Water Policy in Minnesota

Author: K. William Easter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134004508
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Minnesota has a unique role in U.S. water policy. Hydrologically, it is a state with more than 12,000 lakes, an inland sea, and the headwaters of three major river systems: the St Lawrence, the Red River of the North, and the Mississippi. Institutionally, Minnesota is also unique. All U.S. states use Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) approaches to addressing impaired waters. Every TMDL requires a substantial investment of resources, including data collection, modeling, stakeholder input and analysis, a watershed management plan, as well as process and impact monitoring. Minnesota is the only state in the union that has passed legislation (the 2007 Clean Water Legacy Act) providing significant resources to support the TMDL process. The book will be an excellent guide for policymakers and decision makers who are interested in learning about alternative approaches to water management. Non-governmental organizations interested in stimulating effective water quality policy will also find this a helpful resource. Finally, there are similarities between the lessons learned in Minnesota and the goals of water policy in several other states and nations, where there are competing uses of water for households, agriculture, recreation, and navigation.

Pricing Irrigation Water

Author: Yacov Tsur
Publisher: Resources for the Future
ISBN: 9781891853760
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As globalization links economies, the value of a country's irrigation water becomes increasingly sensitive to competitive forces in world markets. Water policy at the national and regional levels will need to accommodate these forces or water is likely to become undervalued. The inefficient use of this resource will lessen a country's comparative advantage in world markets and slow its transition to higher incomes, particularly in rural households. While professionals widely agree on what constitutes sound water resource management, they have not yet reached a consensus on the best ways of implementing policies. Policymakers have considered pricing water - a debated intervention - in many variations. Setting the price 'right,' some say, may guide different types of users in efficient water use by sending a signal about the value of this resource. Aside from efficiency, itself an important policy objective, equity, accessibility, and implementation costs associated with the right pricing must be considered. Focusing on the examples of China, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, and Turkey, Pricing Irrigation Water provides a clear methodology for studying farm-level demand for irrigation water. This book is the first to link the macroeconomics of policies affecting trade to the microeconomics of water demand for irrigation and, in the case of Morocco, to link these forces to the creation of a water user-rights market. This type of market reform, the contributors argue, will result in growing economic benefits to both rural and urban households.

Reforming the Labour Market

Author: Bibek Debroy
Publisher: Academic Foundation
ISBN: 9788171884414
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This Volume Provides A Comprehensive Background To The Current State Of Labour Legislation In The Country And The Directions For Reform. The Book Is A Collection Of 14 Papers Related To The Issue Of Labour Market Reforms.

Public Policies for Environmental Protection

Author: Paul R. Portney
Publisher: Resources for the Future
ISBN: 9781891853036
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first edition of Public Policies for Environmental Protection contributed significantly to the incorporation of economic analysis in the study of environmental policy. Fully revised to account for changes in the institutional, legal, and regulatory framework of environmental policy, the second edition features updated chapters on the EPA and federal regulation, air and water pollution policy, and hazardous and toxic substances. It includes entirely new chapters on market-based environmental policies, global climate change, solid waste, and, for the first time, coverage of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Portney, Stavins, and their contributors provide an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, industry professionals, and journalists---anyone who needs up-to-date information on U.S. environmental policy. With their careful explanation of policy alternatives, the authors provide an ideal book for students in courses about environmental economics or environmental politics.

Mailbox Moo La

Author: Brian Patton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781449597917
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"How Real Estate Cash Cows Put Money in Your Mailbox""Check's in the mail." That's what Brian Patton, CCIM, wants you to hear after reading his book, Mailbox Moo-la: How Real Estate Cash Cows Put Money in Your Mailbox. Through personal anecdotes, Patton explains how you can recognize real estate opportunities and successfully manage them after the purchase. Investment Real Estate isn't just a matter of understanding net present value and cap rates, according to Patton. It also requires a firmness in dealing with tenants, described in Chapter 6, and other people skills. The second half of Mailbox Moo-la contains practice problems to test readers' understanding of the strategies outlined in Part 1. An easy-to-read resource for property investors, the book costs $16.99. Take it from a guy who has done it and discover how you can: Create Consistent Cash FlowCut your TaxesPick out the Right PropertyMake Financing Work for YouLeave your Day JobNOW RECOMMENDED BY CIRE MAGAZINE (the leading commercial real estate magazine in the country)REVIEW: I really enjoyed your book. Conversational is indeed the way to describe your writing style. It was a quick read, engaging and had lots of good info for investors. I also like the stories. So, great work!Ken Ashley CCIM, MCR, SIOR (Real Estate Broker)


Author: Tarek Osman
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300216017
Format: PDF, ePub
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A political, social, and cultural battle is currently raging in the Middle East. On one side are the Islamists, those who believe Islam should be the region’s primary identity. In opposition are nationalists, secularists, royal families, military establishments, and others who view Islamism as a serious threat to national security, historical identity, and a cohesive society. This provocative, vitally important work explores the development of the largest, most influential Islamic groups in the Middle East over the past century. Tarek Osman examines why political Islam managed to win successive elections and how Islamist groups in various nations have responded after ascending to power. He dissects the alliances that have formed among Islamist factions and against them, addressing the important issues of Islamism’s compatibility with modernity, with the region’s experiences in the twentieth century, and its impact on social contracts and minorities. He explains what Salafism means, its evolution, and connections to jihadist groups in the Middle East. Osman speculates on what the Islamists’ prospects for the future will mean for the region and the rest of the world.

Minnesota Birds

Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583551035
Format: PDF
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The North Star State is the permanent or migratory home of 438 species of birds, including the state bird, the common loon. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

The Cost of Climate Policy

Author: Mark Jaccard
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774809511
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a major environmental challengefacing the world. We all want to reduce the risks of global warming,but how much will this cost? What will it mean on a personal, business,or community level? And what policy responses should we expect from ourgovernments? The Cost of Climate Policy sheds light on thesepressing issues. Using Canada as their focal point, the authors lookspecifically at the impact of emission reduction policies on energyprices, technology options, and lifestyle choices. The book concludeswith concrete proposals for overcoming the constraints of environmentalpolicy making and the high initial costs of action.

Water Policy in Chile

Author: Guillermo Donoso
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331976702X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book offers a detailed examination of the main sources of Chile’s water, its principle consumers, the gap between supply and demand, hydrological droughts, and future projected impacts of climate change. It describes, analyzes and evaluates the performance of water policies, laws and institutions, identifies the main challenges that Chile needs to face and derives lessons learnt from Chile’s reform experience. Expert contributors discuss such topics as Chile’s water policy, and the reasoning which explains its policy reform. The book presents and evaluates the performance of the legal and institutional framework of water resources. It also describes efforts to meet actual demands for water by augmenting supplies with groundwater management, waste water re-use and desalination and improve the state of water ecosystems. The last chapter presents the editor’s assessment and conclusions. The case of Chile is illustrative of a transition from command and control to market based management policies, where economic incentives play a significant role in water management.

Reforming Regulatory Impact Analysis

Author: Winston Harrington
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1933115750
Format: PDF, ePub
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The requirement that federal agencies prepare economic studies--regulatory impact analyses (RIA)--for major new environmental and other social regulations has been controversial since its implementation almost thirty years ago. n a new RFF report, experts with differing perspectives take a hard look at several recent RIAs issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and explore what reforms would benefit the current system. The publication grew out of a series of workshops drawing upon views from government officials, legal scholars, and academic experts.