This book focuses on participation of the public and private sectors in urban water management and on the role of water pricing. It discusses in-depth topics such as public choices of urban water service management; dynamics of privatization and regulation of water services; adoption of water demand instruments; impacts of price and non-price policies on residential water demand; quality of water services; lessons from not-for-profit public-private partnerships; and critical examinations of models and projections of demands in water utility resource planning in England and Wales. Appropriateness of water prices and tariffs in achieving socially desirable outcomes is also analyzed and a global survey of urban water tariffs is approached with a focus on sustainability, efficiency and fairness.

This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Management.

chapter 1|6 pages

Water governance after the privatization era

ByChristopher A. Scott and Bernard de Gouvello

chapter 2|16 pages

Changing paradigms in water and sanitation services in Argentina: towards a sustainable model?

ByBernard de Gouvello, Emilio J. Lentini and Federica Brenner

chapter 6|9 pages

The global commodification of wastewater

ByChristopher A. Scott, Liqa Raschid-Sally

chapter 8|14 pages

Virtual water hegemony: the role of agribusiness in global water governance

BySuvi Sojamo, Martin Keulertz, Jeroen Warner, John Anthony Allan

chapter 10|13 pages

Private-sector participation in water service provision: revealing governance gaps

ByAziza Akhmouch, Céline Kauffmann

chapter 13|11 pages

Basic issues revisited and experiences in the provision of water for all

ByAnand Chiplunkar

chapter 14|17 pages

Intermittent water supplies: challenges and opportunities for residential water users in Jordan

ByDavid E. Rosenberg, Samer Talozi, Jay R. Lund

chapter 15|10 pages

The resilience of public water governance: outlook and lessons learned

ByChristopher A. Scott and Bernard de Gouvello