MOOC: Auditing Water Management

Exercise 3

Tools for water management

Please complete the exercise as self-test.

Exercise can be taken as many times as needed and the success of taking these exercise will not influence the final grade.

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Please mark whether the sentences below are true or false:

A river basin is the area drained by the parent river|excluding its tributaries
Disposal of wastewater taking place in a river basin has impacts downstream.
The river basin management approach cannot be applied to single streams or lakes.
In the European Union|each Member State can decide the extent of its river basin districts.
According to the EU Water Framework Directive|for each listed water body within the river basin district|at least good status needs to be achieved.

Identify the category of each water management tool below. 

Administrative sanctions
Water charges
Abstraction taxes
Environmental permits
Emission ceilings
Tradable water permits

Match each example with regulative policy instrument.

Before water can be taken from a river or a stream for commercial use, a licence has to be applied for.
Environmental assessment

Unselect

Administrative and criminal sanction

Unselect

Legal obligation

Unselect

Environmental permit

Unselect

Environmental liability

Unselect

Quality standards

Unselect

Due process and public participation

Unselect

The company was fined for illegal discharge of wastewater.
Environmental assessment

Unselect

Administrative and criminal sanction

Unselect

Legal obligation

Unselect

Environmental permit

Unselect

Environmental liability

Unselect

Quality standards

Unselect

Due process and public participation

Unselect

Experts came to the conclusion that the proposed construction of the pulp mill would have no major impact on surface water quality.
Environmental assessment

Unselect

Administrative and criminal sanction

Unselect

Legal obligation

Unselect

Environmental permit

Unselect

Environmental liability

Unselect

Quality standards

Unselect

Due process and public participation

Unselect

Water pollution indicators, such as total phosphorus and total nitrogen, must be analysed once a week.
Environmental assessment

Unselect

Administrative and criminal sanction

Unselect

Legal obligation

Unselect

Environmental permit

Unselect

Environmental liability

Unselect

Quality standards

Unselect

Due process and public participation

Unselect

Following the chemical spill, the company had to pay for the clean-up of the lake and damages caused to neighbouring estates.
Environmental assessment

Unselect

Administrative and criminal sanction

Unselect

Legal obligation

Unselect

Environmental permit

Unselect

Environmental liability

Unselect

Quality standards

Unselect

Due process and public participation

Unselect

The draft Water Act had been subject to two rounds of public consultation.
Environmental assessment

Unselect

Administrative and criminal sanction

Unselect

Legal obligation

Unselect

Environmental permit

Unselect

Environmental liability

Unselect

Quality standards

Unselect

Due process and public participation

Unselect

Access to water has been declared a human right by the United Nations.
Environmental assessment

Unselect

Administrative and criminal sanction

Unselect

Legal obligation

Unselect

Environmental permit

Unselect

Environmental liability

Unselect

Quality standards

Unselect

Due process and public participation

Unselect

For each economic instrument listed below|choose the correct corresponding objective.

Water charge based on water metering
Sewerage charge
Water abstraction tax
Effluent charge
Payments to farmers subject to restrictions in fertilizer use in water protection zones