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Environmental benefits and social cost: an example of combining Bayesian networks and economic models for analysing pesticide management instruments

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There is a need for introducing interdisciplinary tools and approaches in water management for participatory integrated assessment of water protection costs and environmental benefits for different management scenarios. This is required for the Water Framework Directive. Bayesian belief networks (BN) are one example of a possible tool for participatory integrated assessment. BNs allow knowledge and data from economic, social and hydrological domains to be integrated in a transparent, coherent and equitable way. The paper reports on the construction of a BN to assess impacts of pesticide management actions on agricultural economics and groundwater and drinking water quality, with the overall aim of exploring complexity and uncertainties
TidsskriftHydrology Research
Udgave nummer4-5
Sider (fra-til)351-371
Antal sider21
StatusUdgivet - 2007

Bibliografisk note

JEL Classification: Q25, Q53

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