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On the economics of ecological nuisance
(Working paper; Arbeidsnotat, 2005-03)
This paper analyses the economics of pest and nuisance relating to wild animals. It studies stylised models where wild animals represent a direct nuisance to agricultural production through grazing and crop damage. Such damage is particularly relevant in poor rural communities, where people are dependent on livestock and crop production and at the same time are living close to nature and wildlife. ...
Water demand and the urban poor. A study of the factors influencing water consumption among housholds in Cape Town, South Africa
(Working paper; Arbeidsnotat, 2006-01)
Water demand management is a key focus area for most water managers and even more so in developing countries. Improved access to water is important to the poor. Water scarcity makes efficient management even more urgent and it creates more conflicts in water distribution. Different policies have been introduced to ensure a water management system that cares for the poor, among them the Increasing ...