Value in water resources management: What is water worth?

Kira Russo Bauer, Zachary A. Smith

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There are volumes of works that estimate the monetary values of water; however, intangible values of water are often overlooked. This article explores the meaning of value as it relates to certain intangible values. We believe that a better understanding of some non-market values can improve decision making by water managers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)877-888
Number of pages12
JournalWater International
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 2007


  • Ecological economics
  • Intangible values of water
  • Spirituality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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