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Economic Instruments for Water Management


Economic Instruments for Water Management

Experiences from Europe and Implications for Latin America and the Caribbean


Kraemer, R. Andreas; Zulma Guzmán Castro; Ronaldo Seroa da Motta and Clifford Russell 2003: Economic Instruments for Water Management: Experiences from Europe and Implications for Latin America and the Caribbean. Berlin: Ecologic.

This publication provides practical examples of experience with economic instruments in water management mainly in European and other OECD countries. It assists in identifying appropriate instruments for the Latin American and Caribbean context and demonstrates the constraints and impediments to their introduction.

The publication consists of studies initiated by the Inter-American Development Bank to support discussions among participants in the "Regional Policy Dialogue" of Latin American countries. The main part of the publication has been contributed by Ecologic Institute.

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The publication [pdf, 1.22 MB, English] is available for download.

A paper copy can be obtained from:

Secretariat of the Regional Policy Dialogue
Mail Stop W-0610
Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20577
Tel:  +1-202-623-2271
Fax: +1-202-312-4034


R. Andreas Kraemer
Founder and Director Emeritus, Ecologic Institute
Visiting Assistant Professor and Adjunct Professor, Duke University
Initiator and Convenor, Arctic Summer College

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Zulma Guzmán Castro
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Regional Policy Dialogue Study Series
83 pp.
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Table of contents
Water, economic instruments, IDB, Inter-American Development Bank, capacity building, technical co-operation, financial co-operation, development, Regional Policy Dialogue, European experience
Latin America, Europe