Venice - November 28th - 29th, 2013
Introduction & background
The last of the series of conference organised by the EPI-WATER consortium (see www.epi-water.eu) aims at conveying the results and recommendations produced throughout the project to a wider academic and policy audience. It also sets to initiate a cross-sector discussion about the prospects, pitfalls challenges and future research needs related to the application of economic (market-based) policy instruments in other environmental fields (such as climate adaptation and biodiversity protection).
EPI-WATER (Evaluating Economic Policy Instrument for Sustainable Water Management in Europe) is a FP7 funded project (01.2011-12.2013) set to analyse the performance of economic policy instruments in Europe and beyond, and produce recommendation for a better exploitation of the potential of these instruments for achieving the EU environmental objectives.
Scope: The final conference is one of the last events organised by the EPI-WATER consortium in the second half of 2013, aimed at conveying the results and recommendations produced throughout the project to a wider academic and policy audience.
Intended audience: The conference is dedicated to policy makers, professionals and researchers interested in environmental (especially water) economics and policies.