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Water Quality Trading Systems: An Integrated Economic Analysis of Theoretical and Practical Approaches

Keudel, Marianne (2007) Water Quality Trading Systems: An Integrated Economic Analysis of Theoretical and Practical Approaches. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.

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      Abstract

      Permit trading systems are often the centre of current interest and activity in the creation of market-based environmental instruments as it is assumed that these systems can offer significant advantages over conventional approaches to pollution control. Economic investigation of permit trading systems often focuses on case studies for air pollution control. Such permit trading systems also exist (in theory and practice) for water pollution control, in form of water quality trading systems. The fact that pressure is being put on the quality of water resources in many countries resulting in serious problems means that there is a need to analyse the application of this instrument to control water pollution of rivers in more detail in order to identify its potential. Scientific work on water quality trading systems is rare. This is the starting point for this study. It tries to fill the gap in the literature in several respects. Firstly, a comprehensive analysis shows the particularities of the application of permit trading systems to water, and to rivers, in particular. Ecological and economic criteria are redefined with respect to the specific characteristics of rivers. A comprehensive and standardised evaluation system is developed that allows a comparable examination of the trading systems. Secondly, this study evaluates existing theoretical and practical approaches of water quality trading systems with respect to these same developed criteria. For the first time, an integrated, comprehensive and comparable analysis of different trading systems applies. Thirdly, results of the evaluations are consolidated by linking theoretical and practical approaches.

      Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
      Creators:
      CreatorsEmail
      Keudel, Mariannemarianne.keudel@kfw.de
      URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-20496
      Subjects: Economics
      Uncontrolled Keywords:
      KeywordsLanguage
      Zertifikatehandel , Gewässerschutz , marktbasierte Instrumente , Nährstoffhandel , EmissionshandelGerman
      water quality trading , permit trading , nutrient trading , water quality , market-based instrumentsEnglish
      Faculty: Wirtschafts- u. Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
      Divisions: Wirtschafts- u. Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät > Wirtschaftspolitisches Seminar
      Language: English
      Date: 2007
      Date Type: Completion
      Date of oral exam: 03 June 2007
      Full Text Status: Public
      Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2007 08:12:57
      Referee
      NameAcademic Title
      Donges, Juergen B.Prof. Dr.
      URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/2049

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