Nachhaltige Wasserwirtschaft durch Synergie. - Moegliche Kooperationen bei der Wasserver- und Entsorgung
The function of communal water supply utilities is to provide consumers with high quality drinking water in sufficient quantities. On the other hand communal wastewater disposal utilities have to dispose the wastewater. In addition to this water prices and wastewater charges shall also give financial incentives to water avoidance. The existing cost problem results of the structure of German water supply system and wastewater disposal systemwhich are in contrast to other European countries highly decentralised. Cooperation is one instrument to improve efficiency and effectiveness towards a sustainable water management. Cooperation is mainly directed to relationships between water utilities, independent of size and organization and should be realised on a voluntary basis. A cooperation could take place between two water supply utilities or between two wastewater disposal utilities or and between a water supply utility and a wastewater disposal utility. If necessary, communal and fiscal legislation have to be adapted to open the way for this strategic instrument. The key topic of this paper is to show possibilities for realizing synergies through cooperation in water and wastewater management on the example of the city Augsburg and the municipalities in the administrative districts Augsburg, Aichach-Friedberg, Donau-Ries and Dillingen. Based on an own survey the results are judged by the context of a sustainable water management.
|Date of creation:||Jul 2001|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Universitaetsstrasse 16, D-86159 Augsburg, Germany|
Phone: +49 821 598 4060
Fax: +49 821 598 4217
Web page: http://www.wiwi.uni-augsburg.de/vwl/institut
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:aug:augsbe:0204. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dr. Albrecht Bossert)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.