Global Water Intelligence Magazine's annual Water Tariff Survey
The results of Global Water Intelligence’s 2016 Global Water Tariff Survey, published in October 2016, have revealed the world’s domestic water and wastewater tariffs increased by an average of 3.6% in nominal terms between 1st July 2015 and 2016 to reach $1.98/m3. The average is based on a household usage of 15m3/month measured in 384 cities worldwide. This global rise was outstripped by jumps of 12.7% in Sub-Saharan Africa and 10.3% in Latin America, where utilities were forced to respond to sustained drought conditions as a result of the El Niño climate pattern, and macro-economic upheavals which demanded water rate subsidy cuts.
Water Tariff Survey Features:
- Detailed breakdowns of water and wastewater tariffs from 2011-2016 for over 400 cities around the world.
- Data on water tariffs, utility providers and management types from 2015 to 2016 for 20+ island locations.
- Information on yearly changes to tariff prices, structure and cost per m3 for every location in the survey.
The GWI Water Tariff Survey includes data from over 380 cities and is published annually by Global Water Intelligence. The complete results of the 2016 GWI Water Tariff survey are available to all Global Water Intelligence Magazine subscribers who can view the Tariff Survey on this page as part of their full subscription to GWI.