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Title (Primary) Cost recovery and water pricing in water services and water uses in Germany
Author Reese, M.;
Journal Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law
Year 2013
Department UPR;
Volume 10
Issue 4
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
UFZ wide themes ru6
Abstract Article 9 of the Water Framework Directive requires Member States to take account of the cost recovery principle with regard to “water services” and to provide, by water pricing policies, adequate economic incentives for an efficient and environmentally sound water usage. This contribution exposes the interpretation and implementation of Article 9 WFD in Germany. It shows that a stringent cost recovery approach is applied to classic water supply and that an incentivizing pricing instrument is implemented by most German States in the form of a water abstraction levy. However, this levy is not applied in all Stats and those applying it are making considerable exemptions for important water using industries. It is concluded that this is barely in line with Article 9 WFD.
ID 15692
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=15692
Reese, M. (2013):
Cost recovery and water pricing in water services and water uses in Germany
JEEPL 10 (4), 355 - 377