Global Issues in Water Policy

Water Markets for the 21st Century

What Have We Learned?

Editors: Easter, K. William, Huang, Qiuqiong (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Provides a historical and practical examination of the concepts and function water markets
  • Offers case study examples of a wide range of market types spanning 5 continents
  • Surveys the prospects for future water rights and markets, in the face of climate change, evolving understanding of rights to water and the conflict between new and traditional uses for water
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9081-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9080-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0794-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

This book evaluates the history, the present and the future of water markets on 5 continents, beginning with the institutional underpinnings of water markets and factors influencing transaction costs. The book examines markets in seven countries and three different U.S. states, ranging from village-level water markets in Oman to basin wide formal water markets in Australia's Murray-Darling River basin.

Introductory chapters on the background of water markets and on transaction costs and policy design are followed by chapter length discussion of water markets as an adaptive response to climate change and of supply reliability in a changing climate. Case studies describe a variety of facets of the design and function of markets around the world: California, Chile, Spain, Oman, Australia, Canada, India and China.

In analyzing these real-world examples of markets, the contributors explore water rights and trading of rights between agricultural and urban sectors and the principles and function of option markets. They discuss different sized approaches, from large scale, ministry-level administration of markets to informal arrangements among farmers in the same village, or groups of villages which allocate water without large investment in management and infrastructure. Discussion includes questions of why water market practices have not expanded more rapidly in arid places.

The book discusses mechanisms for resolving conflicts between water rights holders as well as between water right holders and third parties impacted by water trades and whether or not public ownership of water rights or use rights should trump private ownership and under what condition. Also covered are new and expanding categories of water use, beyond human consumption, agriculture and industry to new technologies ranging from extracting natural gas from shale to producing biofuels.

The book concludes with suggestions for future water markets and offers a realistic picture of how they might change water use and distribution practices going forward.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9081-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9080-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0794-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Markets for the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
What Have We Learned?
Editors
  • K. William Easter
  • Qiuqiong Huang
Series Title
Global Issues in Water Policy
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9081-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9081-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9080-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0794-5
Series ISSN
2211-0631
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 341
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
Topics