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Appropriateness of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Water Management: A Comparison of Cost Evaluations in Small and Large Catchment Areas
Appropriateness of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Water Management: A Comparison of Cost Evaluations in Small and Large Catchment Areas

Author(s): Jan MACHÁČ, Lenka Slavíková
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Energy and Environmental Studies, Evaluation research
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: cost-effectiveness analysis; water management; Water Framework Directive; good status; disproportionality of the costs;
Summary/Abstract: The growing demand for clean water has led to the adoption of the EU Water Framework Directive [Directive 2000/60 EC; WFD). The new legislation has had a major impact on water management and national economies and instituted numerous requirements, including “good status” of all water bodies by 2015. However, achieving “good status” is associated with large investments, often beyond the capabilities of polluters. In justified cases, member states may request an extension of the deadline based on disproportionality of the costs of meeting the WFD requirements.

  • Page Range: 302-309
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English