Special Issue "Water Policy"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2011)
Prof. Dr. Davide Viaggi
University of Bologna, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Viale Fanin, 50, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: agricultural policy evaluation; water policy; environmental impact assessment and resource economics; evaluation of technical change and innovation in agriculture and food; farm investment behaviour; land markets
Water policies can be intended as mechanisms arranged to reach explicit goals, mainly by public bodies in charge of water management. Water policies play a major role as determinant of water use and resource management. As they determine the interplay between resource availability and deliberate human action, they are also central in the debate about water use.
This special issue aims to encourage dialogue between researchers, policy makers and practitioners on the issue of improvement of water policy and related management practices, through an interdisciplinary perspective including in particular economics, political science and social sciences. In this framework, high quality papers illustrating original research about the following issues are sought:
- Experiences and open issues with recent regional policy approaches (e.g. water framework directive in EU countries).
- Innovative policy instruments and mechanisms (water markets, auctions, pricing mechanisms).
- Ex-post and ex ante policy evaluation approaches, methods and tools, and their application to cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis of water policy measures.
- Coordination between water policy and specific sector policies (e.g. agriculture, energy).
- Water policy in the context of drought and climate change management, adaptation and response.
- Water policy and wider economic and social issues (global economic networks, health, food security).
- Water policy and institutional settings.
Dr. Davide Viaggi
- policy design
- policy instruments
- water markets
- water framework directive
- policy evaluation
Article: Managing Water Supply through Joint Regional Municipal Authorities in Finland: Two Comparative Cases
Water 2011, 3(2), 667-681; doi:10.3390/w3020667
Received: 16 May 2011; in revised form: 23 May 2011 / Accepted: 2 June 2011 / Published: 15 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (257 KB)
Water 2011, 3(2), 682-701; doi:10.3390/w3020682
Received: 4 May 2011; in revised form: 9 June 2011 / Accepted: 14 June 2011 / Published: 20 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (447 KB)
Article: Participatory Approach for Integrated Basin Planning with Focus on Disaster Risk Reduction: The Case of the Limpopo River
Water 2011, 3(3), 737-763; doi:10.3390/w3030737
Received: 15 April 2011; in revised form: 4 May 2011 / Accepted: 22 May 2011 / Published: 29 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (4076 KB)
Water 2011, 3(3), 906-922; doi:10.3390/w3030906
Received: 23 May 2011; in revised form: 23 August 2011 / Accepted: 30 August 2011 / Published: 19 September 2011| Download PDF Full-text (292 KB)
Article: The Importance of Institutional Asymmetries to the Development of Binational Aquifer Assessment Programs: The Arizona-Sonora Experience
Water 2011, 3(3), 949-963; doi:10.3390/w3030949
Received: 31 May 2011; in revised form: 31 August 2011 / Accepted: 9 September 2011 / Published: 23 September 2011| Download PDF Full-text (4020 KB)
Article: Profitability of Nitrification Inhibitors for Abatement of Nitrate Leaching on a Representative Dairy Farm in the Waikato Region of New Zealand
Water 2011, 3(4), 1031-1049; doi:10.3390/w3041031
Received: 11 August 2011; in revised form: 21 October 2011 / Accepted: 1 November 2011 / Published: 11 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (349 KB)
Water 2011, 3(4), 1174-1196; doi:10.3390/w3041174
Received: 10 March 2011; in revised form: 9 July 2011 / Accepted: 9 December 2011 / Published: 16 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (443 KB)
Last update: 5 March 2014