SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology

Water Management in Italy

Governance, Performance, and Sustainability

Authors: Guerrini, Andrea, Romano, Giulia

  • Gives a compact but comprehensive view of water policy in Italy
  • Describes the Italian water sector from governance to sustainability
  • Presents original results based on empirical surveys
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This book describes the water sector as it is structured in Italy. The first part describes the legal framework which rules the sector in Italy, its evolution since the last 20 years, and its weaknesses. The second part describes the governance of Italian water utilities, distinguishing full public-owned companies from public-private partnership and private companies. The third part reports insights on water utilities performance to enquire the presence of economies by scope, scale and density in the Italian water sector, and to verify the presence of any differences in terms of efficiency and tariffs among public and private firms. The fourth part describes the investment policies carried out by water utilities, observing the total amount of per capita investments and the actual realization of planned investments. The fifth part describes if and how utilities applied water conservation practices to incentive the sustainable water use.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Guerrini, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • The Italian Water Industry

    Guerrini, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 5-15

  • The Determinants of Water Utilities Performance

    Guerrini, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

  • Investments Policies and Funding Choices

    Guerrini, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • Water Demand Management and Sustainability

    Guerrini, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 55-83

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07818-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07817-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Management in Italy
Book Subtitle
Governance, Performance, and Sustainability
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07818-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07818-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-07817-5
Series ISSN
2194-7244
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 88
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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