Governance of Water-related Conflicts in Agriculture

New Directions in Agri-environmental and Water Policies in the EU

  • Floor Brouwer
  • Ingo Heinz
  • Thomas Zabel

Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Governance and Water-related Agri-environmental Policy

    1. Floor Brouwer, Ingo Heinz, Thomas Zabel
      Pages 1-5
    2. Jan Willem van der Schans
      Pages 7-21
  3. Co-operative Agreements in the European Union

    1. Floor Brouwer
      Pages 23-43
    2. Kevin Andrews, Thomas Zabel
      Pages 45-65
  4. Co-operative Agreements: Assessment at National Level

  5. Co-operative Agreements in the Broader Policy Framework

    1. Stephen Gasteyer
      Pages 181-205
    2. Floor Brouwer, Thomas Zabel
      Pages 207-215
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-225

About this book


This book deals with voluntary approaches between farmers and water suppliers as an instrument to meet environmental standards, impacted by agricultural activities, more economically efficient and environmentally effective than by exclusive application of alternative instruments including command-and-control approaches. The book is based largely on the results of the research project 'Co-operative Agreements in Agriculture as an Instrument to Improve the Economic Efficiency and Economic Effectiveness of the European Water Policy', which was supplemented for specific issues by key experts. The research was partly funded by the European Commission under the Specific RTD Programme in the Field of Environment and Climate (Contract No. ENV4-CT98-0782) and partly by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries in the Netherlands, the Environment Agency in England and Wales, the UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and the Government of the German Bundesland North Rhine­ Westphalia. Additional funds for preparing the book were obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries in the Netherlands. The financial and technical support received from the different organisations is gratefully acknowledged. The editors appreciate very much the efforts the authors have made in preparing their contributions for the book and for the secretarial assistance provided by Mrs. Tessa van Dongen from LEI who took responsibility for guiding the publication process and preparing the chapters of the book. We also appreciate the support given by Mrs. Henny Hoogervorst and Mrs. Gloria Verhey (Kluwer Academic Publishers).


Agricultural Policy Sustainable Agriculture Water policy agriculture environment environmental policy policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Floor Brouwer
    • 1
  • Ingo Heinz
    • 2
  • Thomas Zabel
    • 3
  1. 1.Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI)The HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Environmental Research (INFU)University of DortmundDortmundGermany
  3. 3.Water Research CentreSwindonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6397-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0101-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-5130
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