Coastal bathing water health risks: Assessing the adequacy of proposals to amend the EC Directive

Coastal bathing water health risks: Assessing the adequacy of proposals to amend the EC Directive

Primary Country: United Kingdom
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. £35.73: The average WTP for achieving better water quality for bathers (lower risk of contracting respiratory illness, ear ailments, eye ailments, vomiting, diarrhoea, indigestion, nausea, fev
  2. was £35.73 per household per year.
Data source: Thank you to the Plymouth Marine Lab for directing us to this study

Publication information

Georgiou, S. Bateman, I.Langford, I.Day, R. “Coastal bathing water health risks: Assessing the adequacy of proposals to amend the EC Directive” CSERGE Working Paper PA 98-04., 1998

Addtional Notes

Beaches in the Anglian Water region, UK.

Contingent valuation involving face-to-face interviews in three locations (Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft) leading to sample size of 626. 

willingness to pay for reduced risk to health from bathing against a stated baseline involving increased annual household water rates as the payment vehicle (the exact risk reduction is unstated).

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