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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT : ECONOMIC INSTRUMENTS TO SUPPORT WATER POLICY IN EUROPE

      Paving the way for research and future development
- Conference organized by Onema on 9th – 10th December 2009 in Paris

Background

While the first River Basin Management Plans and the programmes of measures required by the European Union (EU) Water Framework Directive (WFD) are being finalised, interest in economic instruments for water management is again on the rise throughout Europe. This in part can be explained by the need for new sources of financing. In addition, some countries are paying attention to innovative economic instruments as they search for more cost-effective water management options.

Objectives

To respond to such emerging challenges, ONEMA organises a European workshop entitled “Economic instruments to support water policy in Europe : Paving the way for research and future development”. The workshop will provide an opportunity for economists, practitioners, policy makers and researchers to dialogue on the potential for (new) economic instruments in the field of water. This will enhance our knowledge base on critical design and implementation issues (e.g. effectiveness and efficiency factors, expected social and economic impact, institutional requirements, etc.).

Agenda

The proposed agenda is a combination of a series of practical illustrations from the EU and non-EU specialists (from the US, Australia, South-Africa...) and of working sessions which aim at confronting policy demands with research solutions.

   Tradable permits, quotas and rights . The detailed workshop agenda presenting the list of outstanding European and non-European speakers that will participate to the event can be consulted on this website.

Specific attention will be given to :

  1. Innovative financing instruments for water management ;

  2. Incentive pricing ;

  3. Environmental taxes and charges ;

  4. Financial compensation for ecological damage or for environmental services ;

  5. Tradable permits, quotas and rights . The detailed workshop agenda presenting the list of outstanding European and non-European speakers that will participate in the event can be consulted on this website.

Proposed workshop agenda

      Workshop location and dates

The workshop will take place in Paris in France on December 9 & 10, 2009, at the following site :
- l’hôtel Holiday Inn Express– Canal de la Villette – 68 Quai de la Seine – 75019 Paris - France.
- Practical information
- Acces plan

      Accommodation / hôtels

Rooms have been pre-booked in the seminar hotel (Holiday Inn Express) for participants with a special price (around 130 Euros). But booking is under participant responsibility.
- Holiday Inn Express-Paris Canal de la Villette - 68 quai de la Seine - 75019 Paris. Tel : +33 1 44 65 97 93 Fax : +33 1 44 65 01 02 as.payart@hotels-res.com
- www.hiexpress.com/paris-canal
- http://www.onepointtv.com/holidayinn/

In order to help participants planning their stay in Paris, here is a of hotel close to the seminar hotel. The list is not exhaustive. Prices are indicative ; please check prices and facilities with the hotel. Various online hotel reservation services may help you too !
- For more options, please consult the official website of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau
- The list of hotel close to the seminar hotel is posted below

      Registration

Registration is closed. The report of the seminar will be available in January 2010

      For further information, to contact …

Sarah Hernandez,
sarah.hernandez@onema.fr
ONEMA - Evaluation économique et environnementale - Direction de l’Action Scientifique et Technique
Le Nadar, Hall C - 5 square Félix Nadar - 94300 Vincennes - France
Tel. +33 1 45 14 31 69 – Mob. +33 6 88 81 70 36

 
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