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Global Issues in Water Policy

Water Policy in Chile

Editors: Donoso, Guillermo (Ed.)

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  • Offers a detailed examination of the main sources of Chile’s water, its principle consumers, the gap between supply and demand, hydrological droughts, and future projected impacts of climate change 
  • Describes, analyzes and evaluates the performance of water policies, laws and institutions and the reasoning behind policy reform
  • Presents the socio-economic setting, especially demographic growth and distribution and relative economic importance of sectors and regions in relation to demand and supply conditions 
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This book offers a detailed examination of the main sources of Chile’s water, its principle consumers, the gap between supply and demand, hydrological droughts, and future projected impacts of climate change. It describes, analyzes and evaluates the performance of water policies, laws and institutions, identifies the main challenges that Chile needs to face and derives lessons learnt from Chile’s reform experience.

Expert contributors discuss such topics as Chile’s water policy, and the reasoning which explains its policy reform. The book presents and evaluates the performance of the legal and institutional framework of water resources. It also describes efforts to meet actual demands for water by augmenting supplies with groundwater management, waste water re-use and desalination and improve the state of water ecosystems. The last chapter presents the editor’s assessment and conclusions.  

The case of Chile is illustrative of a transition from command and control to market based management policies, where economic incentives play a significant role in water management. 


 

About the authors

Guillermo is and Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and holds a Ph.D from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, College Park. Full Professor of Agricultural Economics Department and Water Law and Management Center of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Has held the position of Dean of the Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile from 1998 to 2007 and National Director Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias de Chile.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction, Objectives, and Scope

    Pages 1-10

    Donoso, Guillermo

  • Hydrological Setting

    Pages 13-23

    McPhee, James

  • Water Quality: Trends and Challenges

    Pages 25-51

    Vega, Alejandra S. (et al.)

  • The Socio-Economic Context of Chilean Water Consumption and Water Markets Growth: 1985–2015

    Pages 53-63

    Anríquez, Gustavo (et al.)

  • Legal and Institutional Framework of Water Resources

    Pages 67-85

    Vergara, Alejandro (et al.)

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eBook £87.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76702-4
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Hardcover £109.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09558-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Policy in Chile
Editors
  • Guillermo Donoso
Series Title
Global Issues in Water Policy
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76702-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76702-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76701-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09558-1
Series ISSN
2211-0631
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 224
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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