Governance of Water-Related Conflicts in Agriculture: New Directions in Agri-Environmental and Water Policies in the EU by F.M. BrouwerGovernance of Water-Related Conflicts in Agriculture: New Directions in Agri-Environmental and Water Policies in the EU by F.M. Brouwer

Governance of Water-Related Conflicts in Agriculture: New Directions in Agri-Environmental and…

EditorF.M. Brouwer, I. Heinz, T. Zabel

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The book contributes to a better understanding of the role such co-operation can play in complying cost-effectively with European environmental legislation, in particularly the EU Nitrates and Water Framework Directives, and in achieving a sustainable agriculture. The feasibility of meeting environmental standards by the application of voluntary agreements between farmers and water suppliers is analysed as a more economically efficient and environmentally effective means compared to applying alternative instruments like command-and-control and taxes. In addition, the potential of voluntary co-operative agreements for achieving a more flexible European Union water policy as well as for reforming the Common Agricultural Policy is assessed. The book will appeal to those researching and working in achieving a more sustainable water management and agricultural practices.
Title:Governance of Water-Related Conflicts in Agriculture: New Directions in Agri-Environmental and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0.01 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contributors. List of Abbreviations. Preface. Part I: Governance and Water-related Agri-environmental Policy. 1. Introduction. Floor Brouwer, Ingo Heinz & Thomas Zabel. 2. The concept of resource users' self-governance. Jan Willem van der Schans. Part II: Co-operative Agreements in the European Union. 3. Occurrence of co-operative agreements. Floor Brouwer. 4. Achievements of co-operative agreements. Kevin Andrews & Thomas Zabel. 5. Co-operative agreements versus other instruments. Ingo Heinz. Part III: Co-operative Agreements: Assessment at National Level. 6. Germany: Searching for strategies to provide pure water. Ingo Heinz. 7. France: Improved farming practices in water catchment areas. Emmanuel Soyeux. 8. The Netherlands: from compensation to legal constraints. Katrin Oltmer & Floor Brouwer. 9. United Kingdom: Financial and cultural constraints. Kevin Andrews. Part IV: Co-opertive agreements in the Broader Policy Framework. 10. Instruments that promote co-operative agreements. Ingo Heinz. 11. Water utility- farmer co-operation in the US. Stephen Gasteyer. 12. Co-operative agreements in the context of EU Policy. Floor Brouwer and Thomas Zabel. Index.

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From the reviews:"CAs are voluntary agreements negotiated between farmers and water suppliers . . This is a very empirical and concrete book, providing very useful documentation of the European experience with CAs since the 1990s. . For those working on water and environment issues in other parts of the world, notably the developing world, this book provides interesting insight into how the process of the internalisation of environmental concerns into national, regional and local water policy and practice is happening in Europe." (Peter P. Mollinga, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Vol. 45 (4), 2006)