Economic values for Water Framework Directive

Scoping study on the economic (or non-market) valuation issues and the implementation of the WFD 2000/60EC for European Commission, January – October 2010. The objective of this study was to provide a review of the developments in science and economic valuation since the WATECO guidance.  This project looks specifically at how economic value evidence can be used to answer policy questions posted by various articles of the WFD. Scientific developments include better data on quality changes, ecosystems services approach and improvements in the use of GIS for economic valuation. The study report is available here.