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Water Infrastructure Reforms

Institutions
Policy Analysis
Political Economy
Public Policy
Regulation
Policy Change
P449
Thomas Bolognesi
University of Geneva
Eva Lieberherr
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Zürich
Thomas Bolognesi
University of Geneva

Thursday 13:30 - 15:15 (27/08/2020)


Abstract

The water sector entails fix and extensive infrastructure to deliver services. However, the current infrastructure systems face multiple pressures and are in dire need of maintenance, investment, rethinking and reform. While liberalization and New Public Management have been generally pivotal in shaping ongoing reforms, we find a wide diversity of institutional arrangements – with many failed examples. This Panel aims at exploring the interlinkages between infrastructure and institutional systems in the water sector. Important topics include the change of respective institutional arrangements over time and the consequences in terms of accountability and legitimacy, the link between big trends in water infrastructure reforms and (conflicts in) the policy process, or the questioning of centralized infrastructure in terms of efficient service delivery and types of institutional arrangements.

Title Details
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Barriers to Managing Smart Water Infrastructures – A Socio-Technical Network Approach View Paper Details
Change to Preserve: The Evolution of Sector Guiding Paradigms in the Urban Sanitation Sector View Paper Details