Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 675–689, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-675-2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 675–689, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-675-2015
Research article
03 Feb 2015
Research article | 03 Feb 2015

Protecting environmental flows through enhanced water licensing and water markets

T. Erfani et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 3,031 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
1,561 1,266 204 3,031 106 76
  • HTML: 1,561
  • PDF: 1,266
  • XML: 204
  • Total: 3,031
  • BibTeX: 106
  • EndNote: 76
Views and downloads (calculated since 12 Mar 2014)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 12 Mar 2014)

Cited

Saved (final revised paper)

Saved (preprint)

Latest update: 09 Aug 2022
Download
Short summary
This paper simulates river basin water markets under two licensing regimes: fixed volumetric allowances and scalable licensing with dynamic environmental minimum flow requirements. The model is applied to the Great Ouse River basin in eastern England, with each water user from four main sectors represented individually. The results suggest that the scalable licensing system is more effective in protecting environmental flows, at the opportunity cost of 10-15% of economic benefits to water users.