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Diffuse pollution, degraded waters : emerging policy solutions.

After decades of regulation and investment to reduce point source water pollution, OECD countries still face water quality challenges (e.g. eutrophication) from diffuse agricultural and urban sources of pollution, that is disperse pollution from surface runoff, soil filtration and atmospheric deposi...

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Corporate Author: OECD iLibrary.
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Paris : OECD, [2017]
Series:OECD studies on water.
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Access:Online version
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Summary:After decades of regulation and investment to reduce point source water pollution, OECD countries still face water quality challenges (e.g. eutrophication) from diffuse agricultural and urban sources of pollution, that is disperse pollution from surface runoff, soil filtration and atmospheric deposition. The relative lack of progress reflects the complexities of controlling multiple pollutants from multiple sources, their high spatial and temporal variability, associated transactions costs, and limited political acceptability of regulatory measures. This report outlines the water quality challenges facing OECD countries today, presents a range of policy instruments and innovative case studies of diffuse pollution control, and concludes with an integrated policy framework to tackle diffuse water pollution. An optimal approach will likely entail a mix of policy interventions reflecting the basic OECD principles of water quality management - pollution prevention, treatment at source, the polluter pays and beneficiary pays principles, equity, and policy coherence.
Physical Description:1 online resource (118 pages) : color illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9264269061
9789264269064
ISSN:2224-5081
Access:Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.