Title
Analysing the agricultural costs and non-market benefits of implementing the Water Framework Directive
Description
Implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) represents a fundamental change in the management of water in Europe with a requirement that member states ensure ‘good ecological status’ for all water bodies by 2015. Agriculture is expected to bear a major share of WFD implementation costs as it is compelled to reduce the emission of diffuse water pollutants. The research outlined here comprises interdisciplinary modelling of agricultural land use, hydrology and consequent water quality effects to consider both agricultural costs and the non-market recreational use (and potentially non-use) values that implementation of the Directive may generate. A theme throughout the research is the spatial distribution of the costs and benefits of WFD implementation, which is addressed through the use of GIS techniques in the modelling of agricultural land use, the integration of land use and hydrological models, and the estimation, aggregation and transfer of the economic value of the benefits.
URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1477-9552.2006.00049.x
URL Description
Article abstract
Language
English
Author
Ian Julian Bateman
Author
Brett H. Day
Author
Mervyn Lewis
Author
Michael Hutchins
Author
Andrew A. Lovett
Author
Amelie Deflandre
Author
Stavros Georgiou
Author
Helen Davies
Author
Salvatore Di Falco
Author
Dan Rigby
Author
Andrew P. Jones
Author
Paulette Posen
Author
Colin Neal
Author
R. Kerry Turner
Author
David Hadley
Author
Roy Brouwer
Author
Graham Leeks
Author
David Kay

benefits transfer; GIS; non-point pollution; Water Framework Directive; agriculture; pollution; water quality; agricultural runoff

Notes
PDF available to download from CSERGE website
Volume number
57
Issue number
2
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISSN
0021-857X
Copyright URL
http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406241.html
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing
Date of publication
01 July 2006
Number of pages
17
Page reference
221-237
Place of publication
Oxford
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Postprint
Title of journal
Journal of agricultural economics
Harvard
Bateman, Ian Julian et al (2006) Analysing the agricultural costs and non-market benefits of implementing the Water Framework Directive. Journal of agricultural economics. 57 (2), pp. 221-237 Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Vancouver
Bateman Ian Julian et al. Analysing the agricultural costs and non-market benefits of implementing the Water Framework Directive. Journal of agricultural economics 2006; 57 (2): 221-237.