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Willingness to Pay for Improved Water Services in Mining Regions of Developing Economies: Case Study of a Coal Mining Project in Thar Coalfield, Pakistan
Aslam, Hina1,2,3; Liu, Jian1,3,4; Mazher, Abeer5; Mojo, Dagne1,2; Imran, Muhammad6; Fu, Chao1,2
2018-04-01
Source PublicationWATER
ISSN2073-4441
Volume10Issue:4Pages:17
Corresponding AuthorAslam, Hina(hina.aslam@unep-iemp.org)
AbstractLocal communities in mining regions are vulnerable to water scarcity risks caused by extensive mining and changing climate. To mitigate such risks, we adopt a non-market valuation of low income communities' preferences for improved access to water services, as an effort to develop pro-poor policies that bring long-term water security and benefits to the local people. Using data collected from 268 households from the mining site in the Thar coalfield (Pakistan), we examine the household willingness to pay (WTP) for all major uses based on hypothetical policy scenarios. Results show that the mean WTP was estimated to be PKR 3921 (USD 38) for risk averting services (S1) and PKR 4927 (USD 48.13) for domestic pipelines and more decentralized water systems (S2) per month. We found that the mean WTP for S1 is 11.8% and for S2 is 16.6% more than the existing water-related expenditures of households. Age of household head, income level, project employment, livestock, farm income, and water quality are the significant factors influencing their WTP. These findings provide empirical evidence to policymakers and resource managers to implement cost-effective water management plans that provide multiple ecosystem service benefits, thereby potentially aiding pro-poor and sustainable economic growth in mining regions.
Keywordwater scarcity coal mining Thar coalfield contingent valuation groundwater sustainable development China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
DOI10.3390/w10040481
WOS KeywordCONTINGENT VALUATION METHOD ; ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ; SOUTH-AFRICA ; RURAL-AREAS ; COST ; LIVELIHOODS ; MANAGEMENT ; TANZANIA ; AQUIFERS ; INDUSTRY
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectInternational Ecosystem Management Partnership-United Nations Environment Programme ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[31361140360]
Funding OrganizationInternational Ecosystem Management Partnership-United Nations Environment Programme ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaWater Resources
WOS SubjectWater Resources
WOS IDWOS:000434954900135
PublisherMDPI
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/54719
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorAslam, Hina
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Ecosyst Network Observat & Modeling, 11A Datun Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.United Nat Environm Programme, Int Ecosyst Management Partnership, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, 19 Yuquan Rd, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.United Nat Environm, Ecosyst Div, POB 30552-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
5.CSIRO, Deep Earth Imaging Future Sci Platform, Perth, WA 6151, Australia
6.PMAS Arid Agr Univ, Inst Geoinformat & Earth Observat, Rawalpindi 46300, Pakistan
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Aslam, Hina,Liu, Jian,Mazher, Abeer,et al. Willingness to Pay for Improved Water Services in Mining Regions of Developing Economies: Case Study of a Coal Mining Project in Thar Coalfield, Pakistan[J]. WATER,2018,10(4):17.
APA Aslam, Hina,Liu, Jian,Mazher, Abeer,Mojo, Dagne,Imran, Muhammad,&Fu, Chao.(2018).Willingness to Pay for Improved Water Services in Mining Regions of Developing Economies: Case Study of a Coal Mining Project in Thar Coalfield, Pakistan.WATER,10(4),17.
MLA Aslam, Hina,et al."Willingness to Pay for Improved Water Services in Mining Regions of Developing Economies: Case Study of a Coal Mining Project in Thar Coalfield, Pakistan".WATER 10.4(2018):17.
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