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Incentives in Water Quality Management

France and the Ruhr Area, 1st Edition

By Blair T. Bower, Rémi Barré, Jochen Kühner, Clifford S. Russell


301 pages

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Incentives in Water Quality Management explores the role of effluent charges in France and the Ruhr area of the federal republic of Germany by delving into both regulatory and economic systems that are utilised in the water quality management of these two areas. Originally published in 1981, these studies place an emphasis on the necessity of legislation in effective water quality management whilst attempting to create a complete picture of the water quality management systems in place in France and the Ruhr area. This title will be of interest to students of Environmental Studies.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I: Introduction; 1. Effluent Charges and Other Water Implementation Incentives in Water Quality Management: An Overview; Part 2: Water Management in France, with Special Emphasis on Water Quality Management and Effluent Charges; 2. Principles, Policies, and General Organization for Water Management 3. Elaboration and Implementation of Water Policy at the National Level 4. Authorization Procedures with Respect to Wastewater Discharges and Water Intakes 5. The Basin Agencies 6. The Basin Agencies and the Water Quality Objectives Policy; Section 2; 7. The Legal Basis for the Effluent Charge System. Monetary Flows in Relation to Effluents, and a First Assessment of the System 8. Structure and Computation of Water Intake Charges and Effluent Charges 9. How the Levels of the Effluent Charges are Set 10. The Incentive Power of the Effluent Charge 11. From a Redistributive to an Incentive Charge System: A Long-Term Strategy to Enforce Regulations; Part 3: Water Quality Management in the Ruhr Area of the Federal Republic of Germany with Special Emphasis on Charge Systems; 12. Introduction 13. Water Quality Management in the Area of th Ruhrverband/Ruhrtalsperrenverien in the State of Nordhrhein- Westfalen 14. Computation of Ruhrverband and Ruhrtalsperrenverein Charges 15. Some Insights into the Lippeverband 16. Conclusions: The Role of Effluent Charges in the Genossenschaften Area

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SCIENCE / Environmental Science