Institutions and conjunctive water management among three western states

William Blomquist, Tanya Heikkila, Edella Schlager

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Conjunctive w ater management involves the coordinated use of ground and surface w ater supplies. It aim s to enhance overall w ater supplies and guard against drought. In this article, w e consider how water governance institutions affect the implementation of conjunctive management. To explain this connection, w e present data from a stu d y of conjunctive management in A rizona, California, and Colorado. We discuss how the institutional arrangements across these three states im pact the transaction costs and other factors associated w ith conjunctive management and suggest how different institutional arrangements facilitate or impede conjunctive management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEconomics of Water Resources
Subtitle of host publicationInstitutions, Instruments and Policies for Managing Scarcity
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781351159289
ISBN (Print)9780815388722
StatePublished - Jan 18 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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