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Title: Implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Italy: state of the art and selected research issues
Authors: Viaggi, D.
Raggi, M.
Sardonini, L.
Ronchi, D.
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: The Water Framework Directive (WFD) was implemented rather late in Italy. The actual implementation took place in 2006 with decree 152/2006 but the Directive was not completely effective until the beginning of 2009, when law 13/2009 provided for the implementation of river basin plans by basin authorities. The objective of this paper is to describe the implementation of the WFD in Italy and to discuss selected policy and research issues. The paper begins with an introduction highlighting the specificities of Italy in terms of water management. With regard to implementation, the general administrative setting, as well as the interpretation of WFD categories related to economic evaluations will be illustrated. Two major issues of particularly high relevance in the present debate are then discussed: a) the evaluation of environmental and resource costs; and b) water regulation in agriculture.
Sponsorship: Department of Agricultural Economics and Engineering, University of Bologna (Italy). Department of Statistics, University of Bologna (Italy).
Series/Report no.: Special Issue Water Framework Directive;1
Keywords: Environmental and resource costs
WFD
Italy
Choice experiments
Water-related measures
Agriculture
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/21653
ISSN: 1699-3063
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Viaggi, D. ; Raggi, M. ; Sardonini, L. ; Ronchi, D. Implementation of the water framework directive in Italy: state of the art and selected research issues. En: Ambientalia. 2010-2011. [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/21653]
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