IWMI Research Report – 14

Water as an Economic Good: A Solution, or a Problem?


Perry, C. J.; Rock, M.; Seckler, D. 1997. Water as an economic good: A solution, or a problem? Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Irrigation Management Institute (IIMI); IWMI. v, 16p. (IIMI Research Report 14 / IWMI Research Report 14) [doi: 10.3910/2009.014]



Discusses the potential opportunities and pitfalls of introducing market forces into the process of water allocation. Proposes several preconditions for beneficial privatization of water allocation and argues for a more sophisticated form of analysis than that generally allowed by proponents of basic needs or of free market approaches.


ISBN 92-9090-351-1

ISSN 1026-0862