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Use of economic instruments in water policy, insights from international experience, Manuel Lago ... [et al.], editors

Use of economic instruments in water policy, insights from international experience, Manuel Lago ... [et al.], editors
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Main title
Use of economic instruments in water policy
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Manuel Lago ... [et al.], editors
Series statement
Global issues in water policy ;, 14
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insights from international experience
This book assesses both the effectiveness and efficiency of implemented Economic Policy Instruments (EPIs) in order to achieve water policy goals and identifies the preconditions under which they outperform alternative (e.g. regulatory) policy instruments and/or can complement them as part of complex policy mixes. The development of a consolidated assessment framework helps clarify (and where possible, quantify) the effectiveness of each EPI on the basis of different criteria. Outcome-oriented criteria describe how the EPIs perform. They include intended and unintended economic and environmental outcomes and the distribution of benefits and costs among the affected parties. These steps consider the application of cost effectiveness and cost benefits analysis, e.g. to assess ex-post performance of the EPI. Process criteria describe the institutional conditions (legislative, political, cultural, etc.) affecting the formation and operation of the EPI studied (particularly relevant for assessing the possible impacts of using economic instruments), the transaction costs involved in implementing and enforcing the instruments and the process of implementation. Case studies from Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as from Australia, Chile, Israel and the USA are presented in this book. A wide variety of EPIs are also covered, including water-pricing schemes (tariffs, environmental taxes, environmental charges or fees, subsidies on products and practices), trading schemes (tradable permits for abstraction and pollution) and cooperation mechanisms
Table Of Contents
Defining and Assessing Economic Policy Instruments for Sustainable Water Management / Manuel Lago, Jaroslav Mysiak, Carlos M. Gómez, Gonzalo Delacámara, and Alexandros Maziotis -- Water Pricing and Taxes : An Introduction / Jaroslav Mysiak and Carlos M. Gómez -- Effluent Tax in Germany / Jennifer Möller-Gulland, Manuel Lago, Katriona McGlade, and Gerardo Anzaldua -- Water Load Fee of Hungary / Judit Rákosi, Gábor Ungvari, and András Kis -- Water Abstraction Charges and Compensation Payments in Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany) / Jennifer Möller-Gulland, Manuel Lago, and Gerardo Anzaldua -- Danish Pesticide Tax / Anders Branth Pedersen, Helle Ørsted Nielsen, and Mikael Skou Andersen -- Subsidies for Drinking Water Conservation in Cyprus / Maggie Kossida, Anastasia Tekidou, and Maria A. Mimikou -- Residential Water Pricing in Italy / Jaroslav Mysiak, Fabio Farinosi, Lorenzo Carrera, Francesca Testella, Margaretha Breil, and Antonio Massaruto -- Water Tariffs in Agriculture : Emilia Romagna Case Study / Michele Vollaro, Laura Sardonini, Meri Raggi, and Davide Viaggi -- Corporatization and Price Setting in the Urban Water Sector Under Statewide Central Administration : The Israeli Experience / Iddo Kan and Yoav Kislev -- Water Budget Rate Structure : Experiences from Several Urban Utilities in Southern California / Ariel Dinar and Tom Ash -- Green Energy Certificates and Compliance Market / Jaroslav Mysiak, Fabio Farinosi, Lorenzo Carrera, Francesca Testella, Margaretha Breil, and Antonio Massaruto -- Subsidies for Ecologically Friendly Hydropower Plants Through Favourable Electricity Remuneration in Germany / Verena Mattheiss -- Water Trading : An Introduction / Gonzalo Delacámara and Carlos M. Gómez -- Water Quality Trading in Ohio / Mark S. Kieser and Jamie L. McCarthy -- Nitrogen Reduction in North Carolina / Andrew J. Yates -- Evaluation of Salinity Offset Programs in Australia / Tiho Ancev and M.A. Samad Azad -- Water Trading in the Tagus River Basin (Spain) / Gonzalo Delacámara, C. Dionisio Pérez-Blanco, Estefanía Ibáñez, and Carlos M. Gómez -- Chilean Water Rights Markets as a Water Allocation Mechanism / Guillermo Donoso -- Unbundling Water Rights as a Means to Improve Water Markets in Australia's Southern Connected Murray-Darling Basin / Michael D. Young -- Development of an Efficient Water Market in Northern Colorado, USA / Charles W. (Chuck) Howe -- Other Types of Incentives in Water Policy : An Introduction / Alexandros Maziotis and Manuel Lago -- Cooperative Agreements Between Water Supply Companies and Farmers in Dorset (E) / Christophe Viavattene, Simon McCarthy, Colin Green, and Joanna Pardoe -- Financial Compensation for Environmental Services : The Case of the Evian Natural Mineral Water (France) / Pierre Defrance -- New York City's Watershed Agricultural Program / Carolyn Kousky -- Voluntary Agreement for River Regime Restoration Services in the Ebro River Basin (Spain) /Carlos M. Gómez, Gonzalo Delacámara, C. Dionisio Pérez-Blanco, and Marta Rodríguez -- Voluntary Agreements to Promote the Use of Reclaimed Water at Tordera River Basin / Francesc Hernandez-Sancho, Maria Molinos-Senante, and Ramon Sala-Garrido -- Key Conclusions and Methodological Lessons from Application of EPIs in Addressing Water Policy Challenges / Carlos M. Gómez, Gonzalo Delacámara, Alexandros Maziotis, Jaroslav Mysiak, and Manuel Lago
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