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Estimating the benefits of water quality improvements under the Water Framework Directive : are benefits transferable ?

Hanley, N. and Colombo, S. and Tinch, D. and Black, A. and Aftab, A. (2006) 'Estimating the benefits of water quality improvements under the Water Framework Directive : are benefits transferable ?', European review of agricultural economics., 33 (3). pp. 391-413.

Abstract

The Water Framework Directive sets an objective of ‘Good Ecological Status’ for water bodies across the EU. Non-point pollution from agriculture is a major reason for the failure of rivers in the UK to meet this target. In this paper, we use choice experiment methodology to test the transferability of benefit estimates of water quality improvements for two small catchments where agricultural-source non-point pollution and irrigation water abstraction are the main threats to ecological status. We also investigate the most appropriate techniques to apply to transfer testing, including allowing for correlation between preferences for environmental attributes, and testing for acceptable differences between transferred and original values.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Water Framework Directive, Benefits transfer, Choice experiments, Non-point pollution, Irrigation.
Full text:Full text not available from this repository.
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurrag/jbl019
Record Created:16 Jul 2007
Last Modified:12 Feb 2010 21:45

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