Water Markets:

Priming the Invisible Pump

Water Markets
Priming the Invisible Pump

Terry L. Anderson and Pamela S. Snyder

Since Water Crisis: Ending the Policy Drought was first published in 1983, water markets have been transformed from the theoretical to the practical. Today, water marketing is being used to improve both water allocation and water quality.

This book details the enormous number of advances in water markets that have occurred in the past decade. It especially emphasizes the use of water markets for instream flows, ground water, and pollution. It also discusses the use of water markets in an international context.

Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
1997; $10.95.
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Terry Anderson is a senior fellow at PERC and the former President and Executive Director of PERC as well as the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He believes that market approaches can be both economically sound and environmentally sensitive. His research helped launch the idea of free market...
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