Environmental Economics

The Aggregate Benefits of Water Pollution Control

The purpose of this report is to provide the best possible estimate of the national benefits of Federal water regulations. The report reviews the economic literature on how degraded water quality affects recreation, diversionary uses, commercial fisheries, and health. The intention of the report is to examine all benefits attributable to the Clean Water Act. But since no study has examined the aggregate monetay benefits to these resources, the range presented in the report should be considered a conservative (low) estimate in the view of the authors.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference - Contingent Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference - Travel Cost
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Morbidity
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    b. Water - Surface
    Authors:
    Leighton, Julia L.
    Wolcott, Robert M.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0469
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Public Interest Economics FoundationAddress: 1525 New Hampshire Avenue
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20036
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Draft
    Date:
    02/29/1984
    Number of Pages:
    27
    Comment:
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