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Cost Recovery for Water Services and the Polluter Pays Principle

Howarth, William (2009) Cost Recovery for Water Services and the Polluter Pays Principle. ERA Forum (the Journal of the Academy of European Law), 10 (4). pp. 565-587. ISSN 1612-3093. (doi:10.1007/s12027-009-0134-3) (KAR id:23840)

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Abstract

This paper considers the general rationale for cost recovery pricing in respect

of water services and examines the specific provision that is made for this,

and related obligations, in Article 9 of the European Community Water

Framework Directive. Despite guidance drawn from the Common

Implementation Strategy, uncertainties remain, particularly with regard to the

need to recover environmental and resource costs and how account should

be taken of the polluter pays principle. Given the intractable character of

these difficulties, it is suggested that the some of the practical outcomes and

environmental benefits of implementation are speculative.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s12027-009-0134-3
Uncontrolled keywords: European Community Water Framework Directive; Cost Recovery for Water Services; Environmental and Resource Costs; Polluter Pays Principle.
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Sarah Slowe
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2010 11:24 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23840 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Howarth, William: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4678-3907
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