Groom -- Explanatory notes on key topics in the regulation... -- 2006
||Explanatory notes on key topics in the regulation of water and sanitation services / Eric Groom, Jonathan Halpern, and David Ehrhardt.
||Washington D.C. : The World Bank, 2006.
||iv, 81 p. : charts ; 28 cm.
||(Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Board discussion paper series ; paper no. 6)
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Introduction—Note 1 : defining economic regulation for water supply services—Note 2 : designing economic regulation for water supply—Note 3 : choosing organizations and instruments for economic regulation of water supply services—Note 4 : regulation and private participation contracts—Note 5 : cost of service and tariffs for water utilities—Note 6 : regulating government-owned water utilities—Note 7 : regulating wastewater services in developing countries—Tables.
Summary: “In most developing cities, wastewater services are largely decentralized. Improving wastewater services is therefore a matter of improving the sanitary characteristics of septic tanks, pit latrines, and small systems serving discrete housing developments. This is not really an issue for economic regulation, but rather a question for environmental regulation and policy. In many cases, the ideal long-term solution will be a centralized system, and the big policy challenge will be deciding how such a system can be paid for, installed, and managed”—(p. 80).
Water-supply – Economic aspects.
Water utilities – Planning.
Water-supply – Management.
||Water Supply & Sanitation Sector Board.
Bank Netherlands Water Partnership (BNWP).
Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF).
The World Bank Group.