Reflecting the concerns over environmental sustainability, there has been an increasing focus on the protection of our water resources and on the proper management of our waste. Our economic growth can only be sustainable when it does not represent a threat to human health and to fauna, flora, and eco-system in the long-term. A long-term resilience, new business and economic opportunities, and environmental sustainability can be achieved through circular economy model that offers us a world of opportunity to rethink and redesign our economic activities and consumption patterns. With an aim to give the reader a new perspective on this issue, this book covers European Union’s water and waste management legislation and the Czech Republic’s transposition of this legislation, and includes a comparative analysis of the performances of the EU Member States on the implementation of new water and waste management policy strategies.
Gamze Tanil is lecturer in politics and international relations at University of West Bohemia.
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Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Institutional Structure in Environment
Chapter Three: Water Management
Chapter Four: Waste Management
Chapter Five: Conclusion
About The Author
This book will make a welcome addition to the literature on Europeanization in Central Europe. In addition, the focus on the adaptation of water and waste management policies in the Czech Republic will contribute to the waste literature on environmental and human health studies. The strength in this book lies in its sound and systematic analysis. It will give any reader a deeper understanding on how policy transfer between the E.U. and member states take place.
Environmental Sustainability is a well-understood and studied notion for environmentalists. However the same cannot be said for many governments globally. Therefore it is imperative to bring this notion to the forefront of political studies as well. Dr. Tanıl makes a superb effort in analyzing the policies of the E.U. and one of its member states, the Czech Republic.