Global Issues in Water Policy

Water Resources Management Sustaining Socio-Economic Welfare

The Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive in Asopos River Basin in Greece

Editors: Koundouri, Phoebe, Papandreou, Nikos A. (Eds.)

  • Proposes a well-researched and supported water management that is holistic and interdisciplinary in nature
  • Provides a detailed, empirical application of the EU Water Directive
  • Wields state-of-the-art methodology to derive estimates of sectoral water demands and balance them, over time and space, with water supply
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About this book

The aim of this book is to offer a river-basin management plan which is directly implementable and consistent with the European Union -Water Framework Directive (EU WFD).The contributors, who are leading world experts in their respective fields, develop an integrated water resources management plan for the Asopos river basin in Greece which is economically efficient, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable. The program offers explicit technical and investment solutions, socioeconomic and legal instruments and recommendations for institutional restructuring. The introductory chapter describes the water situation in Greece and assesses the potential of timely implementation of the EU WFD. Special emphasis is given to the cost-recovery principle. Chapter 2 introduces the case study area highlighting the particular pressures and impacts as well as the environmental functions and values of Asopos River and Oropos Lagoon. Chapters 3 and 4 focus on the economic characterisation of Asopos River Basin in order to identify the economic sectors and social groups that will bear the cost and benefits of the implementation of the EU WFD. In particular, Chapter 3 presents the main water uses and pricing for water supply in the industrial and the agricultural sectors. Chapter 4 completes the baseline appraisal, presenting the details of water use by the residential and touristic sectors. The following chapters assess valuation and decision-making tools from a range of perspectives, including agricultural needs, valuing the impacts of industrial activity, the costs and benefits of environmental preservation and management. The water resources management plan is presented in Chapter 9; the concluding chapter offers recommendations on institutional changes and presents the lessons learned as resources applicable to other river basins in Greece and elsewhere. The book applies state-of-the art market and non-market valuation methods to estimate water demands in the residential, industrial, agricultural, tourism, environmental and health sectors and to balance these, over time and space, with water supply. Given the well-known challenge of managing natural resources in a way that maximizes and sustains social welfare, this book will provide an invaluable point of reference for applied researchers and policy makers working in water resources management.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • A Bird’s Eye View of the Greek Water Situation: The Potential for the Implementation of the EU WFD

    Koundouri, P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Introducing the Case Study, the Asopos River Basin in Greece

    Koundouri, P. (et al.)

    Pages 25-47

  • The Economic Characterization of Asopos River Basin

    Koundouri, P. (et al.)

    Pages 49-70

  • Simulating Residential Water Demand and Water Pricing Issues

    Koundouri, P. (et al.)

    Pages 71-86

  • An Econometric Analysis of Agricultural Production, Focusing on the Shadow Price of Groundwater: Policies Towards Socio-Economic Sustainability

    Koundouri, P. (et al.)

    Pages 87-100

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7636-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7635-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0764-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Resources Management Sustaining Socio-Economic Welfare
Book Subtitle
The Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive in Asopos River Basin in Greece
Editors
  • Phoebe Koundouri
  • Nikos A. Papandreou
Series Title
Global Issues in Water Policy
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7636-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7636-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7635-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0764-8
Series ISSN
2211-0631
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 181
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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