Economics of Water Quality Protection From Nonpoint Sources: Theory and Practice
by Marc Ribaudo
, Richard Horan, and Mark Smith
Agricultural Economic Report No. (AER-782) 113 pp, November 1999
Water quality is a major environmental issue. Pollution from nonpoint sources is the single largest remaining source of water quality impairments in the United States. Agriculture is a major source of several nonpoint-source pollutants; agricultural nonpoint pollution reduction policies can be designed to induce producers to change their production practices in ways that improve the environment.
Keywords: Water quality, nonpoint-source pollution, economic incentives, standards, education, liability, research
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