2nd Edition

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Groundwater Policy and Projects, with Case Studies



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ISBN 9780367205515
April 26, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
410 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The competition for groundwater sources as a water supply reinforces the need for a strong economic rationale in decision-making. Evaluating economic decisions in the context of total water management and life-cycle water use is essential to making critical development and remediation choices. This revised volume provides fundamental economic and policy concepts related to groundwater, discusses important factors in cost-benefits and life-cycle evaluation, and explains triple-bottom-line analysis for different groundwater projects. It includes new and updated case studies on groundwater issues with solutions for a range of situations based on economic data.

Specific to this volume:

  • Provides an understanding for the fundamental economic approaches to groundwater policy and project evaluation
  • Incorporates cost-benefit analysis and life-cycle approaches in a triple-bottom line framework
  • Includes new case studies on economics of groundwater data for decision-making
  • Addresses local and regional groundwater economic choices through a series of practical applications
  • Explains the economic value of groundwater recharge for sustainable use and needs

 

This second volume in the two-volume set Groundwater Economics, is a must-have for any professional or student who needs to understand and evaluate water resources and manage their use from a variety of sustainable approaches.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Groundwater Economic Analysis. Cost, Benefit, Price, and Value of Groundwater in Market and Nonmarket Settings. Groundwater Policy and Projects. Economic Analysis of Groundwater Policy and Projects. Life-Cycle Cost Benefit Analysis. Transboundary, International, and Climate Change Considerations. Macroeconomic Perspective. Groundwater in the Future Balance. Case Studies in Groundwater Economics

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Biography

Charles Job currently serves as Regulatory Affairs Manager for the National Ground Water Association and also addresses groundwater resource sustainability. He previously worked at the US Environmental Protection Agency for over 29 years, having served as Supervisory Hydrologist in the Groundwater Protection Program beginning in 1989 and from 2000-2015 as the Drinking Water Infrastructure Branch chief.   At the Agency, Chuck worked with states to utilize a backlog of over $2 billion in infrastructure financial assistance and also led critical work in standards and risk management, underground injection control, regulatory coordination, and information collection.  During part of his Agency tenure, Chuck worked in EPA Region V-Chicago in groundwater protection and water quality standards planning. Previously, Chuck worked as a planner for Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Great Lakes Basin Commission and as a financial analyst for Fortune 500 companies. He also was a charter participant in the recent development of the National Ground Water Monitoring Network, a multi-agency-private sector data sharing project. Chuck earned master’s degrees in Environmental Science (Miami University) and Applied Economics (University of Michigan). He holds credentials as a sustainability professional with both the US Green Building Council and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.