Paper No. J05073 of the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA). Discussions are open until February 1, 2008.
Stakeholder Willingness to Pay for Watershed Restoration in Rural Bolivia1
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2007
JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume 43, Issue 4, pages 947–956, August 2007
How to Cite
Shultz, S. and Soliz, B. (2007), Stakeholder Willingness to Pay for Watershed Restoration in Rural Bolivia. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 43: 947–956. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2007.00076.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2007
- Received May 27, 2005; accepted November 1, 2006.
- contingent valuation;
- water quality economics;
- watershed management;
- drinking water
Abstract: Two CVM surveys were administered to 211 urban households and 188 rural farmer-irrigators in the Comarapa watershed in Bolivia, South America, to estimate stakeholder willingness to pay (WTP) for a proposed upper watershed restoration program. Mean monthly household WTP to improve drinking water was $1.95 (65% of current charges), while mean annual WTP among farmer-irrigators to improve irrigation water was $17 per hectare (34% of current costs). Aggregated to the entire population of households and farmer-irrigators total WTP is $77,400 per year, which is 77% of the minimum cost to implement a watershed restoration program.