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Summarizes the PAWN project, documented in RAND Notes N-1500/2 to N-1500/20, which designed alternative water management policies for the Netherlands and assessed their consequences. Considers both short- and long-term policies, including building new facilities and changing facility operating rules to improve supply as well as using prices and regulations to reduce user demands. Describes a widely applicable general approach to complex policy problems and presents the specific system of models developed to assess policy effects on agriculture and hydrology, irrigation, shipping, industry, drinking water companies, power plants, salt intrusion, groundwater supplies, and environment. Discusses the policies that were designed and their detailed consequences. Indicates how the study's results were incorporated into the new Dutch water management policy and how the methodology was institutionalized in the Netherlands. Provides a thoroughly documented case study showing how a policy analysis of complex natural resource and environmental questions can be carried out.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1

  • Preface

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • Figures

  • Tables

  • Chapter 1


  • Chapter 2

    Overview of Approach

  • Part 2

  • Chapter 3

    Overview of the Methodology

  • Chapter 4

    Water Distribution Model

  • Chapter 5

    External Supply

  • Chapter 6


  • Chapter 7


  • Chapter 8

    Rotterdam Salt Wedge

  • Chapter 9

    The Ijssel Lakes

  • Chapter 10

    Groundwater Storage Model

  • Chapter 11

    Agriculture and Hydrology

  • Chapter 12


  • Chapter 13

    Agriculture Benefits

  • Chapter 14

    Drinking Water Companies

  • Chapter 15


  • Chapter 16


  • Chapter 17

    Power Plants

  • Chapter 18

    National Impact Categories

  • Chapter 19

    Estimating the Distribution of Monetary Benefits and Costs

  • Chapter 20


  • Part 3

  • Chapter 21

    General Approach to Screening

  • Chapter 22

    Screening of Technical and Managerial Tactics

  • Chapter 23

    Screening of Price and Regulation Tactics

  • Chapter 24

    General Approach to Designing Policies

  • Chapter 25

    Design of Long-Run Pricing and Regulation Strategies

  • Chapter 26

    Design of Managerial Strategies

  • Chapter 27

    Design of Eutrophication Control Strategies

  • Chapter 28

    Design of Policies and Cases for Impact Assessment

  • Chapter 29

    Overview of Impact Assessment

  • Chapter 30

    Extreme Impacts of the Primary Cases

  • Chapter 31

    Average Impacts of the Primary Cases

  • Chapter 32

    Sensitivity Case Impacts

  • Chapter 33

    Consequences of PAWN

  • Part 4

  • Appendix

  • Glossary

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