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dc.contributor.authorCullen, Ross
dc.contributor.authorHughey, Kenneth F. D.
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Geoffrey N.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-12T22:18:33Z
dc.date.available2012-08-12T22:18:33Z
dc.date.issued2006-09
dc.identifier.citationCullen, R., Hughey, K.F.D, & Kerr, G.N.(2006). New Zealand freshwater management and agricultural impacts. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 50, 327-346.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4753
dc.description.abstractIn New Zealand it is increasingly recognised, including by government, that water resource allocation and water quality are issues of national importance. Agriculture is frequently portrayed by public media as a major user of water and a major contributor to worsening water quality. We outline the water management systems in New Zealand, and the use of water by agriculture. Official reports on agriculture’s impact on New Zealand water availability and quality are summarised. We report how the New Zealand public perceive water, its management and the roles of agriculture in water issues. Data from a nationwide mail survey were analysed to determine how New Zealanders assess the state of New Zealand lakes, rivers and streams and aquifers, the performance of three agencies responsible for management of freshwater resources and willingness to fund stream enhancement. We provide brief explanations for the failures of water resource management in New Zealand and report on options, including community-based responses that might address some of the mounting public, scientific and government concerns about trends in water quantity and quality. A willingness to pay proposition, concerning riparian areas, included in the nationwide survey provides some evidence that the public are willing to pay for improved waterway management. Relevant non-market valuation studies indicate that the public places considerable value on preservation values of water in New Zealand.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relationhttp://www.aares.org.au/en
dc.relation.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8489.2006.00338.x/abstracten
dc.rightsCopyright © The Authors.en
dc.subjectwater allocationen
dc.subjectwater qualityen
dc.subjectagricultureen
dc.subjectperceptions surveyen
dc.subjectenvironmental economicsen
dc.titleNew Zealand fresh water management and agricultural impactsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Accounting, Economics and Financeen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc140205 Environment and Resource Economicsen
dc.subject.anzsrc050209 Natural Resource Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc160802 Environmental Sociologyen


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