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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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Sustainable Water Management in Germany against the Background of European Liberalisation Trends

March 2004 to April 2004
Current developments at EU level indicate that water supply could soon no longer be subject to municipal self-administration, but instead to European competition rules and to a mandatory tendering procedure. In Germany, steps on reforming the water sector are currently considered in the framework of the national modernisation strategy. Against this background, the Green Party (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen) in the German Parliament commissioned Ecologic to prepare an expert opinion on sustainable water management in Germany. Read more
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Roof Report 2004 – Heavily Modified Water Bodies in the Danube River Basin

March 2004 to March 2005
On the state of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in the Danube River Basin, a Roof Report 2004 was developed by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube and delivered to the European Commission in addition to the national reports. Ecologic Institute developed the chapter on Heavily Modified and Artificial Water Bodies.Read more
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Benchmarking of Water Supply and Sanitation Services (Waterbench)

January 2004 to January 2005

Together with partner institutes in France and Russia Ecologic is identifying a set of benchmarking indicators for Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) services. These indicators are to assist the WSS sectoral reform and modernisation in the Newly Independent States (NIS). The results of the study will be published in the beginning of 2005.

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Does European Regulation Threaten the German Water Sector?

TimeLoc
21 January 2004
Berlin
Germany
The German drinking water supply system is under pressure: European Commission plans indicate that the water supply should no longer be subject to municipal self-administration, but instead to European competition rules, and maybe even to a mandatory tendering procedure. Such a development would have far-reaching effects on the German drinking water supply. Against this background, Ecologic, in co-operation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, invited political actors from the European and national level, as well as representatives from the water industry, to an expert workshop that took place on 21 January 2004 in Berlin. Read more
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Screening Methods for the Water Framework Directive (SWIFT-WFD)

January 2004 to March 2007

The underlying goal of the SWIFT-WFD project is to support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The project's objective is to identify the monitoring methods in use and assess how they support the WFD implementation. It also aims to develop new screening methods which are cost-effective and ready to use.

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Identification and Designation of Heavily Modified and Artificial Water Bodies

Guidance Document No 4
European Communities 2003: Guidance Document No 4. Identification and Designation of Heavily Modified and Artificial Water Bodies. Produced by Working Group 2.2 - HMWB. Luxembourg.Read more
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International Comparison of Water Management

The results of the study "International Comparison of Water Management" have been published in five volumes by the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour and the Austrian Association of Cities. The synthesis and conclusion of the study, which provides a systematic comparison against European and economic background, is now also available in English. Read more
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Legal and Policy Framework for Flood Prevention and Remediation in Germany

Review of laws, policies and instruments
Dworak, Thomas 2003: Legal and policy framework for flood prevention and remediation in Germany. Review of laws, policies and instruments. For the Séminaire EPR "aspects of flood risk management in Europe". Comparison of six national practices in vulnerability reduction and compensations: Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland. Berlin.Read more
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Environmental and Resource Costs in the Water Framework Directive: the Case of Germany

December 2003 to September 2004

The valuation of environmental and resource costs plays a central role for the implementation of the EC Water Framework Directive (WFD). Benjamin Görlach and Eduard Interwies investigated many of the economic aspects - such as the cost recovery for water services, incentive pricing for water, or the selection of cost-effective measures. The study to the German Federal Environmental Agency was published.

In the implementation of the EC Water Framework Directive, the concept of environmental and resource costs applies above all to the cost recovery of water services. Article 9 of theRead more

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