Reminder: Webinar on Water Privatization Next Tuesday!

This is a kind reminder of our upcoming webinar on water privatization, where you will have a unique opportunity to join the presentations and discussions of the editor (Prof. Mildred Warner, Cornell University) and authors of the special issue "Water Privatization: Lessons and Pitfalls", recently published in Utilities Policy.

This special issue analyzes privatization in water. Historically, the key questions around water privatization were related to efficiency, costs, and prices, but the debate also needs to address broader questions of regulation and governance. This special issue includes the most recent studies of ownership and performance with papers from the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

Join us for a Webinar!
Time: November 16, 2021, 3 PM (UTC)
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Schedule and Presenters:
Renan P. Almeida, Federal University of Sao Joal del Rei, Brazil.
Presentation on the Urban and Regional Economics Working Group – YSI/INET

Mildred Warner, Cornell University, US.
Introduction to the Special Issue

Costs and Performance (1:15h)

Gregory Pierce, UCLA, US
Multifaceted intra-city water system arrangements in California: Influences and implications for residents

Kyle Onda, UNC, US
Water systems in California: Ownership, geography, and affordability

Andreas Polk, ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Germany
Do political links influence water prices? Determinants of water prices in Germany

Gabriella D'Amore, University of Naples, Italy
Ownership and sustainability of Italian water utilities: The stakeholder role

  • Break – 10 min*

History, Finance and Control (1:25h)
Renan Almeida, UFSJ, Brazil
Water and sanitation governance between austerity and financialization

David McDonald, Queen's University, Canada
From pragmatic to politicized? The future of water remunicipalization in the United States

Mildred Warner, Cornell, US
US privatization and reverse privatization rates

Marcela Gonzalez Rivas, University of Pittsburgh, US
Pittsburgh’s translocal social movement: A case of the new public water