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Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems: Global Lessons for Improving Water Management

Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems: Global Lessons for Improving Water Management

Paul Seidenstat (Editor), David Haarmeyer (Editor), Simon Hakim (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-06422-0

Jul 2002

496 pages

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A critical and insightful look at the past, present, and future state of water and wastewater services
In response to the worldwide water crisis foreseen by many experts, Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems presents practical solutions for making drinking water more affordable and available, as well as strategies for improving water sanitation to satisfy the demands of a growing global population. Through extensive data and case histories, this book demonstrates the potential success of privatizing water delivery and wastewater treatment facilities. In addition, it provides examples of state-of-the-art techniques for achieving higher efficiencies in water infrastructure facilities through reengineering, improved technologies, and quality benchmarking.
Contributed chapters are provided by leading global engineers and economists from such companies as the World Bank, Stone and Weber Consultants, the Atlantis Water Fund, and the Anglian Water Company. Coverage by these experts includes exploring regulatory frameworks, financing the water and wastewater infrastructure, reinventing public sector operations, analyzing the past and future of the global water industry, and examining the restructuring operations in selected U.S. cities.
Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems: Global Lessons for Improving Water Management is a constructive volume for civil engineers working in water and wastewater treatment, urban and regional planners, and environmental engineers, as well as government administrators overseeing infrastructure and water systems and financial institutions involved with underwriting major water improvement projects.

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Editors and Contributors.

Part I: Introduction.


1. An Overview of Private Sector Participation in the Global and US Water and Wastewater Sector (David Haarmeyer and Debra G. Coy).

Part II: The Regulatory Framework.

2. Comparative Analysis of Regulation
Water and Other Network Industries (Yogita U. Mumssen and Brian Williamson)

3. Ten Years of Water Service Reform in Latin America
Toward an Anglo-French Model (Vivien Foster).

4. The Pursuit of Efficiency Through Benchmarking
The Experience of the Water Industry in England and Wales (Stephen Ramsey).

5. The Development of Competition in the Water and Sewerage Industries of England and Wales (George Day).

Part III: Financing the Water and Wastewater Infrastructure.

6. Global Water and Wastewater Project Criteria
A Rating Agency Perspective (Michael Wilkins and Jane Eddy).

7. Water Concession Design and the Poor (Kristin Komives).

8. Development of the Mexican Water Sector (Edward Sondey and Neel A. Shah). Part IV: Reinventing Public Sector Operations.

9. Mexico's Federal District Water Reform
Lessons and Experience (Lillian Saade Hazin).

10. The Largest Water System Privatization
The Manila Concession (Mark Dumol and Paul Seidenstat).

11. Government-Owned Public Limited Companies in the Dutch Water Sector (Klaas Schwartz and Maarten Blokland).

Part V: Restructuring Operations in Selected US Cities.

12. Innovative Contracting for New Facilities
Seattle's Use of Design-Build-Operate for Implementation of Water Treatment Plants (Elizabeth S. Kelly, Scott Haskins, and Rodney Eng).

13. The Challenge and Benefits of Privatizing
Wilmington's Wastewater Treatment Plant &mdash A Case Study (James H. Sills, Jr.).

14. Houston's Strategy to Secure New Water Supply, Infrastructure, and Maintenance (Lee P. Brown)

15. A New Standard for a Long-Term Lease and Service Agreement (Michael A. Traficante and Peter Alviti, Jr.).

16. North Brunswick's Model Water and Wastewater
Public-Private Contract (Paul J. Matacera and Frank J. Mangravite).

17. Privatization of Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Control Facilities
City of West Haven, Connecticut (H. Richard Borer, Jr.).

18. Phoenix Water Services Reengineers to Improve
Practices and Save Money (Skip Rimsza).

Part VI: A View of the Past and the Future.

19. London's Private Water Supply, 1582-1902 (Nicola Tynan).

20 Deregulated Private Water Supply
A Policy Option for Developing Countries (Penelope J. Brook and Tyler Cowen).

21. The Future
Structural Change and Competition in the UK Water Industry (Rebecca Reehal)

22. Creating Liquidity in an Illiquid Market
How the Internet Can Facilitate the Development of Efficient Water Markets (Patrick J. Meyers).

23. Project Financing of Water Desalination Plants
A Worldwide Trend (James S. Harris).

24. A Public Sector Alternative for the New Millennium (Michael J. Crean).

25. Global Lessons
Options for Improving Water and Wastewater Systems (Paul Seidenstat).