Public-private partnerships in China's urban water sector

Jin, Z.L. and Mol, A.P.J. and Tao, F. (2008) Public-private partnerships in China's urban water sector. Environmental Management , 41 (6). pp. 863-877.

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During the past decades, the traditional state monopoly in urban water management has been debated heavily, resulting in different forms and degrees of private sector involvement across the globe. Since the 1990s, China has also started experiments with new modes of urban water service management and governance in which the private sector is involved. It is premature to conclude whether the various forms of private sector involvement will successfully overcome the major problems (capital shortage, inefficient operation, and service quality) in China's water sector. But at the same time, private sector involvement in water provisioning and waste water treatments seems to have become mainstream in transitional China

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Environmental Policy Group, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, Hollandseweg 1, 6706, KN, Wageningen, Netherlands
Subjects: Environmental Science
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Syamala
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2011 08:14
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2011 08:14
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