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dc.contributor.advisorHorbulyk, Theodore M.
dc.contributor.authorLo, Lynda Joanne
dc.coverage.spatial200000182en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T22:01:49Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T22:01:49Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.citationLo, L. J. (1995). Water scarcity and the potential gains from water trading in southern Alberta (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/17450en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612042413en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/29594
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 84-85.en
dc.description.abstractWater management in the face of scarcity is becoming a serious issue as governments attempt to reconcile the competing demands for water. The escalating costs of developing new water supplies have turned attention toward market based water management solutions that reflect the economic value of water. The research presented in this thesis simulates a private water market in Southern Alberta, allowing for trade of surface water rights among four river sub-basins and among agricultural and non-agricultural users. Non-linear mathematical programming is employed to determine and compare static, optimal solutions for the water allocation problem under four specific scenarios. This approach determines the resulting water prices, volume allocations and welfare benefits to Alberta, as a result of allowing trade. The distribution of the total welfare gain is shown to vary considerably according to the choice of institutional regime and property rights that accompanies the introduction of water trading under scarcity.
dc.format.extentix, 97 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccHD 1696 C23 A365 1995en
dc.subject.lcshWater use - Economic aspects - Alberta
dc.subject.lcshWater - Supply - Alberta
dc.subject.lcshWater resources development - Alberta
dc.titleWater scarcity and the potential gains from water trading in southern Alberta
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/17450
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomics
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccHD 1696 C23 A365 1995en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 986 520538296


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.