||Application of Value Theory to Water Resources Planning and Management.
Dea, Richard E.;
Halber, Michael H.;
||Institute for the Study of Inquiring Systems, Philadelphia, Pa.
||DI-14-31-0001-3373 ;OWRR-C-2154; OWRR-C-2154(3373); 01489,; C-2154(3373)(1)
( Water resources;
( Recreational facilities;
Benefit cost analysis);
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area;
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||A way to measure non-market benefits or costs of a water resources project was studied using the values of those affected. The literature was surveyed to find how 'value' has been defined and used, and an annotated bibliography of articles was prepared on value aspects of water resource projects. Three questions to ask about a project are the following: What kinds of people will this project benefit or hurt and in what ways will it benefit or hurt them. How much will it benefit or hurt them, and How should one combine the various benefits and hurts (or costs) of individual people to get a cost-benefit ratio for a project. The approach was demonstrated in a study of the values of 449 potential visitors to the proposed Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This included the development of a questionnaire to identify the satisfactions people derive from outdoor recreation, and a method of data reduction using factor analysis. Nine dimensions were stated which can be used to describe the ways people feel about outdoor recreation.
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