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Tradeable Permits in Water Resource Protection and Management

A Review of Experience and Lessons Learned
Kraemer, R. Andreas; Eduard Interwies and Eleftheria Kampa 2002: "Tradeable Permits in Waterresource Protection and Management - A Review of Experience and Lessons Learned", in: OECD (ed.): Implementing Domestic Tradable Permits: Recent Developments and Future Challenges. Paris: OECD, 227-268.Read more
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Cost-effective Sets of Measures in the Water Framework Directive

July 2002 to November 2003

The Water Framework Directive requires the establishment of programs of measures for river basins until 2009 in order to reach the set quality targets for water bodies. In this selection process the consideration of cost-efficiency criteria is mandated. The German study/handbook prepared by Ecologic in collaboration with the Institute of Water Resources Research and Management at the University of Kassel establishes guidelines for this selection process. The handbook has been published in English and German. 

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Article 11 of the EU Water FrameworkRead more

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Effluent Charging Systems in the EU Member States - Briefing ENVI 509 EN

on the results of the workshop of 8 November 2001
Palinkas, Peter (Ed.) 2002: Briefing ENVI 509 EN on the results of the workshop of 8 November 2001on "Effluent Charging Systems in the EU Member States". Luxembourg.Read more
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Devlopment of the German Guidance Document for the Economic Analysis According to the Water Framework Directive

June 2002 to February 2003

This project aimed at specifying the first draft of the German guidance document for the economic analysis according to the EU Water Framework Directive. The revision process was based on the analysis of the WATECO Guidance Document as well as on experience gained through the Mittelrhein and Lippe pilot projects. On 15 January 2003, the revised version of the German Guidance Document was discussed and presented to the interested public.

Background

In December 2000, the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) was passed by the European Parliament and the Council ofRead more

Workshop on Heavily Modified Water Bodies

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30 May 2002 to 31 May 2002
Berlin
Germany

In the context of the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), Ecologic conceptualised and organised a workshop on Heavily Modified Water Bodies for the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on 30 and 31 May 2002 in Berlin.

The workshop on the identification and designation of Heavily Modified Water Bodies...Read more

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Social Aspects of Water Pricing

May 2002 to March 2003

Ecologic experts on private sector participation and regulatory oversight in the water sector contribute to the OECD publications "Social Issues in the Provision and Pricing of Water Services" and "Improving Water Management: Recent OECD Experience". The final report and an excerpt of the publication are available for download.

Following estimations, 20% of the world population do not have access to high-quality water. An even greater share of the population lacks access to adequate sanitary facilities. Ecological systems, health issues and economic development do all compete for theRead more

Competition Rules in the Water Sector

May 2002 to December 2002

The Study "The Application of the Competition Rules to the Water Sector in the European Community", carried out jointly by Ecologic and the Water Research centre (WRc) for the DG Competition of the European Commission examined to what extent EC competition rules and policies could be applied to the water sector.

In the wake of the liberalisation of the telecommunications and energy markets, the influence of competition policies on monopolistic economic sectors has increased greatly over the last years. To some extent it created efficiency improvementsRead more

A Revolution in Europe - The Water Framework Directive

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16 April 2002
Washington, DC
United States

The Heinrich Boell Foundation and the National Wildlife Federation co-hosted a conference on "Water: A Key Issue for Sustainable Development - For Johannesburg and Beyond" in Washington, DC, on 16 April 2002. R. Andreas Kraemer spoke on the emerging water policy framework in Europe, its likely effect on water management, and lessons for other part of the world.

Although Agenda 21 establishes principles for protecting the quality and supply of freshwater resources, the world's freshwater resources are becoming more polluted and degraded, freshwater ecosystems are disappearingRead more

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International Comparison of Water Management

January 2002 to March 2003
On 15 October 2003, Wenke Hansen, Ecologic, one of the main authors of the comparative study on the international water sector presented some key messages of this study. On the occasion of the publication of the study in five volumes and the European Commission's Communication on the Internal Market Strategy the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (BAK) and the Austrian Association of Cities had invited to the event at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union in Brussels "Liberalisation of water for Europe's citizens? - The Internal Market Strategy in the light of European experiences". Read more

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