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Social Measures ensuring affordability and supporting sustainability

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This solution is a legal solution, developed by the Flemish government, to keep the water invoice affordable for all in Flanders, while respecting the high standards imposed by law in terms of quality, supply and sustainable use.

 

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Providing water and sanitation services for traveling communities in France

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This solution is a legal solution to reduce social inequities in access to water and sanitation. It has been developed by the French government since year 2000.

French law 2000-614 makes it compulsory for local authorities of more than 5,000 inhabitants to construct traveler sites and decree n°2001-569 specified the obligation to provide both water and sanitation.

A system of State subsidies to assist local authorities in building those traveler sites has been created.

 

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Transboundary implementation of the consummer/polluter pays principle

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This solution consists in creating a fund, managed by trans-boundary authorities and financed by the polluter pays principle: each consummer/polluter in each riparian country has to pay an amount of money proportional to its consumption or its pollution.

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Water Tariffs: a tool for Water Regulatory Authorities to improve water use efficiency

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Water scarcity is an ever-growing global problem. Increased population pressures, improved living standards, & growing demand for environmental quality have all prompted governments to find better ways to manage their available water resources. Maharashtra State is the 3rd largest state in India. Read the rest of this entry →

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Short training courses for water professionals

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These short interdiscipinary training courses develop capacity of water professionals worldwide on conflict prevention and resolution, including water law and diplomacy. They can be tailored to regional specificities.

The topics covered and the course interactions help strengthening water diplomacy and support collaboration among professionals from diverse sectors. Read the rest of this entry →

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Community-Managed Water Supply Scheme

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The Community-Managed Water Supply Scheme (CMWSS) provided safe water to urban poor communities of more than 3, 000 households in the three Indian cities of Gwalior, Jabalpur and Indore. The community has formed a legal entity owning the assets and in charge of operation and maintenance and loan recovery.                                                                                                                        Read the rest of this entry →

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