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Water Policy in Chile

  • Offers a detailed examination of the main sources of Chile’s water, its principle consumers, the gap between supply and demand, hydrological droughts, and future projected impacts of climate change

  • Describes, analyzes and evaluates the performance of water policies, laws and institutions and the reasoning behind policy reform

  • Presents the socio-economic setting, especially demographic growth and distribution and relative economic importance of sectors and regions in relation to demand and supply conditions

Part of the book series: Global Issues in Water Policy (GLOB, volume 21)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction, Objectives, and Scope

    • Guillermo Donoso
    Pages 1-10
  3. Setting the Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Hydrological Setting

      • James McPhee
      Pages 13-23
    3. Water Quality: Trends and Challenges

      • Alejandra S. Vega, Katherine Lizama, Pablo A. Pastén
      Pages 25-51
  4. Water Policy and Its Implementation in Chile

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65
    2. Legal and Institutional Framework of Water Resources

      • Alejandro Vergara, Daniela Rivera
      Pages 67-85
    3. Water Quality Policy

      • Oscar Melo, Javiera Perez
      Pages 87-102
    4. Environmental Flow Policy

      • Francisco Riestra
      Pages 103-115
    5. Water Markets

      • Robert R. Hearne
      Pages 117-127
  5. Water Sectors in Chile

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-129
    2. Urban Water Management

      • María Molinos-Senante
      Pages 131-150
    3. Rural Water Management

      • Rodrigo Fuster, Guillermo Donoso
      Pages 151-163
    4. Irrigated Agriculture

      • Felipe Martin, Felipe Saavedra
      Pages 165-177
    5. Water and Mining

      • Orlando Acosta
      Pages 179-193
  6. Water Management Challenges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 221-224

About this book

This book offers a detailed examination of the main sources of Chile’s water, its principle consumers, the gap between supply and demand, hydrological droughts, and future projected impacts of climate change. It describes, analyzes and evaluates the performance of water policies, laws and institutions, identifies the main challenges that Chile needs to face and derives lessons learnt from Chile’s reform experience.

Expert contributors discuss such topics as Chile’s water policy, and the reasoning which explains its policy reform. The book presents and evaluates the performance of the legal and institutional framework of water resources. It also describes efforts to meet actual demands for water by augmenting supplies with groundwater management, waste water re-use and desalination and improve the state of water ecosystems. The last chapter presents the editor’s assessment and conclusions.  

The case of Chile is illustrative of a transition from command and control to market based management policies, where economic incentives play a significant role in water management. 

Keywords

  • Chile Water Management
  • Drinking Water Policy
  • Water Related Challenges
  • Water Supply Demand
  • Resilience and Water
  • Water Law
  • Water Governance in Chile
  • water policy

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Water Law and Management Center, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Macul, Chile

    Guillermo Donoso

About the editor

Guillermo is and Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and holds a Ph.D from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, College Park. Full Professor of Agricultural Economics Department and Water Law and Management Center of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Has held the position of Dean of the Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile from 1998 to 2007 and National Director Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias de Chile.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-76702-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)