Accession Number:

ADA453990

Title:

A CBO Paper. How Federal Policies Affect the Allocation of Water

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Use of the nations freshwater resources attracts particular scrutiny in times of drought. When water is scarce, people are more aware of its importance. The mechanisms that govern the allocation and use of water are complicated, however. To examine how society uses its water resources, this Congressional Budget Office analysis addresses several major questions 1 What are this countrys water sources, and how is the water used 2 What determines the underlying allocation, and does that allocation maximize waters potential benefits to society as a whole 3 What policies might the federal government consider toward that end

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE