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dc.contributor.authorBenavides Muñoz, H.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorWillis, D.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorCarpio, C.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorZapata, S.es_ES
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T22:03:18Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-05es_ES
dc.date.available2017-06-16T22:03:18Z-
dc.date.submitted26/05/2012es_ES
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wp.2011.007es_ES
dc.identifier.isbn13667017es_ES
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wp.2011.007es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://dspace.utpl.edu.ec/handle/123456789/19300-
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to estimate the economic value that people living in Loja, Ecuador, place on the protection of two basins when the protection is designed to improve both the quality and reliability of the water supply for human consumption by urban residents. Empirical results indicate that households have an average willingness to pay (WTP) of $5.80 per month to preserve the basins. The main variables affecting WTP are current monthly water cost, perception about the fairness of the existing water price, the number of hours that service is available, and the gender of the individual interviewed. The results of this study, and the later implementation by the Loja City Municipality of a basin protection project funded through a fee on water users, provide evidence that households at all income levels strongly support and are willing to pay for a project that has the potential to improve the quality of water services and protect the environment. © 2012 IWA Publishing.es_ES
dc.languageIngléses_ES
dc.subjectbasin protectiones_ES
dc.subjectcontingent valuationes_ES
dc.subjectecuadores_ES
dc.subjectlojaes_ES
dc.titleThe economic value of basin protection to improve the quality and reliability of potable water supply: The case of Loja, Ecuadores_ES
dc.typeArticlees_ES
dc.publisherWater Policyes_ES
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