Water as an economic good: a solution, or a problem?
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Perry, C. J.; Rock, M.; Seckler, D. 1997. Water as an economic good: a solution, or a problem? Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Irrigation Management Institute (IIMI). v, 16p. (IWMI Research Report 014 / IIMI Research Report 014) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.014
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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.