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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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Modelle der Wasserversorgung in Europa und Australien

Kraemer, R. Andreas and Wenke Hansen 2001: "Modelle der Wasserversorgung in Europa und Australien", in: Umweltbundesamt (UBA) (ed.): Nachhaltige Wasserversorgung in Deutschland: Analyse und Vorschläge für eine zukunftsfähige Entwicklung. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 70-104.Read more
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Protecting Water Resources: Pollution Prevention

Thematic Background Paper for the International Conference on Freshwater
Kraemer, R. Andreas; Keya Choudhury; Eleftheria Kampa 2001: Protecting Water Resources: Pollution Prevention - Thematic Background Paper for the International Conference on Freshwater — Bonn, 3-7 December 2001. Ecologic, Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Berlin.Read more
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RhineNet - Participatory Management of the Rhine River Basin

October 2001 to September 2006

RhineNet is aimed at promoting public participation within the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in the Rhine river basin through the co-operation of various institutions and organisations. The project’s final conference will be held on 15-16 November 2006 in Luxembourg.

The conference will present the project’s results, provide for experience exchange with other projects dealing with public participation and water management, present and further develop a vision for future co-operation among RhineNet members, and provide a platform for discussion of future approachesRead more

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