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The Governance of Water Regulators, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Abstract
The establishment of dedicated regulatory bodies in charge of regulating water services, whilst being recent, is nevertheless a consistent trend among OECD and non-OECD countries. This report presents a picture as of September 2014 of the governance arrangements, operational modalities and use of regulatory tools across a sample of 34 established water regulators. It relies on the OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy: The Governance of Regulators to structure the information collected through a survey exercise. It has been developed in close co-operation with the OECD Network of Economic Regulators (NER). The results from the survey show that the 34 water regulators show generally a high level of adoption of good governance principles and practices. They display functions and powers that are in line with their objectives. Water regulators also show a strong culture of consultation. Other areas, in particular evaluation of regulatory impacts, could be further strengthened
Table Of Contents
United Kingdom/England and Wales -- Ukraine -- Romania -- Portugal -- Foreword and acknowledgements -- Peru -- Mozambique -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- Belgium/Flanders -- United States/Ohio -- Australia/Western Australia -- United States/Maine -- United States/Hawaii -- Australia/Victoria -- United Kingdom/Scotland -- United Kingdom/Northern Ireland -- Australia/New South Wales -- Water tariff setting methodologies in selected territories -- Estonia -- Colombia -- Participants in the OECD Survey on the Governance of Water Regulators -- Uruguay -- Chile -- United States/West Virginia -- Bulgaria -- United States/Tennessee -- Brazil/Rio Grande do Sul -- United States/Pennsylvania -- Overview of regulatory frameworks for water services in selected countries -- Malaysia -- Executive summary -- Latvia -- Kosovo -- Results of the OECD Survey on the Governance of Water Regulators -- Italy -- Albania -- Ireland -- Australia/Capital Territory -- Glossary -- Indonesia -- Hungary -- Armenia -- Selected examples of water performance indicators
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (118 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9789264231092

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