Guidelines for Economic Evaluation of Environmental Health Planning and Assessment

These Guidelines for Economic Evaluation of Environmental Health Planning and Assessment describe the method of economic evaluation and its application to environmental health policy issues.

Page last updated: 01 April 2008

The guidelines consist of two volumes:

Volume 1 describes the major principles and practices of economic evaluation with special reference to environmental health issues.

PDF printable version of Guidelines for Economic Evaluation of Environmental Health Planning and Assessment - The Guidelines (PDF 835 KB)


Volume 2 describes four studies that illustrate the application of economic evaluation methods to environmental health issues:

  • Safety fencing of swimming pools, NSW.
  • Water quality in Wallis Lake, NSW.
  • Control of Legionnaires’ disease in Victoria.
  • Control of sulfur
PDF printable version of Guidelines for Economic Evaluation of Environmental Health Planning and Assessment - Case Studies (PDF 965 KB)


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