Abstracts of presentations given on Tuesday, 12 July 2005 in session 8 of the UCOWR conference.


Numerous studies have investigated the relationship between water quality and a property’s sale price using the hedonic price method. Water quality measurements have included the level of dissolved oxygen, fecal coliform, pH and clarity. This study combines sale price information for single-family residential properties located in an urban watershed in Portland, Oregon with a proxy for water quality, the percentage of a stream channel covered by shade.