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Improving Water Management
Recent OECD Experience
OECD. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  12 Mar 2003
Pages: 132 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264099487 , OECD Code: 972003021P1
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Other languages:  Japanese (Distributed by another publisher) French (Available (Print on Demand))
Other Versions:  E-book - PDF Format
Multilingual summaries:  Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Japanese

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This report brings together the recent work done by OECD on water management issues and identifies the main policy challenges for sustainable water management.  Issues discussed are:  performance of water management policies in OECD countries; water pricing; financing of water and wastewater infrastructure; water-related development co-operation; social aspects of water pricing; biochemical technologies for improving water quality; and aid to the water supply and sanitation sector.  Co-published by IWA Publishing, London:

Table of contents:

Executive Summary
Part I. Key Challenges in Water Management
-Chapter 1. Key Trends and Challenges
-Chapter 2. Meeting the Key Challenges: Recent OECD Experience
Part II. Making Markets Work for Water Management
-Chapter 3. Water Pricing in OECD Countries
-Chapter 4. Water Pricing in Selected Non-OECD Countries
Part III. Improving Decision Making
-Chapter 5. Working in Partnership with the Private Sector
Part IV. Harnessing Science and Technology
-Chapter 6. Technology and Information Needs for Improved Drinking Water Quality
Part V. Working in Partnership with Developing Countries
-Chapter 7. Aid to the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector
Part VI. Conclusions
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