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An application of contingent valuation and decision tree analysis to water quality improvements

Atkins, Jonathan P.; Burdon, Daryl; Allen, James H.

Authors

James H. Allen

Abstract

This paper applies contingent valuation and decision tree analysis to investigate public preferences for water quality improvements, and in particular reduced eutrophication. Such preferences are important given that the development of EU water quality legislation is imposing significant costs on European economies. Results are reported of a survey undertaken of residents of Århus County, Denmark for water quality improvements in the Randers Fjord. Results demonstrate strong public support for reduced eutrophication and identify key determinants of such support. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2007-12
Journal MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN
Print ISSN 0025-326X
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 55
Issue 10-12
Pages 591-602
Institution Citation Atkins, J. P., Burdon, D., & Allen, J. H. (2007). An application of contingent valuation and decision tree analysis to water quality improvements. Marine pollution bulletin, 55(10-12), 591-602. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2007.09.018
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2007.09.018
Keywords Contingent valuation; Decision tree analysis; Water quality; Eutrophication; Randers Fjord
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X07003311?via%3Dihub