Improving the use of economic instruments for water management in the republic of buryatia (Lake Baikal Basin)
The given report contains the results of the analysis of instruments of water resources management (WRM) that exist in the international practices and the assessment of applicability of those potentially more efficient instruments in the Republic of Buryatia with the account of natural and institutional peculiarities of Buryatia and Russia on the whole.
Conclusions of implemented analysis would be used in the course of the development opf recommendations on improving instruments for water resource management in the Republic of Buryatia at the final stage of the series of OECD projects.
The report covers such issues as payment for water use (water intake), tariffs on water supply and sanitation services, tariffs for irrigation water, pollution charges and taxes, tradable permits and quotas, payment for ecosystem services, risk management and alternative instruments. It also characterises possibilities for rendering state support for water resources management and target funds.
The given analysys was implemented within the framework of OECD project "Improving the Use of Economic Instruments of Water Resource Management and Water Sector of the Republic of Buryatia (lake Baikal basin)" implemented in support for water policy dialogue in RB in cooperation with the EU Water Initiative.