Water shold be costed so that it is valued, and fees should be transparent and contribute to adequate cost recovery with consideration of social, economic and environmental effects. There is a need for targeted subsidies to assist the poor. Water pollution fees for point sources can reduce discharges.
Workshop 6 (synthesis): water pricing
M. Rouse, U.-B. Fallenius, C. Tortajada; Workshop 6 (synthesis): water pricing. Water Sci Technol 1 March 2003; 47 (6): 185–187. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2003.0392
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