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Thames Tideway Tunnel Benefits Update, August 2014 – November 2014

The purpose of this project is to review and update the economic evidence that supports the Business Case for the Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT).  The focus of the project is the estimated benefits of the TTT in terms of the reduction in the frequency of combined sewer overflows to the Thames Tideway and the consequent environmental and human health improvements. The updated benefit estimate will input to a final review of a Business Case that Defra is conducting in Autumn 2014 prior to the appointment of a private sector Infrastructure Provider in 2015 and the main construction work commencing in 2016.  This project will review the data, assumptions and analysis that informed the 2006 benefits estimates, which will include examining changes in general economic conditions and the populations that will benefit from the improvements of the TTT.

June 2013 - November 2013

As part of this study eftec are testing whether the water/wastewater company's (client's) proposed business plan for the period 2015-20 is satisfactory to customers, when assessed in terms of the service levels that will be delivered and the associated bill impact. The research applies quantitative customer research methods, such that the acceptability research results can be presented as a headline result – specifically the proportion (%) of customers judging the plan to be ‘acceptable’ – that can be demonstrated to be statistically robust and representative of the customer base. In this research we test a single Business Plan – company’s current draft plan – and test the acceptability of the plan overall and its individual components.

April 2013 - November 2013

In preparation for the 2014 periodic review, the water company (client) has commissioned this study to help understand the willingness to pay of their customers.  The study aims to assess which service areas domestic and non-domestic customer's value. A stated preference survey was used. This study estimated the value to customers - in monetary terms - of the impact of changes in water service levels; ensured that the values are appropriate for use in CBA; and built on work the outputs of recent UKWIR studies concerning the application of WTP studies and CBA.

February 2013 – June 2014

The aim of this study is to expand the customer valuation evidence that supports a water/wastewater company's prioritisation of investments to reduce the risk of sewer flooding. The study examines customer preferences in relation to the differing dimensions of sewer flooding incidents (type of property affected, location, severity and frequency) and alternative solutions for addressing sewer flooding (sewer construction and storage, sustainable surface water drainage, and property level solutions). The stated preference method is used to elicit these preferences.

February 2013 – August 2013

For the 2014 Price Review (PR14) Ofwat has set out an expectation that companies will test the acceptability of their proposed Business Plan with customers. The purpose of the Business Plan acceptability testing is therefore to understand whether the proposed plan for the period 2015-20 is satisfactory to customers, when assessed in terms of the service levels that will be delivered and the associated bill impact. The overall objectives are to engage customers in the shaping of the overall Business Plan; help establish the most acceptable combination of investments for customers; identify limits in acceptability and affordability in customers; and support the water/wastewater company (client) in demonstrating it has a customer mandate to take forward its proposed Business Plan. The stated preference method is used in this study.

February 2013 – May 2013

For PR14 eftec's water/wastewater client is required to demonstrate that the impacts on customers and the environment associated with proposed investments are worthwhile and represent value for money, when appraised in a CBA. Underpinning CBA are the societal valuations for changes to service levels provided to customers. The objective of the Water Resources Stage 2 research is to (i) estimate relative values for different water use restrictions and (ii) establish valuations for different water resource planning options. The study outputs enables the water/wastewater company to address a series of key questions in the development of the WRMP, in terms of customer preferences concerning the combination and frequency of different types of water use restriction (levels of service), and how customers perceive alternative options; i.e. is a ‘premium’ assigned to options such as leakage reduction over and above the security of supply benefits provided.

January 2013 - April 2013

This study aims to implement an updated version of the Stage 1 stated preference survey. It develops a set of customer/social values to input into APS, the optimisation system that performs the cost-benefit analysis and investment planning that will support the development of a water/wastewater company's PR14 Business Plan. The research covers both domestic (household) and non-domestic (business) customers.

Food Standards Agency, January 2013 - June 2013

The aim of this study is to chart a path towards better evidenced decisions on food safety investment and regulation by researching and recommending an approach to estimation of a set of WTP/WTA (Willingness to Pay/Willingness to Accept) estimates related to changes in food safety risks. The output of this project is a final report of research finding and recommendations with a standalone summary and slide pack of key research findings and recommendations.

July 2012 – December 2012

The aim of this study is to design, test, implement and undertake analysis of stated preference (SP) surveys that elicits household and business customer preferences for water resource planning investments and sewer flooding investments. Results from the study aim to inform a water/wastewater company’s investment planning for the next round of price setting in the water industry in 2014. The outputs of this project are a series of reports on the valuations to be delivered and their usage in the Asset Plus and Water Resource Planning Tools, the quantitative survey design specification, and the pilot and main surveys methodologies.

a water company, March – December 2012

The aim of this study is to design, test, implement and undertake analysis of a stated preference (SP) survey that elicits household and business customer preferences for changes in water, wastewater and environmental service levels. Results from the study will inform the water company’s investment planning for the next round of price setting in the water industry in 2014.

a water company, March – August 2012

This study reviewed the visitor surveys that are currently carried out by the water company at its reservoir sites across Wales. It provides a template visitor survey for collecting revealed preference data for estimating recreation benefits, plus recommendations for survey sampling and use of survey results.

Heritage Lottery Fund, February – May 2012

HLF funds a wide array of projects including museums & galleries, archives & libraries, historic, industrial, maritime and transport heritage; countryside, biodiversity and nature conservation projects, green spaces, oral histories and projects associated with community cultures and memories. This scoping study will learn from the previous evaluations of HLF funding, other similar funds or related heritage assets, define the economic value of HLF and plan a research approach that will estimate this value in quantitative terms.

a water and wastewater company, January – September 2012

The aim of this study is to design, test, implement and undertake analysis of a stated preference (SP) survey that elicits household and business customer preferences for changes in water, wastewater and environmental service levels. Results from the study will inform the company’s investment planning for the next round of price setting in the water industry in 2014.

Environment Agency for England and Wales, October – December 2011

The purpose of this study is to review of the application of the Benefits Assessment Guidance (BAG) for valuing the environmental and social impacts of water company water resource management schemes and plans. The review produces updated guidance that incorporates good practice principles from Defra’s value transfer guidelines, and forms part of the supporting documentation for the Environment Agency’s revised Water Resource Management Planning Guidelines in 2012.

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), September – December 2011

This study examines the impacts of the creation of managed washlands using open spaces in Dagenham. The study will assess the production of multiple benefits from reduced flood risk and amenity of provision of accessible natural green space. The study is led by Renegeris consulting and eftec provided advice on the issues examined in the study and a review of its outputs.

a water and wastewater company, August – December 2011

This study represents part of the first phase of the company's customer engagement research for the 2014 water industry price review. The aim is to design, test, implement and undertake analysis of a stated preference (SP) survey that elicits household and business customer preferences for changes in water, wastewater and environmental service levels. The study includes a series of split sample tests designed to improve the application of SP surveys by the company, including testing alternative administration formats (in-person interviews versus online survey) and the effect on customer preferences of already confirmed future improvements in service and consequential bill increases.

Pew Trust Global Ocean Legacy, August – September 2011

This work aims to identify economic arguments to support the potential designation of a marine protected area (MPA) in the waters of the Pitcairn Islands, which are a UK Overseas Territory. A first stage scoped the likely data availability for the main current and potential economic activities affected by MPA designation in relation to Pitcairn and relevant comparator remote island economies.

Department of Environment, Northern Ireland Environmental Agency, July – October 2011

The study aims to estimate the economic and social value of the NI historic environment. This value evidence can then be used to build a business case for the protection and sustainable use of the historic environment. It can also be used in long term strategic planning in order to explore new ways to utilise the value of these assets. The study undertakes a survey of heritage sites and organisations and illustrate the valuation process in case studies as well as in an NI-wide analysis.

The Crown Estate, June – November 2011

This study is possibly the first attempt to formally analyse the potential for biodiversity offsets to be used in the marine environment. It brings together knowledge of marine ecology, offsets practices and equivalence, marine planning and policy and offsets instrument design.

Forestry Commission, March – June 2011

The objective of this study is to review existing evidence on the value of ecosystem services provided by forests in England, Scotland and Wales. This includes: (i) reviewing estimated values for the economic, social and environmental benefits produced by Britain’s forests from existing literature and to categorise these values according to the ecosystem services framework; (ii) identifying gaps in the existing evidence base and recommending future research priorities to demonstrate the ecosystem service value of woodlands across the UK; (iii) highlight key challenges and uncertainties that could arise in the valuation of ecosystem services and suggest how these could be addressed; and (iv) considering practical market opportunities for forest ecosystem services and their potential scale, using case studies where possible.
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