Maximising the value of water - NZIER Insight 4

September 23, 2009
New Zealand policy makers are paying growing attention to the way that water is allocated. As with any scarce resource, there are economic benefits from ensuring that water is distributed optimally across society. This Insight outlines how New Zealand's freshwater resources are currently managed, the problems that arise from the present approach and what an alternative allocation mechanism might look like.
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