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  • 1-June-2001

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    Valuation of Biodiversity Benefits: Selected Studies

    This Handbook describes the types of values usually associated with biodiversity.

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  • 1-October-1999

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    Handbook of Incentive Measures for Biodiversity: Design and Implementation

    Governments need to implement appropriate policies to ensure both the private and the public goods values of biological diversity are realised. Unless the users of biological resources are given incentives to sustainably use these resources, valu...

  • 1-August-1999

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    The Price of Water - Trends In OECD Countries

    The price of water is a key determinant of both the economic efficiency and the environmental effectiveness of water services. This book reviews current practices and recent trends in water pricing practises for the household, agriculture, and in...

  • 5-May-1999

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    Agricultural Water Pricing In OECD Countries

    Adequate water pricing in the agricultural sector is a key factor in maintaining the operational capacity of water supply systems. Making irrigators pay for the costs they impose on public and private suppliers contributes to restraining short-term water demands.

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  • 5-May-1999

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    Household Water Pricing In OECD Countries

    The objectives of this report are two-fold: to update inventory information about existing water price levels and structures in households in as many OECD countries as possible; and to generate comparative interpretations of that data.

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  • 3-May-1999

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    Industrial Water Pricing In OECD Countries

    The main objectives of this report are: - to update inventory information about industrial water prices in OECD countries; and - to generate comparative interpretations of that data, using an appropriate analytical framework. The report is org...

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  • 15-January-1998

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    Water Subsidies and the Environment

    This paper on water subsidies and their environmental implications is prepared in the context of current OECD work on the more general relationship between subsidies and the environment. One of the main aims of this latter work is to identify sub...

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  • 1-June-1996

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    Saving Biological Diversity: Economic Incentives

    The earth's biological diversity, or "biodiversity" in its widest sense is synonymous with "life on earth." Its loss has become an international concern in recent years and has led to the rapid ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversi...

  • 31-March-1989

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    Recommendation of the Council on Water Resource Management Policies: Integration, Demand Management, and Groundwater Protection [C(89)12/FINAL]

    Recommends that Member countries review their existing institutional arrangements, comprising administrative, legal and economic systems, in the field of water resources with the view to improving the integrated management of their water resource policies.

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  • 5-April-1978

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    Recommendation of the Council on Water Management Policies and Instruments [C(78)4/FINAL]

    Recommends that Member countries in their national and, where possible, their international water management policies take into account the water resources, both surface (lakes, rivers, estuaries and coastal waters) and underground.

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