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Author Groves, David G.

Title Estimating the value of water-use efficiency in the Intermountain West / David G. Groves, James Griffin, Sara Hajiamiri.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 69 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map
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Series Technical report ; TR-504-HF
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-504-HF.
Note "Sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation."
"Rand Environment, Energy, and Economic Development."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-69).
Contents Introduction -- Denver water case study -- Case-study methodology -- Results -- Summary and conclusions -- Appendix A: Avoided-cost model -- Appendix B: Environmental-benefit modeling -- Appendix C: Impact of supply and demand changes on long-run avoided costs -- Appendix D: Efficiency-program cost estimates.
Summary "Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of water-efficiency programs can be difficult, because not all the benefits are easily quantified. This report presents an economic framework based on two tools from the California Urban Water Conservation Council to estimate the avoided costs and environmental benefits of an agency's efficiency programs. The report evaluates the benefits of Denver Water efficiency programs and uses an exploratory modeling approach to accommodate the significant uncertainty in such estimations. The results of this study suggest that the inclusion of long-run avoided costs and environmental benefits is critical to fully recognizing the value of water-use efficiency programs. The authors find that evaluating only the short-run avoided costs leads to the conclusion that many water-efficiency projects already a part of Denver Water's 10-year conservation plan are not cost-effective. When long-run avoided costs and environmental and recreational benefits were factored in, all but two Denver Water programs were estimated to be cost-effective. The timing of projected water savings from efficiency programs is also critical. Water savings from programs that concentrate savings during summer months, when water is scarcer, should be valued higher than saving from programs that lead to more uniform water savings throughout the year, because these water savings reduce peak water needs."--Publisher's website.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Water efficiency -- Great Basin.
Water resources development -- Great Basin.
Water-supply -- Great Basin.
Water utilities -- Great Basin.
Économie d'eau -- Grand Bassin.
Ressources en eau -- Exploitation -- Grand Bassin.
Eau -- Approvisionnement -- Grand Bassin.
Services d'eau -- Grand Bassin.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Water Supply.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy.
Water efficiency. (OCoLC)fst01171716
Water resources development. (OCoLC)fst01171955
Water-supply. (OCoLC)fst01172350
Water utilities. (OCoLC)fst01172219
United States -- Great Basin. (OCoLC)fst01240539
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Griffin, James.
Hajiamiri, Sara.
Rand Environment, Energy, and Economic Development (Program)
In: Books at JSTOR: Open Access. JSTOR
Other Form: Print version: Groves, David G. Estimating the value of water-use efficiency in the Intermountain West. Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2008 9780833043979 0833043978 (DLC) 2007052725 (OCoLC)185095737
ISBN 9780833044426 (electronic bk.)
0833044427 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000048833964
AU@ 000051323938
DEBBG BV043125172
DEBBG BV044129450
DEBSZ 396175953
DEBSZ 422117129
DKDLA 820120-katalog:000545942
GBVCP 1008651214
HEBIS 286893355
NZ1 14167305
NZ1 14239819

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