Hans Estrup Andersen

Regional cost-effectiveness in transboundary water quality management for the Baltic Sea

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Regional cost-effectiveness in transboundary water quality management for the Baltic Sea. / Hasler, Berit; Smart, James Christopher Rudd; Fonnesbech-Wulff, Anders; Andersen, Hans Estrup; Thodsen, Hans; Blicher-Mathiesen, Gitte.

2012. Paper presented at Stockholm World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Hasler, B, Smart, JCR, Fonnesbech-Wulff, A, Andersen, HE, Thodsen, H & Blicher-Mathiesen, G 2012, 'Regional cost-effectiveness in transboundary water quality management for the Baltic Sea', Paper presented at Stockholm World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden, 28/08/2012 - 29/08/2012.

APA

Hasler, B., Smart, J. C. R., Fonnesbech-Wulff, A., Andersen, H. E., Thodsen, H., & Blicher-Mathiesen, G. (2012). Regional cost-effectiveness in transboundary water quality management for the Baltic Sea. Paper presented at Stockholm World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Hasler B, Smart JCR, Fonnesbech-Wulff A, Andersen HE, Thodsen H, Blicher-Mathiesen G. 2012. Regional cost-effectiveness in transboundary water quality management for the Baltic Sea. Paper presented at Stockholm World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden.

MLA

Hasler, Berit et al. Regional cost-effectiveness in transboundary water quality management for the Baltic Sea. Stockholm World Water Week, 28 Aug 2012, Stockholm, Sweden, Paper, 2012. 30 p.

Vancouver

Hasler B, Smart JCR, Fonnesbech-Wulff A, Andersen HE, Thodsen H, Blicher-Mathiesen G. Regional cost-effectiveness in transboundary water quality management for the Baltic Sea. 2012. Paper presented at Stockholm World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Hasler, Berit ; Smart, James Christopher Rudd ; Fonnesbech-Wulff, Anders ; Andersen, Hans Estrup ; Thodsen, Hans ; Blicher-Mathiesen, Gitte. / Regional cost-effectiveness in transboundary water quality management for the Baltic Sea. Paper presented at Stockholm World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden.30 p.

Bibtex

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title = "Regional cost-effectiveness in transboundary water quality management for the Baltic Sea",
abstract = "In 2007 HELCOM launched a plan for transboundary management of the Baltic Sea.This plan, called the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP), aims amongst other things, toreduce eutrophication in the different regions of the Baltic Sea by reducing incomingnutrient loads from all discharging drainage basins. This paper investigates the costeffectivedistribution of nutrient abatement measures between drainage basins andBaltic Sea regions, where the aim is to achieve the BSAP nutrient load reductiontargets. The cost-minimisation model BALTCOST, an interdisciplinary developmentinvolving economists and natural scientists, is used to identify the most cost-effectiveconfiguration of abatement measures. BALTCOST utilises detailed regional andspatial data down to 10 x 10km grid cell level for all Baltic littoral countries.Modelling results suggest that it should be possible to achieve the BSAP loadreduction targets for N and P in most Baltic Sea regions, with the exception of the Pload target in the Baltic Proper and the N reduction target in the Danish Straits, whereonly 74% and 88% respectively, of the desired BSAP load reductions can bedelivered. BALTCOST results indicate that the BSAP targets appear difficult toachieve, and that additional abatement measures are likely to be required to fulfilthese targets. The minimised total cost of delivering the achievable load reductionsacross the 9 Baltic littoral countries is estimated to be 4.69 billion Euros, annually,with substantial differences in the cost burden between the countries. Comparison ofN and P reductions at source and at sea shows that groundwater and surface waternutrient retention is highly influential over the costs incurred in fulfilling the loadreduction targets. Disregarding spatial variation in nutrient retention is clearlyunrealistic, and the detailed modelling of nutrient retention, together with the spatiallydetailed dataset behind the cost-estimates, are novel features of this study; previousstudies have used more aggregated estimates of retention and regional costs.",
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N2 - In 2007 HELCOM launched a plan for transboundary management of the Baltic Sea.This plan, called the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP), aims amongst other things, toreduce eutrophication in the different regions of the Baltic Sea by reducing incomingnutrient loads from all discharging drainage basins. This paper investigates the costeffectivedistribution of nutrient abatement measures between drainage basins andBaltic Sea regions, where the aim is to achieve the BSAP nutrient load reductiontargets. The cost-minimisation model BALTCOST, an interdisciplinary developmentinvolving economists and natural scientists, is used to identify the most cost-effectiveconfiguration of abatement measures. BALTCOST utilises detailed regional andspatial data down to 10 x 10km grid cell level for all Baltic littoral countries.Modelling results suggest that it should be possible to achieve the BSAP loadreduction targets for N and P in most Baltic Sea regions, with the exception of the Pload target in the Baltic Proper and the N reduction target in the Danish Straits, whereonly 74% and 88% respectively, of the desired BSAP load reductions can bedelivered. BALTCOST results indicate that the BSAP targets appear difficult toachieve, and that additional abatement measures are likely to be required to fulfilthese targets. The minimised total cost of delivering the achievable load reductionsacross the 9 Baltic littoral countries is estimated to be 4.69 billion Euros, annually,with substantial differences in the cost burden between the countries. Comparison ofN and P reductions at source and at sea shows that groundwater and surface waternutrient retention is highly influential over the costs incurred in fulfilling the loadreduction targets. Disregarding spatial variation in nutrient retention is clearlyunrealistic, and the detailed modelling of nutrient retention, together with the spatiallydetailed dataset behind the cost-estimates, are novel features of this study; previousstudies have used more aggregated estimates of retention and regional costs.

AB - In 2007 HELCOM launched a plan for transboundary management of the Baltic Sea.This plan, called the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP), aims amongst other things, toreduce eutrophication in the different regions of the Baltic Sea by reducing incomingnutrient loads from all discharging drainage basins. This paper investigates the costeffectivedistribution of nutrient abatement measures between drainage basins andBaltic Sea regions, where the aim is to achieve the BSAP nutrient load reductiontargets. The cost-minimisation model BALTCOST, an interdisciplinary developmentinvolving economists and natural scientists, is used to identify the most cost-effectiveconfiguration of abatement measures. BALTCOST utilises detailed regional andspatial data down to 10 x 10km grid cell level for all Baltic littoral countries.Modelling results suggest that it should be possible to achieve the BSAP loadreduction targets for N and P in most Baltic Sea regions, with the exception of the Pload target in the Baltic Proper and the N reduction target in the Danish Straits, whereonly 74% and 88% respectively, of the desired BSAP load reductions can bedelivered. BALTCOST results indicate that the BSAP targets appear difficult toachieve, and that additional abatement measures are likely to be required to fulfilthese targets. The minimised total cost of delivering the achievable load reductionsacross the 9 Baltic littoral countries is estimated to be 4.69 billion Euros, annually,with substantial differences in the cost burden between the countries. Comparison ofN and P reductions at source and at sea shows that groundwater and surface waternutrient retention is highly influential over the costs incurred in fulfilling the loadreduction targets. Disregarding spatial variation in nutrient retention is clearlyunrealistic, and the detailed modelling of nutrient retention, together with the spatiallydetailed dataset behind the cost-estimates, are novel features of this study; previousstudies have used more aggregated estimates of retention and regional costs.

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