Economic Efficiency of Regulations for Allocation and Control of Surface Water Withdrawals in Humid Regions

by J. Wayland Eheart,
Kenneth W. Harrison,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


This paper proposes several alternative regulatory instruments for the allocation of flowing water and evaluates these instruments with respect to economic efficiency for a hypothetical stream basin in Illinois.

Subject Headings: Economic factors | Rivers and streams | Surface water | Laws and regulations | Water use | Water policy | Water demand | Illinois | United States

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