Water provides benefits as a commodity for agriculture, industry, and households, and as a public good such as fisheries habitat, water quality and recreational use. To aid in cost-benefit analysis under conditions where market determined price signals are usually unavailable, economists have developed a range of alternative valuation methods for measuring economic benefits.
This volume provides the most comprehensive exposition to-date of the application of economic valuation methods to proposed water resources investments and policies. It provides a conceptual framework for valuation of both commodity and public good uses of water, addressing non-market valuation techniques appropriate to measuring public benefits - including water quality improvement, recreation, and fish habitat enhancement. The book describes the various measurement methods, illustrates how they are applied in practice, and discusses their strengths, limitations, and appropriate roles.
In this second edition, all chapters have been thoroughly updated, and in particular the coverage of water markets and valuation of ecosystem services from water has been expanded. Robert Young, author of the 2005 edition, has been joined for this new edition by John Loomis, who brings additional expertise on ecosystem services and the environmental economics of water for recreational and other public good uses of water.
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The modern family unit has been affected by the ongoing crisis. Stable marriages are on the decline, as is a sense of community with friends and neighbors. These factors impact our most precious resource - children- as more and more children grow up without a stable household to give them basic guidance, in a society that ridicules "old-fashioned" values and morality. In this book, Ms.Yi provides fundamental support for parents to educate their children about what is right or wrong, worthy or unworthy, important or unnecessary, in order to provide a basis for sound ethics and judgment in adulthood. Ms.Yi discusses generational changes in family structure, roles, and responsibilities and the ways in which these shifts can affect core values. This Guide's thorough and thought-provoking text gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to interact and reflect on fundamental aspects of their role in educating children and preparing them for life, as well as providing tools and a framework of healthy values. Preserving the family unit gives room to social improvement. The main purpose of Ms. Yi s Guide is setting a new path for the generations to follow.
The latest installment in the beloved Cam Jansen mystery chapter book series from David A. Adler!
Paper play is both creative and educational fun that children can't get enough of. In constructing easy to make shapes, children create a fascinating world, while developing dexterity and spatial imagination. In other words, the cut-outs presented within make Big Ideas for Little People the most engaging activity book you can introduce to your child. The animal and vehicle shapes found on these pages can be created by your child without any help from an adult...and no need for glue or scissors. The patterns, clear instructions and pre-made pop-out shapes make it easy for little hands to manipulate these fun shapes. The simple stories on each page are an added attraction and suggest how to make the paper models come alive! These three magnificent books are an occasion for children to create their own toys. With the first book, children will be encouraged to discover a farm: ripening fruit in the orchard, vegetables growing in the garden, mooing cows, bleating sheep, grunting pigs and cackling chickens. In second book, they will learn the secrets of wild animals through short descriptions placed amongst the illustrations. And finally, in the third book, motor vehicles and machines will be presented-cars, lorries, and heavy duty machines amongst others. Reading about farm animals, wild animals and vehicles will give parents a great opportunity to join children at play and spend some quality time with them.
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