publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

From intermittent to continuous service: Costs, benefits, equity and sustainability of water system reforms in Hubli-Dharwad, India

Burt, Zachary; Ercümen, Ayşe; Billava, Narayana; Ray, Isha;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2018
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Urban service provision falls somewhere on the continuum of lower-cost, lower-quality, unreliable and intermittent to higher-cost, higher-quality, reliable and continuous. Piped water services in India are generally in the former category, but efforts are underway in some cities to shift to continuous supply. We use a matched-cohort research design to evaluate one such effort: an upgrade to continuous water service in a pilot zone of Hubli-Dharwad, India, while the rest of the city remained on intermittent services. We conducted a survey of ∼4000 households with four rounds of data collection over 15 months. We evaluated the household-level n...
Subjects
free text keywords: Continuous water supply, Cost-benefit analysis, Affordability, Piped water supply, India, Clinical Research, Health Services, Development Studies, Studies in Human Society, Economics, Geography, Planning and Development, Economics and Econometrics, Development, Sociology and Political Science, Present value, Environmental economics, Net present value, Data collection, Cost–benefit analysis, Sustainability, Upgrade, Equity (finance), Socioeconomics, Water industry, business.industry, business
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