Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation

Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation

by Collective (Author)
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pThe provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment. Benefit-to-cost ratios can be as high as 7 to 1 for basic water and sanitation services in developing countries. /p
pWastewater treatment interventions, for example, generate significant benefits for public health, the environment and for certain economic sectors such as fisheries, tourism and property markets. /p
pThe full magnitude of the benefits of water services is seldom considered for a number of reasons, including the difficulty in quantifying important non-economic benefits such as non-use values, dignity, social status, cleanliness and overall well-being. Also, information about the benefits of water services is usually hidden in the technical literature, where it remains invisible to key decision-makers in ministries. /p
pThis report draws together and summarises existing information on the benefits of water and sanitation./p

Book details

Publication date
March 30, 2011
Publisher
ISBN
9789264100817
Paper ISBN
9789264100541
File size
2.77 MB