Agriculture Reuse of Wastewater The Use of CBA to Determine the ‘Best’ Water Treatment Policy Option Melissa Braybrooks Research Question Does wastewater reuse in agriculture maximize water resources in comparison to other watering options? What benefits, costs, and hazards must be considered? What is policies role in this discussion? Method Nation Wide net benefit analysis Accounting for the costs, benefits, hazards associated with various water treatment options. Estimating Costs Results Policy Involvement Infrastructure Cost: Costs for water treatment is incurred by society via governmental infrastructure obligations Water Resource Use: The need to instill techniques that maximize the use of scare resources Incentives/Subsidies: The need to offer farmers incentive to adopt ‘best’ water treatment alternative Questions? Huruvy, Nava. 1997. Agriculture Reuse of Wastewater: A Nation-Wide CostBenefit Analysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 66: 113-119.