Desalinate or divert? Coastal non-market values as a decision tool for an integrated water management policy: The case of the Jordan River basin

Desalinate or divert? Coastal non-market values as a decision tool for an integrated water management policy: The case of the Jordan River basin

Primary Country: Israel
Ecosystem: open water
Sample Value Estimates:
The first policy is to divert 300 Million Cubic Meters (MCM) of water from the Sea of Galilee (SOG) to the central part of Israel. This policy is the existing one. The second policy is to replace this diversion with desalinated water plants that will be built on the Mediterranean Coast (MC).
  1. 758.4 million NIS: cost of policy type II without non-use values,
  2. 307.08 million NIS: cost of water desalinization annually (in Israeli New Sheqels
Methodology: Contingent Valuation
Data source: NOEP

Publication information

Becker, Nir Lavee, DoronTavor, Tchai “Desalinate or divert? Coastal non-market values as a decision tool for an integrated water management policy: The case of the Jordan River basin” Ocean & Coastal Management, 2012

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