Project duration: 05/2011- 07/2012
Client: Blue Plan Regional Activity Center UN
Team leader: Sanja Tišma, PhD
The main objective of the study is to bring political and economic analysis into Croatian water policy, discuss the potentials of (i) approaches deployed within a “political economy” framework, (ii) cost-effectiveness analysis for actions prioritizing within water policies.
The Croatian study focuses on 4 topics:
- Broad water quality analysis with a perspective based on political science, economy and critical history
- Water and sanitation services, analyzing their sustainability
- Projects evaluation: cost-efficiency analysis
- Risks analysis: for instance, consider the impacts and costs of potential major industrial accidents leading to significant water pollution, health and/or environmental implications.
The study shall propose a cost-effectiveness analysis of different actions, by defining their financial costs (investment costs, operation and maintenance costs) and also, when possible, their economic, social and environmental externalities.