Debates and discussions are still taking place on the aims of the European Commission as regards the strengthening of competition in the water sector. The question is: What would the consequences be for the German water and wastewater sector, if water provision was to be increasingly subjected to competition, public procurement and internal market rules?
In January 2006, Ilya Trombitsky and Tatiana Sinaeva of Eco-TIRAS, Moldova visited German representatives of administrations and environmental NGO’s active in water management. Public participation was the main focus of several visits to various German water management institutions, organised by Ecologic. Particular emphasis was placed on the networking of environmental organisations. Ecologic supports the Moldavian NGO Eco-Tiras in developing a strategy for public participation in the transboundary river basin management of the Dniester Basin. The Dniester is an international river basinRead more
On 17-19 October 2005 the European Workshop on "Water Framework Directive and Hydromorphology" convened officials from European Member States and Accession Countries as well as representatives of relevant stakeholder groups in Prague to set the agenda for the further process of addressing hydromophological pressures in the context of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. The workshop served as a...Read more
At the 45th Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), Benjamin Görlach and Eduard Interwies presented some research results on the valuation of environmental and resource costs in Germany. The lecture took place as part of a special session on water and economics in the frame of the 45th ERSA Congress, held at the Free University of Amsterdam. The special session was organised with support by the Dutch RIZA, and was chaired by Eduard Interwies.Read more
The international workshop "Implementing the Economic Aspects of the WFD - Future Challenges in the Elbe River Basin" took place in Leipzig on 7-8 July 2005 and was mainly organised by Ecologic Associate Britta Pielen. In the course of the workshop, Benjamin Görlach gave an overview of the Member States' current approaches to assessing disproportionate costs in implementing the European Water Framework Directive.Read more