Implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Austria. Updating the Economic Analysis of Water Use

Based on the studies carried out in 2004 and 2014, the economic significance of water use (in accordance with Art. 5 and Annex III of the Water Framework Directive) in Austria will be analysed. In addition, new aspects will be addressed and conceptual considerations will be made for a future analysis. This concerns primarily the discussion of approaches for the assessment of environmental and resource costs as well as the assessment of the contributions of the individual sectors to the achievement of objectives. Furthermore, the areas of water consumption in winter tourism (snow-making systems) and hazards caused by contaminated sites will be discussed.