Policy Analysis of Water Management for the Netherlands: Vol. II, Screening of Technical and Managerial Tactics
Dec 31, 1980
This volume discusses the data, methodology, results, and conclusions relevant to each aspect of the study. Chapter 2 describes inland shipping operations in the Netherlands and their importance to Western Europe. Chapter 3 discusses shipping costs and the problem of defining what cost elements should be considered in the analysis. Chapter 4 explains the need for the low water loss functions, and presents their development. Chapter 5 considers the implications of water management policies for the size of the shipping fleet in the long run. Chapter 6 discusses the general problem of lock analysis. Chapter 7 explains the general methodology for estimating the impact of major changes in the shipping network and its operation. Chapter 8 discusses the structure of the industry and market, explaining how difficult it is to determine direct and indirect effects of changes in shipping costs. Chapter 9 summarizes the results of the analysis, and presents observations and conclusions about the relationship between shipping and water management policies.