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Title
Economic Evaluation of The Open Space Credit : Final Report
Creator
MacEwan, Duncan and Howitt, Richard
ERA Economics
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Date Created and/or Issued
2013-08-15
Contributing Institution
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Collection
California Revealed from Santa Clara Valley Water District
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Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Santa Clara Valley Water District. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Description
Abstract: ERA developed an integrated agricultural economic model of Santa Clara County agriculture and groundwater use to evaluate changes in the rates farmers are charged for irrigation groundwater. In addition to evaluating the economic impacts of changes in groundwater cost, this project also included a meta-analysis of the value of ecosystem services and the intrinsic value of 'open space' provided by agricultural lands in Santa Clara. ERA was able to meet tight project deadlines and facilitate a constructive dialogue between farmers, the District, and special interest groups. -- Publisher's description. Table of contents: 1. Introduction -- 2. Problem statement -- 3. Overview of the approach -- 4. Santa Clara County -- 5. The value of agricultural open space -- 6. The value of ecosystem services -- 7. Analysis of the agricultural groundwater charge -- 8. Summary of findings -- Technical appendix A. Value of open space -- Technical appendix B. Ecosystem service value -- Technical appendix C. Model documentation.
Type
text
Format
Copy
Book
Identifier
csjvwd_000507
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Provenance
Santa Clara Valley Water District Library
California Revealed is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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