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The Impact Of The Implementation Of Selected EU Water Directives On Households’ Sustainable Consumption In Poland

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010501

Volume

46

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,025 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

J. Berbeka & K. Berbeka

Abstract

The impact of the implementation of selected EU water directives on households' sustainable consumption in Poland J. Berbeka*,K. Berbeka* Department of Consumption Research * Department of Industrial and Environmental Policy Cracow University of Economics, Poland Abstract The paper presents a prognosis of the consequences for Polish households as a result of the transposition and implementation of two EU directives: on urban wastewater treatment (91/271/EEC) and on the quality of drinking water (98/83/EC). The existing estimates of implementation costs for the analyzed directives were used to estimate this impact. The analysis of average water consumption per capita in Polish households in the period 1990-1999 was conducted. In the next step the analysis of the current burden on households due to water and wastewater charges was carried out. Next, using the prognosis of increase in real incomes of the population and demand reactions for price changes as

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