Environmental Economics

The Economics of Clean Water - 1973

Sixth in a series of Clean Water Reports to Congress and the first prepared under Section 516(b) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972. The scope of the report is broader than previous reports. Information about the nature of the water quality problem, the costs of controlling all significant sources of pollution, potential benefits, and economic and administrative factors that influence implementation must be considered in order to place the costs of controlling point sources in perspective. While the report addresses all these issues, it primarily focuses on some of the economic factors that will influence implementation of the 1972 Amendments.

  • Keywords

    1. Benefits Analysis
    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    6. Pollution Control Industry Surveys and Assessments
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Surveys and Critiques
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    b. Water - Surface
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    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Policy Evaluation
    Report Series:
    Environmental Investments: The Cost of a Clean Environment
    Inventory Record #: EE-0144
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    Environmental Protection AgencyAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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