Troubled Tariffs, Revisiting Water Pricing for Affordable and Sustainable Water Services

Few resources on Earth are as important and as poorly managed as water. Its price rarely reflects its economic value or the costs of treatment and distribution. Low water prices have resulted in inefficient use and reduced provision and expansion of services, particularly for the poor, making the sector less attractive to investors and inflicting high costs upon the economy, society, and environment

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