Policy Reforms Needed for Better Water Quality and Lower Pollution Control Costs

Agriculture is a leading cause of water quality problems. The existing policy architecture relies excessively on voluntary controls, focuses on effort rather than outcomes, and allocates scarce resources inefficiently across places and sectors. Policy reforms can improve water quality and reduce the social costs of water pollution control.


Issue Date:
Dec 13 2017
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/265837
ISSN:
0886-5558
Language:
English
Published in:
Choices, Volume 32, Issue 4
Page range:
1-7
JEL Codes:
K32; Q15; Q53




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