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The Resource Estimating the value of water-use efficiency in the Intermountain West, David G. Groves, James Griffin, Sara Hajiamiri

Estimating the value of water-use efficiency in the Intermountain West, David G. Groves, James Griffin, Sara Hajiamiri

Label
Estimating the value of water-use efficiency in the Intermountain West
Title
Estimating the value of water-use efficiency in the Intermountain West
Statement of responsibility
David G. Groves, James Griffin, Sara Hajiamiri
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of water-efficiency programs can be difficult, because not all the benefits are easily quantified. This report presents an economic framework based on two tools from the California Urban Water Conservation Council to estimate the avoided costs and environmental benefits of an agency's efficiency programs. The report evaluates the benefits of Denver Water efficiency programs and uses an exploratory modeling approach to accommodate the significant uncertainty in such estimations. The results of this study suggest that the inclusion of long-run avoided costs and environmental benefits is critical to fully recognizing the value of water-use efficiency programs. The authors find that evaluating only the short-run avoided costs leads to the conclusion that many water-efficiency projects already a part of Denver Water's 10-year conservation plan are not cost-effective. When long-run avoided costs and environmental and recreational benefits were factored in, all but two Denver Water programs were estimated to be cost-effective. The timing of projected water savings from efficiency programs is also critical. Water savings from programs that concentrate savings during summer months, when water is scarcer, should be valued higher than saving from programs that lead to more uniform water savings throughout the year, because these water savings reduce peak water needs."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Groves, David G
Dewey number
363.6/10979
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TC425.M66
LC item number
C35 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TC425.M66
NAL item number
C35 2008
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Griffin, James
  • Hajiamiri, Sara
  • Rand Environment, Energy, and Economic Development (Program)
Series statement
Technical report
Series volume
TR-504-HF
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water efficiency
  • Water resources development
  • Water-supply
  • Water utilities
Label
Estimating the value of water-use efficiency in the Intermountain West, David G. Groves, James Griffin, Sara Hajiamiri
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation."
  • "Rand Environment, Energy, and Economic Development."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-69)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Denver Water Case Study -- Case-Study Methodology -- Results -- Summary and Conclusions -- Appendix A: Avoided-Cost Model -- Appendix B: Environmental-Benefit Modeling -- Appendix C: Impact of Supply and Demand Changes on Long-Run Avoided Costs -- Appendix D: Efficiency-Program Cost Estimates
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 69 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833043979
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Estimating the value of water-use efficiency in the Intermountain West, David G. Groves, James Griffin, Sara Hajiamiri
Publication
Note
  • "Sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation."
  • "Rand Environment, Energy, and Economic Development."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-69)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Denver Water Case Study -- Case-Study Methodology -- Results -- Summary and Conclusions -- Appendix A: Avoided-Cost Model -- Appendix B: Environmental-Benefit Modeling -- Appendix C: Impact of Supply and Demand Changes on Long-Run Avoided Costs -- Appendix D: Efficiency-Program Cost Estimates
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 69 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833043979
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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