Meeting the Water Challenges in Asian Cities: Up-Scaling Successful Practices

Water is supplied through a variety of institutional arrangements that exist, both within public and private sectors. There are lessons to be learnt from all of them.

The underlying system that drives incentives and accountability is more important to ensure efficiency service delivery rather than a choice between public and private sectors. Meeting the requirements of urban poor requires changing existing practices and adopting non-traditional practices which may be more flexible yet effective in delivering water to such consumers.