The economic benefits of surface water quality improvements in developing countries: A case study of Davao, Philippines

The economic benefits of surface water quality improvements in developing countries: A case study of Davao, Philippines

Primary Country: Philippines
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $1.76 / household / month: WTP of people in Davao, Philippines to improve the water quality of the rivers and sea near their community
Methodology: contingent valuation
Region: Asia
Data source: GecoServ

Publication information

Choe, K. Whittington, D.Lauria, D. “The economic benefits of surface water quality improvements in developing countries: A case study of Davao, Philippines” Land Economics, 1996

Addtional Notes

The contingent valuation and travel cost estimates are very close to each other and are quite low, both in absolute terms and as a percentage of household income.

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