Water Deregulation Report

The world’s population grows at an average of 1.1% annually. This is creating a greater demand for improved water supplies and sanitation. To meet the UN’s water target the share of private water companies in the water and wastewater market is forecast to increase. To speed up progress, deregulation is also required. NRG Expert’s report reviews the impact of water deregulation and privatisation on the water market at the country and regional-level.

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Key reasons to purchase this water deregulation market research

  • Gain a clear global understanding of water regulations, rules and deregulations
  • Find out about global water supply and demand
  • Analyse water prices and water companies
  • Design business strategies by understanding the trends in the natural water industry using our analysis and data
  • Understand the opportunities by looking at water projects in the industry
  • Review the impact of water privatisation and water regulations, on each country
  • Prepare market size evaluations using our water deregulation market research analysis

What’s in this water deregulation market research report?

  • In depth description of the types of water and wastewater privatisation
  • World survey of water & wastewater deregulation
  • Coverage of deregulation in the water sector at the country and regional-level
  • Coverage of water companies and water projects by country

Water deregulation market research report highlights:

Private sector involvement needed
To meet the growing demand for safe water and sanitation, more private sector involvement will be needed in the water sector, particularly for developing countries. There is also a demand for repair to existing infrastructure and plants, and new facilities in the developed world. Due to the investment involved and expertise needed, the share of private water companies in the water and wastewater market is forecast to increase from 8% of the global population in 2003 to 17% in 2015. A problem for the water industry is that water is perceived as a right and citizens are less willing to pay for water than they are for electricity.

Private sector opposition
Opposition to water privatisation is strong in some countries and the subject is contentious. The renationalisation of some assets has occurred with major water companies paying fines failing to comply with their contract, usually in terms of investment in infrastructure. In some countries there are moves to make water privatisation illegal. For example, there is a water privatisation ban in the Netherlands and Uruguay, and a draft law to make water privatisation illegal is under development in Italy. There has been an increase in Public-to-Public Partnerships (PUP) contracts for water projects, and the World Bank is softening its approach towards privatisation. The recent Arab spring also included protests against water privatisation. For example, in Rabat and Tetouan in Morocco there were demonstrations to terminate Veolia’s contracts and Veolia’s offices in Tanger were set on fire.

Water companies
In many countries, major water companies such as Veolia and Suez are involved in joint ventures to develop projects. Recently, Veolia publically announced that it plans to expand worldwide mostly through build-own-transfer (BOT) and management contracts, with fewer ‘ownership’ projects.
Water companies are also working with state run utility companies to help reach the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A target of reducing ‘the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation’ for eligible countries by half by 2015.

NRG Expert’s report reviews the impact of water regulation and privatisation on the water market at the country and regional-level.

Price: £1,495
Product Code:
NRGWD01
Edition 1: 2012

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