Socio-Economic Issues in Financing Water Resources Development Compared to Non-Structural Alternatives

by Loretta C. Lohman, Milliken Chapman Research Group Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Water Issues and Computer Applications

Abstract: Like the hydrologic cycle, financing water resources development requires a holistic view of the technical, legal, institutional (social and economic) factors before alternative selection. Costs accrue for both structural and nonstructural choices - in terms of social and environmental impacts as well as financial expenditures. Various approaches to analysis of benefits and costs should be combined to develop the most realistic values available for both types of measures.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Social factors | Economic factors | Financing | Water supply | Hydrology | Legal affairs | Environmental issues

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