AquaMoney brings together 16 leading European research institutions to develop and test practical guidelines on the assessment of environmental and resource costs and benefits in the European Water Framework Directive (WFD). The concept of environmental and resource costs and benefits plays a central role in the economic analysis of the WFD, in particular in relation to cost recovery of water services and exemptions on the grounds of disproportionate costs. The guidelines are tested in three different clusters of case studies, focusing on a wide range of water management issues across the EU: water quality, ecological restoration of heavily modified water bodies, and water scarcity. The project is funded by the European Directorate-General Research and supported by an international Advisory Committee of water policy makers and river basin managers.
Contact information: Prof. dr. Roy Brouwer
More information: Project deliverables, AquaMoney, Working paper: Stated preference uncertainty: signal or noise, JEPM-901689324