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Water Economics and Policy

Department Agricultural Economics, Universidad de Córdoba, WEARE, Campus de Rabanales, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT Leeds, UK
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Water 2017, 9(10), 801;
Received: 12 September 2017 / Revised: 12 October 2017 / Accepted: 12 October 2017 / Published: 18 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Water Economics and Policy)
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Economics plays a double role in the field of water management, firstly as a powerful analytical tool supporting water allocation and policy decisions, and secondly in the form of policy instruments (water pricing, markets, etc.). This Special Issue presents a platform for sharing results connecting excellent interdisciplinary research applied to different regional and sectoral problems around the world. The 22 peer-reviewed papers collected in this Special Issue have been grouped into five broad categories: Water valuation and accounting; Economic instruments; Cost effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis; and Water productivity and Governance. They are briefly presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: water governance; water management; water resources; groundwater; water sustainability; water policy; economic instruments water governance; water management; water resources; groundwater; water sustainability; water policy; economic instruments
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