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How do we create markets for water to ensure sustainability?

How do we create markets for water to ensure sustainability?

Postby 12fypmgr » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:49 am

How do we create markets for water to ensure sustainability?

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Re: How do we create markets for water to ensure sustainability?

Postby wjgtf87t42b@gmail.com » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:31 pm

I believe it is important for India to learn from others.
Here is how tiny Abu Dhabi's vision for 2030 is.
Perhaps we can steal some ideas from them?

http://gsec.abudhabi.ae/Sites/GSEC/Cont ... ty=pdf.pdf
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Re: How do we create markets for water to ensure sustainability?

Postby julian.morris@reason.org » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:14 pm

A great deal of empirical work has been undertaken on this subject, leading to the following broad conclusions:
Water markets require:
1. clearly defined rights of ownership, which include the rights to exclude others from use and not be subject to arbitrary expropriation by government
2. ready enforcability of ownership rights (i.e. the courts must recognise the rights)
3. water rights must be defeasible, i.e. sellable.
I highly recommend the following book, available for free download online, which describes some of the important work that has been done in this area (click on link, scroll down and click on relevant pdf documents):
http://www.policynetwork.net/development/publication/water-revolution-practical-solutions-water-scarcity
in addition, the following paper on water markets in Chile is well worth reading (clink on link and then click on pdf document):
http://www.policynetwork.net/environment/publication/chile-dynamic-water-market
And this paper by Alex Nash on the need to avoid ideology when trying to identify solutions to the water crisis is also worth reading:
http://www.policynetwork.net/environment/publication/water-provision-poor-how-ideology-muddies-debate
I hope this helps.
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Re: How do we create markets for water to ensure sustainability?

Postby pritamdahiya@in.com » Mon May 02, 2011 3:13 pm

the government should privatise water distribution in metros on the lines of electricity. every company must be given some fixed quantity of water depending upon the no. of registered consumers it is having. apart from that companies must be incentivised for improvement in the ground water level..
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Endangering sustainability

Postby sitaram.shelar@yuvaindia.org » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:00 pm

The very assumption that creation of water market will lead towards ensuring sustainability is biased attitude...Market based approach towards water will jeopardize the limited water resources, ecosystem and social fabrication woven around it.
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