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Towards Efficient Use of Water Resources in Europe


Citation

Werner, Beate; Robert Collins et. al. 2012: Towards efficient use of water resources in Europe. EEA Report | No 1/2012, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen.

Language
English
Author(s)
Beate Werner, Robert Collins (EUA)
Maggie Kossida, Anastasia Tekidou and Anastasia Kakava (NTUA)
Petra Ronan (CENIA)
Publisher
Year
2012
Published In
EEA reports
ISBN
978-92-9213-275-0
ISSN
1725-9177
Dimension
72 S.
Project ID
916-06
Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Executive summary
1 Introduction
1.1 EU resource-efficiency policy
1.2 Resource efficiency and sustainable water management
1.3 Aims and structure of this report
2 Water-resource efficiency — measures and tools
2.1 Reducing water use — increasing water use efficiency
2.2 Water and energy sector linkages
2.3 Water quality and resource efficiency
3 Using markets to enhance water‑resource efficiency
3.1 Water allocation mechanisms
3.2 Economic instruments to correct market failure
3.3 Water pricing and cost recovery in Europe
4 Improved information for optimal water-resource management
4.1 The role of indicators in quantifying and evaluating water efficiency
4.2 Water accounting as a framework for understanding linkages between water resources and the economy
4.3 Water Footprint Assessment and Life Cycle Analysis
4.4 Labelling and certification, standards and stewardship
5 Conclusions
5.1 A scarce resource requires careful management
5.2 Principles of sustainable water management
5.3 Tools and measures
5.4 The water-energy link
5.5 The knowledge base to foster resource efficiency
5.6 Future needs for sustainable water management
References