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dc.contributor.authorChurch, Denise F.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T02:27:58Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T02:27:58Z
dc.date.issued1978
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4750
dc.description.abstractThis report describes an economic assessment of the policies and strategies used to manage water resources in New Zealand. A number of economic theories which relate to water allocation and water pollution control are outlined, with an emphasis on pricing theory. Results of a survey undertaken on charges made for municipal water and sewerage services and regional water board charges are given. The strategies used in New Zealand to manage water resources and to provide finance for water-related services are then evaluated in the light of overseas policies, and the strategies suggested by economic theory. It is concluded that a greater use of pricing policies based on marginal cost pricing, which relates charges to the cost of providing water services, would lead to a more efficient and equitable allocation of water resources. Specific recommendations for changes to water supply and sewerage service pricing, and for changes to existing water and soil management legislation are outlined.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectwater resourcesen
dc.subjectwater allocationen
dc.subjectwater pollutionen
dc.subjecteconomic theoryen
dc.subjectwater managementen
dc.subjectmarginal cost pricingen
dc.titleAn application of economic theories and concepts to water management in New Zealanden
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorScott, C.
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
dc.subject.anzsrc140205 Environment and Resource Economicsen


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