European Liberalisation Tendencies - Implications for the German Water Sector
The Technical University Berlin hosted the conference "Water - Economic Good, Weapon, Human Right" on 9 February 2005. Ecologic Associate Britta Pielen spoke on the recent trends towards liberalisation in European water policy and the implications for the German water sector. Over the last years, the water and sanitation sector has increasingly been put under reform pressure. In particular at the European level, a political trend towards liberalising the provision of water services can be observed. These attempts are generally justified by the supposedly positive experiences with the liberalisation of other network industries as well as with stricter environmental and quality requirements.
The presentation gives an overview on the German modernisation strategy for the water sector, presents recent European developments, and highlights their implications for the German water sector.
The presentation is available for download [pdf, 181 kb, German].
This activity is linked to the EUROMARKET project in which Ecologic is participating.