Application of the contingent valuation method to estimate a recreational value for the freshwater inflows into the Kowie and the Kromme Estuarie

Application of the contingent valuation method to estimate a recreational value for the freshwater inflows into the Kowie and the Kromme Estuarie

Primary Country: South Africa
Ecosystem: estuary
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $147,779.89: In total, the populations visiting the Kowie and Kromme Estuaries are willing to pay
  2. $153,406.13: for a positive change in freshwater inflows (i.e. a 13 x 106 m3 change in the case of the Kowie Estuary, and a 75.5 x 106 m3 change in the case of the Kromme Estua
  3. .
  4. $0.01: WTP per cubic metre per annum for freshwater for the Kowie Estuary
  5. $0.002: WTP per cubic metre per annum for freshwater for the Kromme Estuaries
Methodology: Contingent Valuation
Data source: NOEP

Publication information

SaIe, M. C. Hosking, S. G.du Preez, M. M. “Application of the contingent valuation method to estimate a recreational value for the freshwater inflows into the Kowie and the Kromme Estuarie” Water SA, 2009

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