Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for a Heavily Modified Water Body (HMWB): The Lambro-Seveso-Olona System Case Study

9 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2013

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Arianna Azzellino

Polytechnic University of Milan

Stefano Balbi

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia; Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)

Dario Bellingeri

ARPA Lombardia

Sergio Cannobbio

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Serap Cervigen

Polytechnic University of Milan

Carlo Giupponi

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia

Valeria Mezzanotte

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Alessandra Piana

ARPA Lombardia

Date Written: February 18, 2013

Abstract

The Lambro-Seveso-Olona system (L-S-O) is a effluent dominated watershed which derives from a strong urbanization process of natural river basins. The average population density in the L-S-O area is among the highest in Italy and Europe. Industry is also highly developed. Although at present the L-S-O system does not receive untreated wastewaters, depurated effluents constitute about half of its streamflow. This river has a long history of poor quality status, due to the high concentration of pollutant loads and the poor dilution. Recently new chemical quality standards have been set by the Italian legislation as support for the WFD Good Ecological Status. These standards are very restrictive, and make extremely challenging the achievement of the good ecological status. Aim of this study is to analyze the restoration possibilities of the L-S-O system. Elements are provided for a Cost-Effectiveness analysis.

Keywords: Cost-Effectiveness analysis, heavily modified water bodies, QUAL2K, river restoration, wastewater management

JEL Classification: Q2

Suggested Citation

Azzellino, Arianna and Balbi, Stefano and Balbi, Stefano and Bellingeri, Dario and Cannobbio, Sergio and Cervigen, Serap and Giupponi, Carlo and Mezzanotte, Valeria and Piana, Alessandra, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for a Heavily Modified Water Body (HMWB): The Lambro-Seveso-Olona System Case Study (February 18, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2308816 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2308816

Arianna Azzellino

Polytechnic University of Milan ( email )

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci
Milan, Milano 20100
Italy

Stefano Balbi (Contact Author)

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia ( email )

Cannaregio 873
Venice, 30121
Italy

Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) ( email )

Gran Vía 35-2
Bilbao, Vizcaya 48009
Spain

Dario Bellingeri

ARPA Lombardia ( email )

Italy

Sergio Cannobbio

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca ( email )

Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1
Milano, Milan 20126
Italy

Serap Cervigen

Polytechnic University of Milan ( email )

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci
Milan, Milano 20100
Italy

Carlo Giupponi

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia ( email )

Cannaregio 873
Venice, 30121
Italy

Valeria Mezzanotte

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca ( email )

Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1
Milano, Milan 20126
Italy

Alessandra Piana

ARPA Lombardia ( email )

Italy

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