The role of restrictions in urban water management: reflections from the Australian drought

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dc.contributor.author Chong, Joanne en_US
dc.contributor.editor International Water Association (IWA) en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:59:33Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T04:59:33Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009002666 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Chong Joanne 2009, 'The role of restrictions in urban water management: reflections from the Australian drought', International Water Association (IWA), Alexandroupolis, Greece, pp. 1-10. en_US
dc.identifier.issn - en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11877
dc.description.abstract In many Australian cities, restrictions on water use have recently been in place for prolonged periods. This paper examines the role of residential restrictions in efficient urban water management. Gaps in empirical evidence on the costs of restrictions limit the achievement of efficient outcomes. A case study demonstrates the uncertainty of estimating the costs of restrictions using benefit transfer and consumer surplus methods. Scarcity-based pricing has potential as an alternative to restrictions, but more information would be required to assess equity and distributional concerns. The paper concludes that more empirical evidence about the impacts of restrictions is required to inform urban water management, and there is a need for extending the methods for eliciting preferences about and attitudes towards restrictions. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher International Water Association (IWA) en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://www.soc.uoc.gr/iwa/ en_US
dc.title The role of restrictions in urban water management: reflections from the Australian drought en_US
dc.parent 2nd International Conference on Water Economics, Statistics, and Finance en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Alexandroupolis, Greece en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 050200 en_US
dc.personcode 100287 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Science and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom International Conference on Water Economics, Statistics, and Finance en_US
dc.date.activity 20090703 en_US
dc.location.activity Alexandroupolis, Greece en_US
dc.description.keywords water restrictions; economic efficiency; equity; scarcity-based pricing; urban water management; benefit transfer; en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 100287 en_US


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