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EPI-WATER - Evaluating Economic Policy Instruments for Sustainable Water Management in Europe

  • 23074
  • CORDIS - PROJECTS 29/10/2010
  • RISULTATO

Economic policy instruments (EPI) have received widespread attention over the last three decades, and have increasingly been implemented to achieve environmental policy objectives. However, whereas EPI have been successfully applied in some policy domains (such as climate, energy and air quality), their application to tackle water management issues (drought/water scarcity, floods, water quality control) are beset by many practical difficulties. EPI-Water sets to assess the effectiveness and the efficiency of Economic Policy Instruments in achieving water policy goals, and to identify the preconditions under which they complement or perform better than alternative (e.g. regulatory or voluntary) policy instruments.

Using a common multi-dimensional assessment framework, the project will compare the performance of single economic instruments or their apposite combinations with the performance otherwise achievable with regulatory (command and control) interventions (such as water restriction/rationing, licensing or permitting), persuasive instruments or voluntary commitments. Furthermore the project will identify remaining research and methodological issues that need to be addressed, in particular with regards to the further development and use of national accounting, for supporting the design, implementation and evaluation of EPI in the field of water management.

 


Start date: 2011-01-01
End date: 2013-12-31

Duration: 36 months

Project Reference: 265213

Project cost: 4.46 million euro
Project Funding: 3.47 million euro

Subprogramme Area: ENV.2010.2.1.2-1 Evaluation of effectiveness of economic instruments in integrated water policy
Contract type: Small or medium-scale focused research project


Coordinatore: FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI - ITALY - EBERLE Monica

Altri Partecipanti

  • ACTEON SARL - FRANCE
  • FUNDACION IMDEA AGUA - SPAIN
  • ECOLOGIC INSTITUT GEMEINNÜTZIGE GMBH - GERMANY
  • MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION - UNITED KINGDOM
  • UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA - SPAIN
  • NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - GREECE
  • AARHUS UNIVERSITET - DENMARK
  • WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT - NETHERLANDS
  • ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA - ITALY
  • BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM - HUNGARY
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Quadro di finanziamento
  • 7FP-ENVIRONMENT : AMBIENTE (COMPRESI I CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI): priorità tematica 6 nell'ambito del programma specifico “Cooperazione” recante attuazione del Settimo programma quadro (2007-2013) di attività comunitarie di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico e dimostrazione
Area di interesse
  • Unione Europea