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  • Economics of water, The - water for life; sanitation for dignity
  • Meyer WN
  • ISBN: 9780627027055
  • eISBN: 9780627028526
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 82 Pages | Published: 2007

A coherent survey and explanation of many crucial issues relating to the supply and demand of water in South Africa. Includes economic mechanisms and their impact on production, distribution and socio-economic integration.

Contents include the following:

  • Basic needs approach to development thinking
  • Hydrologic cycles I and II
  • Water availability and demand in South Africa
  • Water supply and demand management
  • Water market and government intervention
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Welfare economic considerations
  • Water pricing, practice and problems

Chapter 1 Water, a scarce commodity 
Chapter 2 The basic needs approach to development thinking
Chapter 3 The hydrologic cycle I
Chapter 4 The hydrologic cycle II
Chapter 5 Water availability and water demand in South Africa
Chapter 6 Water supply and demand management
Chapter 7 The water market and government intervention
Chapter 8 Cost-benefit analysis
Chapter 9 Welfare economic considerations
Chapter 10 Pricing of water
Chapter 11 Water pricing, practice and problems
Appendix 1 Defining poverty
Appendix 2 Marginal cost pricing

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