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Evaluating Economic Policy Instruments for Sustainable Water Management in Europe

Objective

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 & 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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Address
Corso Magenta 63 Complesso Immobiliare Le Stelline
20123 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 477 300
Administrative Contact
Monica Eberle (Ms.)

Participants (10)

ACTEON SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 337 475
Address
5 Pl Ste Catherine
68000 Colmar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ute Ruf (Ms.)
ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 283 863
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniela Tings (Ms.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diego Torresan (Dr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 380 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ineke Van Driel (Ms.)
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 249 200
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Mimikou (Prof.)
FUNDACION IMDEA AGUA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 367 000
Address
Avenida Punto Com N2
28805 Alcala De Henares Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Mario Gómez (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 242 200
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angeles Sanchis (Ms.)
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 274 800
Address
The Burroughs, Hendon .
NW4 4BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nuria Machin (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 430 500
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karina Larsen (Ms.)
BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 255 100
Address
Fovam Ter 8
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Péter Kaderják (Dr.)