Stakeholder willingness to pay for watershed restoration in rural Bolivia

Steven D Shultz, Bruno Soliz

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Abstract

Two CVM surveys were administered to 211 urban households and 188 rural farmer-irrigators in the Comarapa watershed in Bolivia, South America, to estimate stakeholder willingness to pay (WTP) for a proposed upper watershed restoration program. Mean monthly household WTP to improve drinking water was $1.95 (65% of current charges), while mean annual WTP among farmer-irrigators to improve irrigation water was $17 per hectare (34% of current costs). Aggregated to the entire population of households and farmer-irrigators total WTP is $77,400 per year, which is 77% of the minimum cost to implement a watershed restoration program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)947-956
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Contingent valuation
  • Drinking water
  • Irrigation
  • Restoration
  • Water quality economics
  • Watershed management

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  • Water Science and Technology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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Stakeholder willingness to pay for watershed restoration in rural Bolivia. / Shultz, Steven D; Soliz, Bruno.

In: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 43, No. 4, 01.08.2007, p. 947-956.

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