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Comparative assessment of water markets: insights from the Murray–Darling Basin of Australia and the Western USA
Water markets in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) and the US west are compared in terms of their ability to allocate scarce water resources. The study finds that the gains from trade in the MDBExpand
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Water institutions and the law of one price
We examine the economics of the water rights and markets in the US West. This is the region of North America where water supplies are most limited in face of rapidly growing demands. The strikingExpand
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Economic Insight from Utah’s Water Efficiency Supply Curve
Across the western US, growing populations and urbanization along with environmental demands and a changing climate have strained water allocation mechanisms originally designed to provide water toExpand
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What Lies Beneath? Aquifer Heterogeneity and the Economics of Groundwater Management
  • E. Edwards
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of the Association of Environmental and…
  • 20 April 2016
This paper examines the distribution of economic benefits from groundwater management as a consequence of underlying aquifer characteristics. The portions of an aquifer where water moves rapidly,Expand
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What Lies Beneath? Aquifer Heterogeneity and the Economics of Collective Action
In many areas of the world, groundwater provides a key source of irrigation water. There are often few restrictions on groundwater access and use, and formal regulatory control of pumping is limited.Expand
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How transaction costs obstruct collective action: The case of California's groundwater
Collective action to remedy the losses of open access to common-pool resources often is late and incomplete, extending rent dissipation. Examples include persistent over-exploitation of oil fieldsExpand
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How Transaction Costs Obstruct Collective Action: Evidence from California's Groundwater
Collective action to remedy the losses of open access to common-pool resources often is late and incomplete, extending rent dissipation. Examples include persistent over-exploitation of oil fieldsExpand
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The cost of addressing saline lake level decline and the potential for water conservation markets.
  • E. Edwards, S. Null
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • The Science of the total environment
  • 15 February 2019
The world's saline lakes are shrinking and human water diversions are a significant contributor. While there is increased interest in protecting the ecosystem services provided by these lakes, theExpand
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