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Water markets and market mechanisms

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Abstract: This working paper is a first attempt to analyse the threats and potential of water markets in combination with private sector involvement in water resources use and management. It studies current and expected social and environmental impacts of water markets given different institutional, socio-economic and legal contexts. Simultaneously, the paper sets out to identify if market mechanisms could contribute to increased sustainability by helping to assure that negative economic, social and ecological impacts of the use of natural resources will have financial and economic consequences and thus will be included in production, investment and consumption decisions.
Note: English translation: M. Lutes, A. McNamee (Português), M. Candela Conforti (Spanish)
Authors: Aguilar, A. , Born, R. , Douma, A. , Zakir Hossain, A.T.M. , Jardim, S. , López, R. , Guedes Neto, R. , Orphêo, C. , Mora Portuguez, J. , Tallochi, S.
Series Title: Both ENDS Working Paper Series
Category: Research
Editor: Haren, N. van
Keywords: water , markets , economic development , private sector
Language: eng
Organization: Both ENDS
PAGE: 68
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: Both ENDS
Year: 2007
Right: © 2007 Both ENDS
Subject: Economic Development and Trade
Title: Water markets and market mechanisms