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Linking Transboundary River Management to Water Security: the Example of Flooding in Europe

This article focuses on the elements of the Water Framework Directive referring to transboundary water courses and analyses the current need for their improvement throughout Europe in order to mitigate the effects of flooding. Read more

Integrated Water Resource Management for Latin America and the Caribbean

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24 May 2004 to 28 May 2013
Costa Rica

Policy learning among nations and the exchange of experience play an important role in improving environmental management and policy. To facilitate the exchange between water experts from Central America, the Inter-American Development Bank organised a workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management, which was held in Costa Rica on 24-28 May 2004. In this context, R. Andreas Kraemer presented the economic dimension of integrated water resources management.

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  • Introduces economic approaches applied to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM),
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The German Water Sector: From Liberalisation to Modernisation

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24 May 2004
Münster
Germany

Eduard Interwies, Senior Economist at Ecologic, presented an assessment of the impact on the German water sector of recent developments concerning the potential liberalisation of water services at EU level.

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Nachhaltige Wasserwirtschaft in Deutschland vor dem Hintergrund europäischer Liberalisierungstendenzen

Gutachten
The expert opinion outlines the current status of the modernisation efforts within the German water sector against the background of sustainable water management principles. Furthermore, it evaluates the current discussion on plans of the European Commission towards increasing competition in the field of "services of general economic interest" related to water service issues. It additionally highlights the risks and potentials of these developments for the German water sector.Read more
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Capacity Building on the European Community's Environmental Policy

EU Legislation on river basin management and the reduction of nutrient pollution
Hansen, Wenke; Tanja Dräger and Ruta Landgrebe 2004: Capacity Building on the Community's Environmental Policy. EU Legislation on river basin management and the reduction of nutrient pollution. Ecologic - Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Berlin.





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Liberalisierungsbedarf?

In the magazine of the Hans Böckler Foundation, R. Andreas Kraemer, Wenke Hansen, and Eduard Interviews provide insights into the so-called "Ewers-Gutachten," an expert report released by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. This report—which was supported by R. Andreas Kraemer—deals with options, opportunities, and preconditions of a deregulated, more sustainable water management system.Read more
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Wassernutzung und Gewässerschutz

Steuerungsmechanismen der Politik
This book chapter gives an introduction into the environmental policy instruments for the protection of water bodies and reports on a practical case study regarding ground water management in Hessisches Ried. Starting off with this instrumental approach, the chapter introduces the objectives of the German Working Group of the Federal States on water issues (LAWA) with regard to surface water. It continues with the strategic approach as it was embodied in the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and finally presents the actors in the area of water policy. Read more
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Potential noch nicht ausgereizt

Kostenaspekte der europäischen Wasserrahmenrichtlinie
According to the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), all water bodies in the European Union should reach 'good status' by 2015. The WFD is one of the first environmental policy directives of the European Community that explicitly draws on economic considerations for achieving its ambitious objectives. By the end of 2004, an economic analysis of the importance of water uses has to be completed for each river basin district. This article summarises the present implementation status of the economic analysis in Germany and other European Member States and outlines challenges ahead for the reporting deadline 2004. Read more
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Public Environmental Expenditures in OECD Countries

March 2004 to May 2004
Ecologic is analysing major public expenditure programmes to support environmental infrastructure investments in water supply and wastewater management in different OECD countries of the European Union. Following their evaluation, "lessons learned" for OECD non-member countries will be drawn up. All results will be published in a study. Read more

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