Global Issues in Water Policy

Use of Economic Instruments in Water Policy

Insights from International Experience

Editors: Lago, M., Mysiak, J., Gómez, C.M., Delacámara, G., Maziotis, A. (Eds.)

  • Draws broad information from the review of some 25 specific EPIs, using a common assessment framework
  • Sheds light on key concepts and definitions and conveys the benefits, limitations, transaction costs and opportunities of using EPIs in water policy
  • Offers examples and case studies based on implemented EPIs within the EU and around the world
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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 (28 chapters)

  • Defining and Assessing Economic Policy Instruments for Sustainable Water Management

    Lago, Manuel (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Water Pricing and Taxes: An Introduction

    Mysiak, Jaroslav (et al.)

    Pages 15-20

  • Effluent Tax in Germany

    Möller-Gulland, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 21-38

  • The Water Load Fee of Hungary

    Rákosi, Judit (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • Water Abstraction Charges and Compensation Payments in Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

    Möller-Gulland, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 53-72

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-18287-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-18286-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • Due: December 16, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36353-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Use of Economic Instruments in Water Policy
Book Subtitle
Insights from International Experience
Editors
  • Manuel Lago
  • Jaroslav Mysiak
  • Carlos M. Gómez
  • Gonzalo Delacámara
  • Alexandros Maziotis
Series Title
Global Issues in Water Policy
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18287-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18287-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18286-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36353-0
Series ISSN
2211-0631
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 423
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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