Using Domestic Water Analysis to Value Groundwater Recharge in the Hadejia-Jama-Are Floodplain, Northern Nigeria

Posted: 23 Nov 2002

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Gayatri Acharya

World Bank

Edward B. Barbier

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Economics

Abstract

This article values the groundwater recharge function performed by the Hadejia-Jama-are floodplain which is threatened by planned upstream water utilization schemes. Domestic consumption of groundwater resources for households dependent on groundwater resources is analyzed. Three types of households are identified as (i) those which collect all their water, (ii) those which purchase all their water, and (iii) those which both collect and purchase water. A behavioral model using a household production function approach is developed to model water demand and a panel formed by pooling contingent behavior and observed data is used to estimate demand. Welfare changes are calculated based on these estimates and on hypothetical reductions in the groundwater recharge rate.

Suggested Citation

Acharya, Gayatri and Barbier, Edward B., Using Domestic Water Analysis to Value Groundwater Recharge in the Hadejia-Jama-Are Floodplain, Northern Nigeria. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 84, pp. 415-426, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=312047

Gayatri Acharya (Contact Author)

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Edward B. Barbier

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Economics ( email )

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1771
United States

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