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​​​Public consultation regarding the application of appropriate water billing policies in Cyprus pursuant to Directive 2000/60/EC

​​​Environmental Policy Study for Public consultation regarding the application of the appropriate water billing policies in Cyprus pursuant to the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC


​Country: Cyprus

Region: Cyprus

Duration: June 2009 – May 2010
Client: Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment of Cyprus, Water Development Department

Main characteristics:

  • Organization of a campaign of public consultation, participation and information of the public and interested bodies about the basic principles, the results and proposals for the pricing of Water Services (water supply, irrigation, sewerage, recycled water), the evaluation results of cost recovery and billing proposals for each water service pursuant to the principles of Directive 2000/60/EC
  • Preparation of a Popularized Report which presented in a language understood by the public the basic principles and the results of the pricing of water services, the evaluation results of cost recovery and billing proposals for water services
  • Organization of meetings open for the public and involved agencies
  • Evaluation of the actions and results of the consultation campaign and recording of the consultation conclusions

Important environmental issues:

  • Updating and diffusion of knowledge regarding the provisions of Directive 2000/60/EC on issues of billing policy and the associated financial analysis of water use
  • Updating and consultation for the calculation and results of the evaluation of the financial cost, environmental cost and resource cost of the water services pursuant to the principles of Directive 2000/60/EC with reference to the existing cost recovery levels
  • Updating and consultation for the billing principles, possible cost recovery mechanisms, estimated social-financial and environmental impacts and possible exemptions pursuant to the principles of Directive 2000/60/EC

Similar projects:

  • Development, Installation and Maintenance of a Computerized System to be used for the Financial Analysis of Water Use and the Application of the Water Billing Policies and Development of Water Billing Policies according to the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC, Cyprus (2008 – 2009)
  • Consultant services for the application of article 14(1)(a) and 14(1)(b) of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC, Cyprus (2006-2007)

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