ID 5308
Submitting Entity UNEP
Submitted for Seventh Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 7)
Main Information
Title Groundwater pricing in Thailand
Description In Thailand, the uncontrolled groundwater utilization has led to environmental problems such as land subsidence, salinization and groundwater depletion. The study analyses the use of user charges to regulate the use groundwater, intrioduced in 1977. In addition, a complete ban of groundwater use was introduced in critical areas. The study concludes that effective implementation of the user charge faces two limitations: a lack of enforcement and the inability to control extracted volumes, and recommends to make groundwater extraction permits tradable.
Additional Information
Authors Adis Israngkura
Source Study is taken from: Rietbergen-McCracken, J; H. Abaza (2000): Economic Instruments for Environmental Management. United Nations Environment Programme, Earthscan Publications, London.
Countries Thailand
Ecosystems Inland Waters Biodiversity
Incentive Measures Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Keywords Extraction levies/pricing
Tradable permits/use rights