One billion people can’t be wrong

David Lloyd Owen presents his fifteenth annual review of PSP in the international water arena. With a seventh of the world’s population now served by the private sector, what’s next in the market for outsourced services?

The total number of people who receive water or wastewater services from the private sector exceeded a billion for the first time earlier this year (1.049 billion, by our definition).
 
Looking at the pattern of contract awards, that billionth person was probably either a new urban dweller living in a new housing development in China, who had never before had a household connection, or an...

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