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Caracterização dos tarifários de abastecimento de água e saneamento em Portugal
[Portuguese Water Supply and Sewage Tariffs Report]

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  • Monteiro, Henrique
  • Roseta-Palma, Catarina

Abstract

The tariffs applied in the Portuguese water industry are very complex, making their analysis difficult and hampering the objective of efficiency, acknowledged as an important tool in water management by Portuguese and European legislation. In this article we present the main criteria to be taken into account when choosing a tariff scheme, emphasising those which regard economic efficiency and financial stability of water utilities. We then analyse the existing Portuguese water supply and wastewater drainage and treatment tariffs based on the information provided by the National Inventory of Water Supply and Wastewater Systems and compare the results obtained with the aforementioned objectives, stressing the distance between them.

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  • Monteiro, Henrique & Roseta-Palma, Catarina, 2007. "Caracterização dos tarifários de abastecimento de água e saneamento em Portugal
    [Portuguese Water Supply and Sewage Tariffs Report]
    ," MPRA Paper 4238, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:4238
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    1. Monteiro, Henrique, 2007. "Recuperação de custos no sector de abastecimento de água e drenagem e tratamento de águas residuais em Portugal
      [Cost recovery in the Portuguese water supply and wastewater drainage and treatment i
      ," MPRA Paper 4237, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Henrique Monteiro, 2005. "Water Pricing Models: a survey," Others 0510002, EconWPA.
    3. Ronald C. Griffin, 2006. "Water Resource Economics: The Analysis of Scarcity, Policies, and Projects," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 026207267x, January.
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    1. Henrique Monteiro, 2010. "Residential Water Demand in Portugal: checking for efficiency-based justifications for increasing block tariffs," Working Papers Series 1 ercwp0110, ISCTE-IUL, Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL).
    2. Roseta-Palma, Catarina & Monteiro, Henrique, 2008. "Pricing for Scarcity," MPRA Paper 10384, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Water supply; Wastewater drainage and treatment; Tariffs;

    JEL classification:

    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water

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