Environmental Economics

Costs and Water Quality Impacts of Reducing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution

This study addresses the problem of analyzing nonpoint source pollution impacts from agriculture. It was undertaken to determine the feasibility of developing an analytical method that can be applied to the assessment of controls for reducing nonpoint source pollution from agriculture. The analytical method developed allows the simultaneous examination of 1) the water quality impacts of selected agricultural practices and 2) the economic effects that alternative practices and nonpoint source pollution control problems that the methodology addresses are limited to those that are amenable to solution by incremental on-farm adjustments for damage reduction.

  • Keywords

    1. Benefits Analysis
    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    b. Water - Surface
    Waddell, Thomas E.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Waddell, Thomas E.
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    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application
    Inventory Record #: EE-0024
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    Research Organization:

    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory,
    Technology, Development and Applications Branch
    City: Athens State: GA ZIP: 30605
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Research and Development
    City: Athens State: GA ZIP: 30605
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