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

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Hanley, N and Colombo, S and Tinch, DR and Black, A and Aftab, A, 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. ISSN 0165-1587 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2006 Oxford University Press

DOI: doi:10.1093/eurrag/jbl019

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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Water Framework Directive; benefits transfer; choice experiments; non-point pollution; irrigation
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Environment and Resource Economics
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Tinch, DR (Dr Dugald Tinch)
ID Code:96858
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:66
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2014-11-25
Last Modified:2014-11-26
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