Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog

RECORD NUMBER: 4 OF 1417

OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
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
OCLC Number 48882022
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
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
Modified
Checkout
Status
NTIS  PB87-198677 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 283 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Abstract
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.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references. EPA contract no. 68-01-5838. EPA-230-05-83-001. March 1983. Microfiche.