Privatization and Water Supply/Treatment Projects

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by Brantley Liddle, (S.M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water:

Abstract: Privatization is often mentioned as a way to get much needed, but difficult to finance infrastructure projects delivered for both developed and developing countries. However, the suitability of the privatization strategy and its likelihood of success depend on the goals of privatization, the nature of the industry to be privatized, and the level of development in the country. This paper will analyze how successful various privatization strategies will be at achieving/addressing a number of goals/conserns for water supply/treatment projects in North America.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Privatization | Developing countries | Infrastructure | Industries | North America

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