Conflict Over Urban Water: An Economic Perspectiveby Leonard Shabman, Virginia Tech, United States,
Abstract: Water conflicts in the East are associated primarily with infrequent proposals by public water systems to move water across political boundaries. Also, most conflicts arise among political jurisdictions, public agencies, and interest groups rather than among individual water users. In fact, the 'eastern water problem' can be attributed to obstacles to negotiation among these interests. This paper draws upon economics to describe sources of water conflict.
Subject Headings: Water resources | Water rights | Water supply | Dispute resolution | Political factors | Negotiation | Economic factors
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