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Coping with Water Deficiency: From Research to Policymaking / Edition 1

Coping with Water Deficiency: From Research to Policymaking / Edition 1

by Phoebe Koundouri


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402066146
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Series: Environment & Policy , #48
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 243
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Phoebe Koundouri is a Senior Lecturer at DIEES (Department of International and European Economic Studies) Athens University of Economics and Business, since 2005. She holds a BA from the University of Leicester (1994) and an MPhil (1995), MSc (1996) and PhD (2000) in Economics from the University of Cambridge (UK). During 1997-2005, she has held academic positions at the Economics Departments of the University of Cambridge, London Business School, University College London, and University of Reading. She has published eight books and more than eighty articles in edited volumes and academic journals (including leading journals such as: The American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Economic Policy, Water Resources Research, etc.) mainly in the field of environmental, resource and agricultural economics, as well as in the field of applied econometrics. She is currently an associate editor of the academic journals Environment and Development Economics and economics, while she has acted as a referee for many academic journals, book publishers and research funding foundations. She has coordinated a number of research projects and has been a consultant to the European Commission, the World Bank, OECD, UN, as well as many other international and national organizations and governments of developed and developing countries. She has given public and academic lecturers all over the world and organized a number of international conferences (mainly in field of water resources economics and management).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     vii
Contributors     xi
Introduction   Phoebe Koundouri   Yiannis Kountouris   Kyriaki Remoundou     1
Results from the ARID Cluster and other European Research Projects
Water Management on Mediterranean Islands: Pressure, Recommended Policy and Management Options   Antonia A. Donta   Manfred A. Lange$dthe MEDIS consortium     11
The Range of Existing Circumstances in the WaterStrategyMan Case Studies   Bernard Barraque   Christos Karavitis   Pipina Katsiardi     45
Landscape Sensitivity, Resilience and Sustainable Watershed Management   James McGlade   Brian S. McIntosh   Paul Jeffrey     113
Using Economic Valuation Techniques to Inform Water Resources Management in the Southern European, Mediterranean and Developing Countries: A Survey and Critical Appraisal of Available Techniques   Ekin Birol   Phoebe Koundouri   Yiannis Kountouris     135
The Case for Declining Long-Term Discount Rates in the Evaluation of Flood-Defence Investments   Phoebe Koundouri     157
Models and Decisions Support Systems for Participatory Decision Making in Integrated Water Resource Management   Carlo Giupponi   Alessandra Sgobbi     165
Results From the DevelopingWorld
Evaluating the Institution-Impact Interactions in the Context of Millennium Development Goals: Analytical Framework with Empirical Results   R. Maria Saleth   Ariel Dinar   Susanne Neubert     189
Resource Pricing and Poverty Alleviation: The Case of Block Tariffs for Water in Beijing   Ben Groom   Xiaoying Liu   Tim Swanson   Shiqiu Zhang     213
Index     239

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