Economic and institutional analysis

The Economic and Institutional Analysis group deals with the following aspects:

  • Analysis of the design and implementation of economic policy instruments for sustainable water management.
  • Integrated management of water resources: economic dimensions.
  • Economic regulation of the urban water cycle.
  • Water governance.

What do we do?

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the聽2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Agenda has 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by all UN Member States,聽which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.

The research carried out by the group contributes to achieving the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Research team


Dr. Carlos Mario G贸mez G贸mez

Professor at the University of Alcal谩. Madrid. Spain


Marta Rodr铆guez G贸mez

Research support



    2023 - 2025

    Scientific network on the risks of extreme events and pollution on the Iberian fluvial systems: Application to management

  • Water4All

    2021 - 2028

    Water Security for the Planet


    2015 - 2018

    Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services across EU policies


    2011 - 2013

    Evaluating Economic Policy Instruments for Sustainable Water Management in Europe


  • Water Framework Directive Common Implementation Strategy support for Work Programme 2021-2024

    2021 - 2024

  • Update of river basin management plans and associated programs of measures for the 4 river basins in Bulgaria

    2021 - 2023

  • Framework contract for 鈥淲ater for the Green Deal鈥 - Implementation and development of the EU water and marine policies鈥

    2021 - 2025

  • Support study for the impact assessment on the revision of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive

    2020 - 2021

  • Evaluation of the Sewage Sludge Directive 86/278/EEC

    2020 - 2021

  • WFD Common Implementation Strategy support for WP 2020-2021

    2020 - 2021

  • Multiple Framework service contract in four (4) lots for the provision of external expertise on regulatory and policy issues in the fields of: Lot 2: Climate Change

    2020 - 2024

  • Economic data related to the implementation of the WFD and the FD and the financing of measures

    2020 - 2021

  • Framework Contract on Economic analysis of environmental policies and analytical support in the context of Better Regulation

    2019 - 2023

  • Update of the economic analysis needed for the preparation of the third River Basin Management Plans (RBMP) in Bulgaria

    2019 - 2023

  • Economic valuation of the aquatic ecosystem services of the Community of Madrid. Support for the implementation, monitoring and integration of the Natura 2000 network of the Community of Madrid N潞 04 68621

    2019 - 2019

  • Cost recovery in the use of groundwater in the upper Guadiana and the Do帽ana locations

    2019 - 2019

  • Integrated Assessment of the 2nd River Basin Management Plans

    2017 - 2019

  • Framework contract on evaluation, review and development of EU water policy

    2016 - 2020

  • Capitalization of the SABA+ experience and conceptualization for the global up-scaling

    2017 - 2018

  • Framework Contract to provide services to support to Commission policy activities on the Bathing Water, Drinking Water and Urban Waste Water Treatment Directives

    2016 - 2018

  • Urban Water and Sanitation in Spain

    2016 - 2017

  • Multiple framework service contract in five (5) lots for provision of external expertise on regulatory and policy issues in the fields of environmental policies, climate change, sustainable development, public health and food safety

    2015 - 2019

  • Hydro-Economic Analysis on Water Demand Reduction & Water Supply Augmentation: Identifying Cost-effective Solutions in Mongolia

    2015 - 2016

  • Decision-making framework for water resources management plans

    2015 - 2015

  • Support to the various Water Framework Directive Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) Groups

    2014 - 2015

  • Analysis of the potential for growth and job creation through the protection of water resources 鈥 Pack 2

    2014 - 2015

  • Maximising Water Reuse in EU. Assessing alternatives for the promotion of reclaimed wastewater reuse, including for agriculture

    2014 - 2016

  • Future trends in the Mediterranean Sea, MED programme 鈥淢aritime Integrated Approach鈥

    2014 - 2015

  • Hydro-economic analysis and prioritization of water resource investments in Peru

    2014 - 2014

  • Pilot Project - Atmospheric Precipitation - Protection and efficient use of Fresh Water: Integration of Natural Water Retention Measures in River basin management

    2013 - 2014

  • Framework Contracts on Water Economics

    2013 - 2017

  • Potential for growth and job creation through the protection of water resources, with a special focus on the further implementation of the WFD and Floods Directive

    2012 - 2013

  • Framework Contract to provide services to support the development and implementation of EU Freshwater Policy

    2012 - 2016

  • Groundwater Governance: a global framework for country action

    2011 - 2013

  • Ex-post external evaluation of the 6th phase of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP-VI)

    2011 - 2012

  • Water conflict management in Peru and modernization of water management in Chile

    2010 - 2011

Other programs and initiatives

  • Water Policy Dialogues (OECD Water Governance Initiative) Brazil, Argentina and Peru

    2016 - Ongoing

  • River Restoration Benefits Action Group (EIP Water Action Group)

  • Smart Prices and Drought Insurance Schemes in Mediterranean Countries (EIP Action Group)

    2013 - 2017