UWD Wassergebühren (Water fees)


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Umweltbundesamt

Duration June 1, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015

  • Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)

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  • Giljum, Stefan (Details)
  • Lutter, Franz Stephan (Details) Project Head
 

Abstract (German)

In this project the research group Sustainable Resource Use is contributing to a project targeting the design of fees for water use in the context of Article 9 of the Water Framework Directive, which states that “Member States shall take account of the principle of recovery of the costs of water services, including environmental and resource costs […] in accordance in particular with the polluter pays principle.
The research group is responsible for the compilation and illustration of data regarding water use in Austria and its development over time. This will be done by means of case studies such as the industry sector, agriculture, and energy industry. Further possible models for cost-benefit analyses of different fee systems will be analysed and applied to the case studies with the aim of supporting related policy making.


Abstract (English)

In this project the research group Sustainable Resource Use is contributing to a project targeting the design of fees for water use in the context of Article 9 of the Water Framework Directive, which states that “Member States shall take account of the principle of recovery of the costs of water services, including environmental and resource costs […] in accordance in particular with the polluter pays principle.
The research group is responsible for the compilation and illustration of data regarding water use in Austria and its development over time. This will be done by means of case studies such as the industry sector, agriculture, and energy industry. Further possible models for cost-benefit analyses of different fee systems will be analysed and applied to the case studies with the aim of supporting related policy making.

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Publications

Chapter in edited volume

2016 Lutter, Franz Stephan and Sausgruber, Rupert. 2016. Umweltökonomischer Teil. In: Vorschläge zur Einhebung von Wassergebühren im Lichte des Art 9 WRRL, Hrsg. Umweltdachverband, S. 203-243. Wien: Schriftenreihe Recht der Umwelt. (Details)

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