Toward Improved Water Quality Management in Central and Eastern Europe

Scheierling SM (1996). Toward Improved Water Quality Management in Central and Eastern Europe. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-96-107

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Abstract

Water quality management has become a core environmental issue in the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Based on illustrative examples, this article outlines the state of water quality in the pre-transition period and analyses the impacts of the transition process on water quality. It also assesses the current reform efforts in water quality management and identifies issues which need to be addressed in the short- and longer-term for sustaining or extending water quality improvements. The focus is on five CEE countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Other countries in the region, which may have followed a different transition path, are likely to face similar challenges in water quality management in the near future.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Management Coordination and Development (MCD)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:07
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 01:15
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/4920

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