The thesis investigates policy instruments to manage industrial water pollution in Sri Lanka's Kelani river. The Kelani was selected as a case study as it exemplifies the challenges of managing water pollution in a rapidly industrializing and urbanizing region. Marginal abatement costs for biological oxygen demand are estimated using a distance function. Pollution transfer coefficients are estimated from a hydrology model of water quality. The abatement costs and transfer coefficients are integrated in an economic model to determine a set of cost-effective policies. The analysis shows that a tradeable permit system based on multiple river zones is the optimal policy.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||13 Sep 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|