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Water prices in Europe need to rise substantially to encourage more sustainable water consumption

Biswas, Asit and Kirchherr, Julian (2012) Water prices in Europe need to rise substantially to encourage more sustainable water consumption. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (31 Oct 2012). Website.

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Abstract

Water usage across Europe varies widely, but it is clear that we are using too much to be sustainable in the long-term. But how can Europe’s policy-makers encourage more sustainable water consumption patterns? Citing the examples of Hungary and Germany, Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr call upon European policy-makers to drastically increase water prices. They argue that while consumer education campaigns play a role in altering water consumption patterns, incentive pricing would be the only instantaneously effective policy tool.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 15:48
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2020 00:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50167

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