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Water Pricing Experiences

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  • Dinar, A.
  • Subramanian, A.

Abstract

Water pricing is an important way of improving water allocation and encouraging users to conserve scarce water resources. This work presents water pricing experiences across 22 countries in various sectors and over time. Country cases studies are presented in a structured form allowing easy comparison of result.

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  • Dinar, A. & Subramanian, A., 1997. "Water Pricing Experiences," Papers 386, World Bank - Technical Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wobate:386
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    Keywords

    WATER ; PRICING;

    JEL classification:

    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design

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