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Global survey of urban water tariffs in 102 countries released

A report on a global survey of urban water tariffs has been released

Written by David Zetland, founder of the Water Data Hub  and blogger at Aguanomics.com, the survey answers posers such are urban water tariffs sustainable, efficient and fair?

This paper also examines the relations between tariffs and sustainability, efficiency and equity, using a unique data-set for 308 cities in 102 countries. Higher water tariffs are correlated with lower per capital consumption, smaller local populations, lower water availability, higher demand and a lower risk of shortage. Aggregating to the national level, higher tariffs are correlated with higher GDP and better governance.
The findings of the survey are available here: http://kysq.org/pubs/Zetland_Gasson.pdf

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