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Factors And Challenges Of Regionalization In The Water And Wastewater Sector

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  • Simona FRONE

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    (Institute of National Economy)

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This paper investigates some general issues related to the opportunity of regionalization, involving the aggregation of several towns for the provision of drinking water and wastewater services, as well as some particular features and challenges of the process in Romania. The main driver for the aggregation/regionalization of utilities is usually the potential to realize economies of scale by providing services to a larger customer base and at a lower cost, also increasing the size and efficiency of new investments by sharing infrastructure projects and accessing international funding.

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Article provided by Institute of National Economy in its journal Romanian Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 27 (2008(XVIII))
Issue (Month): 2(36) (December)
Pages: 185-200

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Handle: RePEc:ine:journl:v:2:y:2008:i:36:p:185-200

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Keywords: Regionalization; aggregation; water supply and wastewater services;

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  1. Serge Garcia & Alban Thomas, 2001. "The Structure of Municipal Water Supply Costs: Application to a Panel of French Local Communities," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 5-29, July.
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Cited by:
  1. Simona FRONE, 2012. "Issues On The Role Of Efficient Water Pricing For Sustainable Water Management," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 34(1(43)), pages 84-111, June.
  2. Ferro, Gustavo & Lentini, Emilio & Mercadier, Augusto & Romero, Carlos A., 2010. "Retornos a escala en agua y saneamiento: estimaciones para América Latina
    [Returns to scale in water and sanitation: estimates for Latin Amercia]
    ," MPRA Paper 20324, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jan 2010.

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