleick (1998), excerpts from ‘Water and Human Health’
22. J.W. Milliman (1959), ‘Water Law and Private Decision-making: A Critique’
23. Vincent Ostrom and Elinor Ostrom (1972), ‘Legal and Political Conditions of Water Resource Development’
24. I.D. Carruthers and J.A. Morrison (1996), ‘Institutions in Water Resource Management: Insights from New Institutional Economics’
25. Robert Wade (1995), ‘The Ecological Basis of Irrigation Institutions: East and South Asia’
26. Charles W. Howe and John A. Dixon (1993), ‘Inefficiencies in Water Project Design and Operation in the Third World: An Economic Perspective’
27. K. William Easter (1993), ‘Economic Failure Plagues Developing Countries’ Public Irrigation: An Assurance Problem’
28. Ariel Dinar and Ashok Subramanian (1998), ‘Policy Implications from Water Pricing Experiences in Various Countries’
29. Rajan K. Sampath (1992), ‘Issues in Irrigation Pricing in Developing Countries’
30. Mark W. Rosegrant and Hans P. Binswanger (1994), ‘Markets in Tradable Water Rights: Potential for Efficiency Gains in Developing Country Water Resource Allocation’
31. K. William Easter, Mark W. Rosegrant and Ariel Dinar (1999), ‘Formal and Informal Markets for Water: Institutions, Performance, and Constraints’
32. Charles W. Howe, Dennis R. Schurmeier and W. Douglas Shaw, Jr. (1986), ‘Innovative Approaches to Water Allocation: The Potential for Water Markets’
33. World Bank (1993), ‘Appendix C. Privatization and User Participation in Water Resources Management’
34. Sam H. Johnson III (1997), ‘Irrigation Management Transfer: Decentralizing Public Irrigation in Mexico’
35. Dale Whittington, Jennifer Davis and Elizabeth McClelland (1998), ‘Implementing a Demand-driven Approach to Community Water Supply Planning: A Case Study of Lugazi, Uganda’
36. Donna J. Lee and Ariel Dinar (1995), Review of Integrated Approaches to River Basin Planning, Development, and Management
37. J. Briscoe (1997), ‘Managing Water as an Economic Good: Rules for Reformers’
38. Peter H. Gleick (1996), ‘Basic Water Requirements for Human Activities: Meeting Basic Needs’
39. Frances Cleaver (1998), ‘Incentives and Informal Institutions: Gender and the Management of the Water’
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