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Title (Primary) Economic requirements and instruments for sustainable urban water management – comparative review
Title (Secondary) Urban water management for future cities : technical and institutional aspects from Chinese and German perspective
Author Gawel, E.; Bedtke, N.;
Publisher Köster, S.; Reese, M.; Zuo, J.;
Journal Future City
Year 2019
Department OEKON;
Volume Vol. 12
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T13;
UFZ inventory Leipzig, Bibliothek, Hauptlesesaal, 00529587, 19-0050 DK: 628.1 : 32 Urb
Abstract Sustainable water management is still one of the major challenges of our times, and economic instruments may significantly contribute to a transition towards sustainability in water management. This chapter provides an overview on the current state of the implementation of sustainable water management in Germany. After introducing environmental policy instruments with a special focus on water pricing, the chapter gives an overview of topical challenges in Germany by looking in particular at the design of key policy instruments and the related need for reforms. The following points will be taken into consideration: contradictory requirements of water pricing, deficiencies of current tariffs against the background of changing demand structures, the role of environmental regulatory charges and the importance of a pending urban water sector transition. It will be shown that Germany’s water management is far from being completely “sustainable” – despite all the successes achieved to date.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=21405
Gawel, E., Bedtke, N. (2019):
Economic requirements and instruments for sustainable urban water management – comparative review
In: Köster, S., Reese, M., Zuo, J. (eds.)
Urban water management for future cities : technical and institutional aspects from Chinese and German perspective
Future City Vol. 12
Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 445 - 458