Theory, Modeling and Experience in the Management of Nonpoint-Source Pollution
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Theory, Modeling and Experience in the Management of Nonpoint-Source Pollution

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Nonpoint-source pollution (NPSP) poses a special challenge to society's ability to manage its collective environmental good - especially surface and groundwater quality. Since there is no `point', such as an outfall pipe, from which the pollution is being discharged and can be measured, pollution can reach the ambient environment without being monitored. Since management of air and water polution requires the definition and enforcement of limits on discharges or the imposition of fees on those discharges, inability to measure limits our ability to manage this environmental problem. This book presents a state-of-the-art review and discussion of economists' efforts to resolve this major problem and attempts to provide a way of working around it. The book sets forth the theoretical issues, modeling, and the actual programs set up to confront this issue.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 345 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 20.57mm | 1,530g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1993 ed.
  • XVII, 345 p.
  • 0792393074
  • 9780792393078

Table of contents

Foreword. 1. Information problems in the Design of Nonpoint Source Pollution; J.B. Braden, K. Segerson. 2. Differences in the Transaction Costs of Strategies to Control Agricultural Offsite and Undersite Damages; K.W. Easter. 3. Regulatory/Economic Instruments for Agricultural Pollution: Accounting for Input Substitution; M.E. Eiswerth. 4. Nonpoint Source Pollution Control, Information Asymmetry, and the Choice of Time Profile for Environmental Fees; C. Dosi, M. Moretto. 5. Point/Nonpoint Source Trading for Controlling Pollutant Loadings to Coastal Waters: A Feasibility Study; D. Letson, S. Crutchfield, A. Malik. 6. Integrating Economic and Physical Models for Analyzing Environmental Effects of Agricultural Policy on nonpoint-Source Pollution; J.M. Antle, S.M. Capalbo. 7. Data Requirements for Modeling and Evaluation of National Policies Aimed at Controlling Agricultural Sources of Nonpoint Water Pollution; R.A. Shoemaker, D.E. Ervin, M. Caswell. 8. Analysis of Policy Options for the Control of Agricultural Pollution in California's San Joaquin River Basin; M. Weinberg, C. Kling, J. Wilen. 9. Regional Modeling and Economic Incentives to Control Darinage Pollution; A. Dinar, E.T. Loehman, M.P. Aillery, M.R. Moore, R.E. Howitt, S.A. Hatchett. 10. Florida's Experience with managing Nonpoint Source Phosphorus Runoff into Lake Okeechobee; W.G. Boggess, E.G. Flaig, C.M. Fonyo. 11. Subsidizing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Control: Targetting Cost Sharing and Technical Assistance; E. Lichtenberg, I.E. Strand, Jr., B.V. Lessley. 12. Reforming Nonpoint Pollution Policy; J.F. Shogren.
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