Institute for Economic
and Environmental Policy

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Water is the substantial part of all ecosystems and it is crucial for survival of species. It is also a scarce resource surrounded with many debates about its value, price and allocation mechanisms. At many places worldwide, water has been declared a public good and it is administrated by public organizations. Different economic theories deal with social implications of this governance arrangement. Thus the field of water allocation is not only the domain of hydrologists or biologists but also economists.

IEEP focus on the institutional, economic and political consequences of different water governance schemes. Flood risk management and damage mitigation represents the specific sub-field of interest. We also deal with analyses of institutional reforms and participatory approaches in relation to the Water Framework Directive implementation.




LAND4FLOOD: Natural Flood Retention on Private Land

How to encourage land owners to realize or cooperate in realization of natural water retention measures for the flood damage reduction?  More

STRIMAII: Saxon-Czech Flood Risk Management II

Analysis of tools and measures for the flood damage mitigation on buildings, infrastructure and in the countryside.  More

DeMaRisk: Individual and Organizational Decision-making in Environmental Risk Reduction: Determinants, Motivations and Efficiency

What factors influence the preparedness of individuals and organizations to effectively cope with natural disasters?   More

CrossFlood: Cross Border Flood Risk Management

The support of the European-wide networking with the topic of flood damage management.   More

Evaluation of the Cost Proportionality of Reaching the Good Water Status

The proposal of the process of the justification of the cost disproportionality exemption for the purpose of Water Framework Directive goals fulfillment.  More

Economic Analysis of the Euthrophication Problem at Orlik Reservoir

Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness combination of measures in the river basin scale for the euthrophication reduction in the large dam Orlik.  More

SE CLIMATE: A Socio-economic Analysis of ClimateChange Impact within the Context of Water Management in the Czech Republic

Design and evaluation of the economic instruments for the effective water allocation in the Czech Republic (under the condition of inreasing scarcity of water)  More

Socio-economic Analysis of the Territories Chosen for the Future Accumulation of Surface Water

How could socioeconomic indicators influence the decision-making about the appropriateness of the regulation limiting the development of municipalities because of possible future dam construction?   More

EcoEval: Economic Development Based on the Environmental Evaluation in the German–Czech Border Region

Into what extent the ecological quality and aesthetical beauty of rivers affects the tourism potential?  More

Municipal Consensus Building in Flash Flood Mangement

Research on initiatives, measures and problems faced by Mayors of small municipalities being regularly affected by flash floods.  More

Damages Caused by Natural Disasters

Economic analysis of flood damages and public flood expenditures on disastrous floods in 1997 and 2002.   More