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Title: Water reuse in Brazilian manufacturing firms
Authors: Féres, José
Reynaud, Arnaud
Thomas, Alban
Keywords: WATER REUSE
INDUSTRIAL WATER DEMAND
BRAZIL
Date: 2007
Publisher: Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP), Turrialba, CR
Series/Report no.: LACEEP working paper series; no. 2007-WP2
Abstract: This paper examines the factors influencing manufacturing firms' water reuse decision and analyzes whether the structure of intake water demand differs between firms that adopt water reuse practices and those which do not. The first stage of the estimation model involves a Probit analysis of the water reuse decision and the second stage employs an endogenous switching regression to estimate the intake water demand equations. Results suggest that water charges may act as an effective mechanism in inducing firms to undertake water reuse investments and in reducing intake water demand. Estimates of the water demand price elasticities indicates that plants that reuse water are more sensitive to water price increases than plants without access to reuse technologies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/42733
Project Number: 103059
Project Title: Latin America and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP)
Access: Open Access
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