The Transferability of Economic Instruments to Mitigate Drought or Other Water Scarcity Impacts

Economic instruments are varied, and their uptake differs depending on the legal, social, economic and environmental context under consideration. In some contexts pricing and public subsidization form a basis for mitigating impacts, while in others private risk-mitigation arrangements such as insurance and water trade are used. Often all of these are present as a broad-spectrum approach to the issues involved. In this discussion, examples of these instruments will be provided together with...

From Finland to Singapore, water charging all along

The working paper “Incremental water charging in agriculture - a case study in the Regione Emilia Romagna (Italy)” was presented in the Society for Risk Analysis World Congress (19/07/2015 -23/07/2015) held in Singapore and in the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) 21st Annual Conference (24/06/2015 - 27/06/2015) held in Helsinki (Finland). The paper is a proof of concept that integrates the revealed preference model used in WATER INCENT with a general equi...