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Main Title Estimating the value of water-use efficiency in the Intermountain West {electronic resource} /
Author Groves, David G.
Publisher Rand Corp.,
Place Published Santa Monica, CA :
Year Published 2008
Report Number TR-504-HF
OCLC Number 213358505
Subject Added Ent Water efficiency--Great Basin; Water resources development--Great Basin; Water-supply--Great Basin; Water utilities--Great Basin
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/11/2008
Collation xviii, 69 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 28 cm.
Notes "Sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation." "Rand Environment, Energy, and Economic Development." Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-69). Electronic reproduction.
Contents Notes "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
Author Added Ent
Griffin, James.;
Hajiamiri, Sara.
Corporate Au Added Ent Rand Environment, Energy, and Economic Development (Program)
Title Ser Add Ent Technical report (Rand Corporation) ;
PUB Date Free Form 2008.
Series Title Untraced Technical report ; TR-504-HF
Ti Tra Differently Rand (Online publications)
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
ISBN 9780833043979 (pbk. : alk. paper) 0833043978 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC Time Stamp 20080407141507
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03260nam 2200457Ia 45020