An application of contingent valuation and decision tree analysis to water quality improvements

An application of contingent valuation and decision tree analysis to water quality improvements

Primary Country: Denmark
Ecosystem: estuary
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. €6.83: Mean willingness to pay for an action plan to reduce eutrophication (reflected in improved water clari
  2. estimated to be €6.83 per month over 10 years (57 DKK).

Publication information

Atkins, J.P. Burdon, Daryl Allen, James H. “An application of contingent valuation and decision tree analysis to water quality improvements” Marine Pollution Bulletin, 55: 591-602, 2007

Addtional Notes

Keyword: Water quality

Randers Fjord, Denmark

Contingent valuation approach to estimate public willingness to pay for reduced eutrophication. 

A postal survey (226 returned questionnaires) of households in the county of Århus elicited willingness to pay for action plan to improve water clarity and other symptoms of eutrophication. Increased monthly taxes over a 10 year period used as payment vehicle.

 

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