By Glenn-Marie Lange
This publication provides a priceless new device for water administration - water source accounting - which considerably advances the industrial research of water. Water source debts combine particular details approximately water provide and use with nationwide source of revenue debts to teach the financial use of water, expenses and price lists paid, and the industrial price of water for various financial makes use of. in line with the UN's guide for environmental accounting, this booklet describes the implementation and coverage software of water debts in 3 African international locations - Botswana, Namibia and South Africa - and discusses how they've been utilized by water managers. The booklet compares water use around the 3 international locations, explaining the diversities in water assets and water coverage. as well as the excellent define of actual and financial water bills for every kingdom, the authors offer an in depth dialogue of water valuation in addition to addressing a bunch of problems with nearby significance, together with water accounting for an overseas river basin and the influence of exchange on every one country's water use. via demonstrating the usefulness of water source money owed, this ebook makes a tremendous contribution to the literature on water economics and administration, sustainable improvement, and to the improvement of environmental accounting usually. The Economics of Water administration in Southern Africa will attract a large readership together with: * environmental and improvement economists * NGOs desirous about sustainable improvement * environmental advocacy teams * execs (economists and environmentalists) operating in Africa on water and sustainable improvement matters * water execs * nationwide bills specialists and statisticians.