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Main Title A comparison of alternative approaches for estimating recreation and related benefits of water quality improvement /
Author Desvousges, William H. ; Smith, V. K. ; McGivney, M. P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Smith, V. Kerry.
McGivney, Matthew P.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Analysis.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy Analysis,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/230/05-83/001; EPA-68-01-5838
Stock Number PB87-198677
Subjects Water quality--Environmental aspects. ; Rivers--Recreational use. ; Reservoirs--Recreational use.
Additional Subjects Water quality management ; Benefit cost analysis ; Recreation ; Improvement ; Estimates ; Models ; Utilization ; Water pollution control ; Water based recreation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-198677 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 283 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The study compares three methods for measuring the overall recreation and related benefits of improved water quality. (It does not measure commercial use benefits or withdrawal use benefits). These methods are travel cost, contingent valuation, and contingent ranking. The comparison is based on detailed interview data for 305 user and nonuser households in the Pennsylvania portion of the Monongahela River watershed. The benefits measurement approaches show consistent results for comparable changes in water quality.
Includes bibliographical references. EPA contract no. 68-01-5838. EPA-230-05-83-001. March 1983. Microfiche.