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Water as an Economic Good: A Solution, or a Problem?

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Perry, C.J.; Rock, Michael; Seckler, David
Date: 1997
Agency: International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Series: IWMI Research Report, no. 14
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3784
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Subject(s): water resources
water management
Abstract: "Discusses the potential opportunities and pitfalls of introducing market forces into the process of water allocation. Proposes several preconditions for beneficial privatization of water allocation and argues for a more sophisticated form of analysis than that generally allowed by proponents of basic needs or of free market approaches."

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