|Title||Water prices in CEE and CIS countries : a toolkit for assessing willingness to pay, affordability and political acceptability. Volume I. Main text|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Danish Cooperation for Environment in Eastern Europe -Copenhagen, DK, DANCEE|
|Pagination||136 p. : fig., tab.|
|Publisher||Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA)|
|Place Published||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Keywords||ability to pay, acceptance, central europe, eastern europe, evaluation, manuals, newly independent states (nis), policies, sdicee, sdiman, water costs, water supply charges, willingness to pay|
Large cities and small towns in the CEE and CIS countries presently face significant investments in water and wastewater services. The population wishes to have clean, potable water in their taps, and there is growing awareness on environmental issues, hence also of wastewater treatment. In addition, some CEE countries are upgrading the water services in order to meet EU standards. The water and wastewater services provided should correspond to the preferences of the users and, therefore, detailed demand analysis is important when deciding upon the levels of investments.