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Why Water Pricing and Management in Singapore Needs to be More Ambitious | Brink Asia

Why Water Pricing and Management in Singapore Needs to be More Ambitious | Brink Asia

A recent poll in Singapore’s national daily, The Straits Times, showed that 75 percent of Singaporeans have no idea what their monthly water bill is. Yet, when the Singapore government recently announced that the country’s water price would be increased in two stages, they opened the sluice gates to a torrent of mainstream and social media comments […]

Debating the real cost of drinking water — Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada | Malay Mail Online

Debating the real cost of drinking water — Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada | Malay Mail Online

FEBRUARY 21 — Singapore’s decision to raise water prices after 17 years is to be applauded. Studies show that pricing can affect behaviour, and there is strong evidence to suggest that under-priced or free water leads to very inefficient uses of water, including increased wastage. Take the case of Doha, the capital of Qatar, where […]

The Inequities of Water Pricing | PPIC Blog

The Inequities of Water Pricing | PPIC Blog

California’s residential water pricing is highly variable, with some of the state’s poorest communities paying many times more for water than neighboring towns and cities. We talked to JR DeShazo—director of the Luskin Center for Innovation at UCLA and a member of the PPIC Water Policy Center research network—about his work to document the inequities […]

Don’t let California’s water pricing tiers fall | LA Times

Don’t let California’s water pricing tiers fall | LA Times

Municipal water agencies deny that the sole purpose of tiered pricing — in which users pay more per gallon as they use more gallons — is to encourage conservation, but such rate structures just happen to provide fair and sensible incentives for Californians to use their most precious public resource wisely and with respect for […]

Water pricing in the real world | Global Water Intelligence

Water pricing in the real world | Global Water Intelligence

How much do people pay for water when they don’t have a utility service? It is an important question because it is only when you can see what people are already paying that the economics of extending utility services become obvious. In this month’s Global Water Intelligence David Lloyd Owen has collected some data on […]

This is why the price of water needs to go up substantially | Moneyweb

This is why the price of water needs to go up substantially | Moneyweb

Proposed revisions to South Africa’s water pricing strategy are as broad as they are complex, but what is clear is that water will become significantly more expensive in the future. The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWAS) has gazetted a draft of the revised water pricing strategy, which outlines a theoretical framework that would engender a […]

The Arizona Corporation Commission, water issues and your pocketbook | Arizona Capitol Times

The Arizona Corporation Commission, water issues and your pocketbook | Arizona Capitol Times

Historical pricing behaviors with cost-of-service principles enhance allocative efficiency: Customers of systems with higher costs pay higher rates and customers of systems with lower costs pay lower rates. The degree of subsidy or inefficiency introduced with single-tariff pricing (EPCOR district consolidations), depends in part on the differential in costs among systems. In this case, it […]

Santa Fe Cuts Water Consumption By Imposing Tiered Pricing Model : NPR

Santa Fe Cuts Water Consumption By Imposing Tiered Pricing Model : NPR

BLOCK: And one of the things you’ve done there in Santa Fe is tiered water pricing – higher rates for water gluttons. You use more, you pay more. How does it work exactly? GONZALES: Well, it’s pretty simple. We have two tiers. The first tier is $6.06 for the first 1,000 to 7,000 gallons. Thereafter, […]

Pricing News Daily > 3/3/15

Pricing News Daily > 3/3/15

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals. This Edition is brought to you by: Asia Pricing Professionals Asia Pricing Professionals (APP) is a not-for-profit community of pricing management practitioners. Our key objective is to […]

Why Markets Can’t Price the Priceless | The American Prospect

Why Markets Can’t Price the Priceless | The American Prospect

Water sources for many Southwestern cities such as Las Vegas and Phoenix are drying up. Meanwhile, most Eastern cities have ample supplies but decaying infrastructure that can’t handle the more frequent and severe flooding brought on by climate change. The Cato Institute and Reason Foundation are part of a libertarian movement arguing that market pricing […]