This dataset contains 706 estimates of the economic value of water; it has been compiled from published sources. Economic values are provided for three off-stream uses (agriculture/irrigation, industry, and municipal) and three in-stream ecosystem services (recreation, waste assimilation, and wildlife habitat). The dataset covers per period and capitalised asset values. All value estimates have been standardised in USD (2014) per acre-foot. The data accompany the research article entitled “Shifting from volume to economic value in virtual water allocation problems: a proposed new framework and methodology” . The dataset can be used to facilitate benefits (or value) transfer.
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This research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council grant number [ ES/J500215/1 ] and the University of Sheffield.
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- Benefit transfer
- Economic value of water
- Environmental valuation
- Non-market valuation
- Value transfer