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Asian water supplies : reaching the urban poor : a guide and sourcebook on urban water supplies in Asia for governments, utilities, consultants, development agencies, and nongovernment organizations

In this study on water supply for the poor in Asian cities the author examens common views on privatization. With the aim to separate myths and misconceptions from realities the failures of privatised water supply system are analysed and problems and solutions related to water resources management, private sector participation, and non-revenue water are looked at. The book proposes a new approach to the development and management of water supplies, one that is based on transparent government policies and regulations, and the involvement of civil society. Water profiles of 19 city, 6 case studies on utilities, and 6 examples of small-scale water providers, all based on recent data from the field are included.

TitleAsian water supplies : reaching the urban poor : a guide and sourcebook on urban water supplies in Asia for governments, utilities, consultants, development agencies, and nongovernment organizations
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsMcIntosh, AC
Paginationxvi, 199 p. : 31 boxws, 17 fig., 21 tab.
Date Published2003-08-01
PublisherAsian Development Bank
Place PublishedLondon, UK
ISBN Number9715613802 ADB ; ISBN: 1843390434 IWA PUBL
Keywordsasia, case studies, cost recovery, government organizations, legislation, low-income communities, private sector, safe water supply, sdiasi, sdiurb, small-scale activities, urban areas, water authorities, water management, water resources management
Abstract

In this study on water supply for the poor in Asian cities the author examens common views on privatization. With the aim to separate myths and misconceptions from realities the failures of privatised water supply system are analysed and problems and solutions related to water resources management, private sector participation, and non-revenue water are looked at. The book proposes a new approach to the development and management of water supplies, one that is based on transparent government policies and regulations, and the involvement of civil society. Water profiles of 19 city, 6 case studies on utilities, and 6 examples of small-scale water providers, all based on recent data from the field are included.

NotesBibliography: p. 197-199
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