Daryl Burdon D.Burdon@hull.ac.uk
An initial economic evaluation of water quality improvements in the Randers Fjord, Denmark
Burdon, Daryl; Atkins, Jonathan P.
Professor Jonathan Atkins J.P.Atkins@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Economics
Eutrophication of estuarine and coastal waters has only been recognised as a potential problem since the early 1980s. This problem is being addressed by the European Union through the implementation of recent water quality legislation, which also calls for an economic analysis relating to its implementation. This paper examines the benefits and costs of reduced eutrophication of the Randers Fjord in Denmark, with a primary focus on assessing individual preferences for water quality improvements, using a contingent valuation survey approach. Initial findings of the survey are presented that offer support for funding an action plan to improve the ecological status of the Randers Fjord, as required by the Water Framework Directive. The paper highlights the considerable costs required to abate nutrient emissions into the Fjord, but identifies a need for greater cost evidence at the catchment level. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||May 4, 2006|
|Journal||MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Burdon, D., & Atkins, J. P. (2006). An initial economic evaluation of water quality improvements in the Randers Fjord, Denmark. Marine pollution bulletin, 53(1-4), 195-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2005.09.024|
|Keywords||Eutrophication; Nutrients; Economic evaluation; Contingent valuation; Randers Fjord|
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