This title was first published in 2001. Providing a new methodology to analyze the fundamental interrelationship between the sustainable management of a country’s water resources and the formulation of effective strategies for socio-economic development, this book captures the complex nature of water and its effect on a macro economy.
’…a landmark study in the analysis of development projects generally, and waters projects specifically. For the first time, a country’s entire water sector has been correctly embedded in a macroeconomic model in a way that reflects the full complexity of the sector’s physical, technical, and economic interactions…of great help to motivate water planners toward integrated water resources planning.’ Professor Peter P. Rogers, Harvard University, USA ’Decision makers throughout the world are already adapting Bouhia’s decision support system, an innovative analytical tool that combines a water engineering model and an input-output model, to examine the interrelationship between water resource management and socio-economic development strategies. I highly recommend the book to engineers and economists as well as general policy makers both in developing and industrialized countries.’ Professor Karen R. Polenske, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA ’Dr. Bouhia’s clear and readable work forges a potentially new path for thinking comprehensively about natural resource management. It will have implications far beyond the borders of Morocco, perhaps even beyond water management.’ John Hayward, The World Bank ’The complexities of water-resource management and the effects on a macroeconomy are clearly described in the text, which outlines a new methodology to analyze the basic relationship between sustainable management of a country’s water resources and strategies for social and economic development.’ Aslib Book Guide 'Hynd Bouhia presents a method of computing an economy-wide value of water by assigning a monetary value to water and then assessing the effects of water allocations on the larger economy. …The evaluation system in the book provides a clearer idea of the monetary value of the facilities and, therefore, a clearer idea of whether to invest in a specific project.' Hydro Review Worldwide 'The MEIAH system itself is targ
Contents: Introduction; The water environment and national planning; The methodology; Application: case study of Morocco; Economic analysis and policy implications; Conclusions and future development; Appendices; References.