publication . Research . 2009

Policy Instruments for Irigation Water Management: Flat Pricing, Volumetric Pricing and Quota Regulations

Pinheiro, António C.; Saraiva, João Paulo;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Country: Portugal
In the fifty years since the foundation of the European Community, Europe has evolved in many fields. From being exclusively concerned with economic integration – reflected by policies to increase agricultural productivity and improvement of intra-communitarian trade –, nowadays, the European Union is gradually advancing towards a political integration, in the direction of common environmental values and towards the sustainability of natural resources. While in the Treaties of the European Community of Steel and Coal (1952) and Rome (1957) there is no direct reference to environmental issues, since the Treaty of Amsterdam this problematic issue has been a centra...
free text keywords: Water Framework Directive; Flat Pricing; Volumetric Pricing; Multi-Objective Programming; Goal Programming; Water Management
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