ECONOMIC VALUATION OF WATER RESOURCES IN GASING WATERSHED IN TALANG KELAPA SUB-DISTRICT, SOUTH SUMATERA, INDONESIASeptarianti Arini, Dinar Dwi Anugerah Putranto and Dan Sarino
Water resources have economic value seen from the type of water utilization. At the study area, water resources, especially groundwater used to supply daily water demands and traded by the drinking water industries. From the activities of water taking, the water availability for supply will gradually decrease, thus needed to analysis the economic value that shows the value of water that decrease or changed function after taken from time to time. The purpose of this study is to analysis the economic value of the availability of water resources in the Gasing watershed. The methodology used by interview techniques and questionnaires for the analysis of the economic value of availability. The category of total economic value used by the market pricing technique. The category value of water calculated is the direct use value, the indirect use value, the existence value and the option value or bequest. From the calculation shows that the economic value of the longer will be greater. In 2017 the total economic value in Gasing watershed is Rp.4,097.033,992 , and in 2032 become Rp. 7,649,103.227.
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