The Economics of Water

Within the recreation section of the economic values studies, you will find research done on fishing, beaches and coasts, plus boating and rafting. You will also find information about the recreationists themselves.
 
Rivers      Watersheds      Bays, Reservoirs & Wetlands 
 
All articles and abstracts are in pdf format
 
 

Rivers

Economics of Water - Definitions of Terms

Intermediate Material

Economic Analysis of Wetland Restoration Along the Illinois River
    by Tony Prato and Donald Hey
Measuring the Total Economic Value of Restoring Ecosystem Services in an Impaired River Basin:
    Results from a Contingent Valuation Survey 
    by John Loomis et. al.
 
Markets for Water Rights under Environmental Constraints 
    by Marian L. Weber
Estimating the Economic Value of Improvements in River Ecology Using Choice Experiments: An Application to the Water Framework Directive 
    by Nick Hanley, Robert E. Wright, and Begona Alvarez-Farizo
Estimating Recreational Trout Fishing Damages in Montana's Clark Fork River Basin: Summary of a Natural Resource Damage Assessment 
    by Edward R. Morey et. al.
The Economic Value of Trinity River Water 
    by Aaron J. Douglas and Jonathan G. Taylor
Toward a Value for Guided Rafting on Southern Rivers 
    by J.M. Bowker, Donald B.K. English, and Jason A. Donovan
The Effect of Water Quality on Rural Nonfarm Residential Property Values 
    by Donald J. Epp and K. S. Al-Ani
Economic valuation of the Chinook Salmon Sport Fishery of the Gulkana River, Alaska, Under Current and Alternate Management Plans 
    by R. Craig Layman, John R. Boyce, and Keith R. Criddle

Willingness to Pay for Non Angler Recreation at the Lower Snake River Reservoirs 
    by John R. McKean et. al.
 

Advanced Material

Contingent Valuation, Net Marginal Benefits, and the Scale of Riparian Ecosystem Restoration
    by Thomas P. Holmesa et. al.
Valuing Nature-based Recreation in Public Natural Areas of the Apalachicola River Region, Florida 
    by Ram K. Shrestha, Taylor V. Stein, and Julie Clark
Measuring the Economic Benefits of Water Quality Improvement with Benefit Transfer: An Introduction for Noneconomists 
    by Christopher Dumas, Peter Schuhmann, and John Whitehead

Web Resources

Lakeshore Property Values and Water Quality: Evidence From Property Sales in the Mississippi Headwaters Region

 

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Watersheds & Coasts

Introductory Material

Economics of Water - Definitions of Terms
 
The Economics of Watershed Protection
Water Management and the Valuation of Indirect Environmental Services 
    by Brooks Kaiser and James Roumasset
What’s the Sense in Cleaning Up Our Watershed
A Study of the Economic Values of the Surface Waters of New Hampshire: Phase I 
    by Dr. Lisa Shapiro and Heidi Kroll

Estimates of Select Economic Values of New Hampshire Lakes, Rivers, Streams and Ponds: Phase 2 
    by Dr. Lisa Shapiro and Heidi Kroll

Public Opinion Poll Results in the Study of Select Economic Values of NH Lakes, Rivers, Streams and Ponds: Phase 3 
    by Dr. Lisa Shapiro and Heidi Kroll

Intermediate Material


Exploring the Hedonic Value of Ambient Water Quality:
   A Local Watershed-based Study 
    by P. Joan Poor, Keri L. Pessagno, Robert W. Paul
The Economics of Land Conservation: 
   A Study Conducted in the Town of West Bend 
    by Jordan Friedberg

Web Resources

Leonard A. Shabman - Researcher
 
 

 
 

Bays, Reservoirs & Wetlands

Economics of Water - Definitions of Terms  

Intermediate Material

Evidence of the Effects of Water Quality on Residential Land Prices 
    by Christopher G. Leggett and Nancy E. Bockstael
The Influence of Wetland Type and Wetland Proximity on Residential Property Values 
    by Cheryl R. Doss and Steven J. Taff
Restoring a Complex of Backwater Lakes, Wetlands, and Prairie on the Illinois River 
    by Gary Sullivan
Valuing the Protection of Minimum Instream Flows in New Mexico 
    by Gary Sullivan

Advanced Material

Using Actual and Contingent Behavior Data with Differing Levels of Time Aggregation to Model Recreation Demand
    by Trudy A. Cameron et.al.
A Boating Choice Model for the Valuation of Lake Access 
    by Christos Siderelis et. al.

 

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