Skip to main content

Economics of Water Reuse Plans for Urban Areas with Natural Capital Valuation

The full text article is not available for purchase.

The publisher only permits individual articles to be downloaded by subscribers.

or click here to sign up for a free trial

Abstract:

Balancing ecologic principles, water withdrawal and resource recovery in terms of water reclamation to promote a sustainable future for our environment is an extremely important aspect of using our waters wisely. Water reclamation is one tool that can play an important role in stretching limited water resources as it can decrease total water withdrawals and increase resource recovery and return flows, thus contributing to restoring and maintaining flows necessary for supporting health aquatic ecosystems and other in-stream water uses such as recreation.

The use of natural capital valuation as a tool to properly value water reclamation can be a win-win-win for the community, environment and water or wastewater utility and promotes a more accurate depiction of the true value of water reclamation. This paper summarizes the benefits of applying natural capital valuation to reclamation projects and proposes a methodology for offsets.

Keywords: aquatic habitat; capital cost; carbon credit; natural capital valuation; net present value; reclamation; sustainability; water quality; water resources

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864710798193752

Publication date: January 1, 2010

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
wef/wefproc/2010/00002010/00000011/art00015
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more