#SIWISofa: Political Economy of Water Pricing

Thursday 27 August | 10.00-10.30 | Room: Exhibition Hall

Given the projected future pressures on water, treating it as a valuable resource will become increasingly important. The interest in water pricing instruments is likely to increase, to expand the toolbox for managing demand for water.  To date, the use of water pricing for purposes other than raising revenue for water services is limited, especially in the developing world. One reason for this is the high level of institutional capacity needed for the pricing instruments to function as intended. More multi-stakeholder discussions are needed around how financial, social and environmental policy outcomes can be combined through water pricing.