Servizio Comunitario di Informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo - CORDIS

FP5

SMART Sintesi della relazione

Project ID: ICA3-CT-2002-10006
Finanziato nell'ambito di: FP5-INCO 2
Paese: Portugal

D02.2 Guidelines for the socio-economic analysis: The objective of this document is the presentation of Guidelines for the socio-economic analysis: Issues and indicators

This deliverable “Guidelines for the socio-economic analysis” on WP2 “Socio-economic framework and guidelines” has been established to provide methodological advice on the process of information collection. It has provided its advice to date in the form of these Guidelines, which are the one of the components of this WP2 documents package to support the socio-economic analysis in each case study. These Guidelines have been prepared including the feedback received through consultation of the case study partners.

The data compilation and methodological proposal is divided in four different tasks, as it was defined in the SMART technical annex.

In the population, demographic and migration policy analysis is analysed demographic aspects, including migration issues and projections. It is presented the lists of population data, which it should be mainly collected at the national, regional and municipal population census.

The main source of statistical data to collect for the case study areas is the national statistic office. The data should be as similar as possible in all the case study countries, however each country has different constrains. A first collection of the census data availability shows significant differences and information gaps in the countries considered. In order to achieve the integration proposes of the SMART project, the socioeconomic analysis reference year should be 2000/01.

In the point population, demographic and migration policy analysis are also proposed three different scenarios for the population forecast to 2025.

Regarding the political and economic options adopted for the study areas it is analysed the pattern of economic growth as a result of the existing policies. Other objective of this part is to consider how the policies and the options for economic growth can be at the source of competing uses of water. The main objectives are to characterise the strategic and regulatory instruments at national, regional and municipal levels; and the identification and characterisation of the different levels of decision related to the water management.

The aim of competing water uses task is the identification of water demands and the characterisation of the various actors and interests related with these demand. It will be also launched the principals to analyse the competition between different economic activities for the water uses.

In this point it is defined the water demand scenarios. In the definition of the water demand scenarios will be considered the more important factors that is influencing the water use. Based on the characterisation of the socio-economic, policy and biophysical dynamics will be possible to determine the following scenarios: business as usual; water crisis; and sustainable water use.

The purpose of the economic analysis of water resources is to bring into the WP2 the prices of water (by each economic sector), the costs among the different water users and other negative externalities, which can influence this economic analysis.

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University Atlantica
Antiga Fabrica da Polvora de barcarena
2730-036 Barcarena
Portugal