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Water Economics

Date of the Course

The course will may be given next time during winter semester 2020/2021.


  • The course is concepted for master students
  • 6 ECTS (4 SWS) for passing the written exam
  • The course is given during the lecture period in winter semester
  • Teaching: Prof. Dr. Georg Meran (lecture), Dipl. Wi.-Ing. Markus Siehlow (exercise)
  • Written exam at the end of the lecture period
  • The course is given in german language


  • Water cycle
  • Integrierted water resource management (IWRM) (water allocation and water using, rebound-effect, groundwater using, water transfer)
  • Industrial economic basics in the water sector 
  • Theory optimale water tariffs (price discrimination, seasonal pricing, increasing block rates)
  • Price regulation approaches in the water sector (tendering, rate of return regulation, yardstick competition, benchmarking)
  • International water contracts (principles of justice, principles of international water law, cooperative game theory, water bankruptcy rules)


If you have any questions regarding to this course you can write an e-mail to the reaserach associate of the workgroup, Markus Siehlow ().

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