Synopsis: : Environmental Valuation in South Asia
The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics outh Asia is about understanding the value of Environmental services in South Asia. The Book provides an overview of different environmental problems in South Asia and examines how economic valuation techniques can be used to assess these problems. It offers robust evidence of the economic benefits of resource conservation and identifies costs associated with a decline in environmental quality as South Asian economies grow. It brings together multiple case studies on valuation undertaken by economists and environmental Scientists from Bangladesh India Pakistan Nepal and Sri Lanka under the aegis of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE).
A unique feature of the book is its exposition of the use of environmental and economic data and analytical techniques under circumstances where data are difficult to obtain. This book addresses the challenges of valuing environmental changes that are unique to developing countries. Each chapter starts with a description of an environmental problem and the valuation strategy used, followed by a discussion of estimation methods and results.
This book is designed to serve as a reference book for students, teachers, researchers, non-government organizations, and practitioners of environmental valuation. Those interested in the Fields of development and environmental economics, and Natural resource Management policies, will also find it useful.
2. Environmental Valuation : A Review of Methods
3. Valuing the Environment as a Production Input
4. Should Shrimp Farmers Pay Paddy Farmers? : The Challenges of Examining Salinisation Externalities in South India
5. Evaluating Gains from De-Eutrophication of the Dutch Canal in Sri Lanka
6. Pesticide Productivity and Vegetable Farming in Nepal
7. Forests, Hydrological Services, and Agricultural Income : A Case Study from the Western Ghats of India
8. Can Mangroves Stem Property Loss during Big Storms? : An Analysis of House Damages due to the Super Cyclone in Orissa
9. Valuation of Recreational Amenities from Environmental Resources : The Case of Two National Parks in Northern Pakistan
10. Valuing the Land of Tigers: What Indian Visitors Reveal
11. Estimating Welfare Losses from Urban Air Pollution using Panel Data from Household Health Diaries
12. Children in the Slums of Dhaka : Diarrhoea Prevalence and its Implications
13. Red Wells, Green Wells and the Costs of Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh
14. Air Quality and Cement Production : Examining the Implications of Point Source Pollution in Sri Lanka
15. Revisiting the Need for Improved Stoves : Estimating Health, Time and Carbon Benefits
16. Benefits from Reduced Air Pollution in Delhi and Kolkata : A Hedonic Property Price Approach
17. The Value of Statistical Life
18. An Assessment of Demand for Improved Household Water Supply in Southwest Sri Lanka