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The Economic Value of Water and Ecosystem Preservation: Ecotourism in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

Summary

This project used economic approaches to derive an economic value for fresh water inflows from the Rio Grande. The project is comprised of the following tasks: collect and review existing data, information and research regarding economic value of freshwater inflows; characterize the role of freshwater inflows from Rio Grande on health of the estuary; Analyze economic value of freshwater inflows; and Community education and outreach.

Basics

Cameron

N/A

Houston Advanced Research Center

$83,180

Classification

CMP 306

Information and Data Availability

N/A



Funding Sources

Source 1

Completed

04-021

Coastal Management Program (CMP)

Primary

Federal

$49,856

08

2006

Source 2

Completed

04-021

Houston Advanced Research Center

Secondary

Other

$33,324

08

2006


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Contacts

Houston Advanced Research Center
Ms. Marilu Hastings
Principal Investigator
4800 Research Forest Center
The Woodlands, Texas 77382
281.367.1348
Email

General Land Office
Coastal Resources
800.998.4456
512.475.0773