This book presents water pricing experiences across 22 countries in various sectors over time.
|Title||Water pricing experiences : an international perspective|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Authors||Dinar, A, Subramanian, A|
|Secondary Title||World Bank technical paper|
|Place Published||Washington, DC, USA|
|Keywords||algeria, australia, botswana, brazil, canada, case studies, cost recovery, france, india, irrigation, israel, italy, madagascar, namibia, new zealand, pakistan, portugal, sdiman, spain, sudan, taiwan, tanzania, uganda, united kingdom, usa, water supply charges, water use|
This book presents water pricing experiences across 22 countries in various sectors over time. The information shows that countries have different reasons for charging for water, including cost recovery, redistribution of income, improvement of water allocation, and water conservation. Almost all the case studies presented here discuss the need for volumetric pricing, metering, moving away from uniform tariffs, and abolishing minimum prices. Several country reports consider issues such as pollution tax, as a means to protect the environment. Several countries recognize the need to provide incentives to water suppliers and consumers.