Spain faces call to double water tariffs

A recent conference in Madrid tackled the thorny issue of how to achieve cost recovery through appropriate water pricing mechanisms. There were some surprising conclusions.

Spanish municipalities will have to raise their water tariffs by 100% over the next five years in order to resolve the growing challenges of financing Spain’s water sector, a Madrid conference heard in January.

AEAS – the association of Spanish water supply and treatment companies which organised the conference on water pricing – is convinced that this is the only way to...

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