Details zur Publikation

Referenztyp Berichte
DOI / URL Link
Volltext Publikationsdokument einer UFZ-Veröffentlichung
Titel (primär) Article 9 Water Framework Directive: Do we really need to calculate environmental and resource costs?
Autor Gawel, E.;
Journal / Serie UFZ-Diskussionspapiere
Erscheinungsjahr 2014
Department OEKON;
Band/Volume 13/2014
Sprache englisch;
POF III (gesamt) T13;
Abstract Article 9 of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires Member States to take account of the principle of recovery of the costs of water services, including environmental and resource costs (ERCs). Whilst legally the Member States have broad scope for discretion when applying Article 9, the idea that the EU legislator has effectively assigned the Member States a mathematical task to determine the level of cost recovery achieved for environmental and resource costs as well is increasingly gaining ground in the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) process. The present paper shows that this strict interpretation of taking account of environmental and resource costs has no basis in Article 9, is conceptually misleading, and could even prove counter-productive for the practical application of water protection.
ID 15200
dauerhafte UFZ-Verlinkung http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=15200
Gawel, E. (2014):
Article 9 Water Framework Directive: Do we really need to calculate environmental and resource costs?
UFZ-Diskussionspapiere 13/2014
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig, 17 pp.