component 12: Damage costs of water pollution


The cost approach for external damages of water pollution includes welfare losses caused by reduced water quality, the impairment of ecological water quality or ground water, that are not avoided by measures such as drinking water treatment (planned item, expressed in prices of 2010).

Effect on the NWI:

Description and meaning of the component

Water is a vital resource and the protection of surface and ground water is a core element of environmental policy.


Development of the component

Damage costs of water pollution

(planned item, in prices of 2010)

billion Euro

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