Agriculture Reuse of Wastewater

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Agriculture Reuse of
Wastewater
The Use of CBA to Determine
the ‘Best’ Water Treatment Policy
Option
Melissa Braybrooks
Research Question
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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
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Nation Wide net benefit analysis
Accounting for the costs, benefits, hazards
associated with various water treatment options.
Estimating Costs
Results
Policy Involvement
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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.
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