Water: Challenges, drivers and solutions

PwC has published a report on the dynamics and patterns of water management to support the development of models for tomorrow. Water has become one of the leading modern day challenges in this early part of the third millennium as increases in population, human activity and climate changes have made water a scarce resource.

Water management has consequently become both difficult and complex and is now a central concern for many – public and private operators, elected officials, associations and citizen-consumers.

This report looks at a number of the issues:

  • The major challenges and stabilizing factors for the water sector
  • Key players in the water value chain
  • Private operators: competitive forces, models and risks
  • Economic analysis of costs, pricing, recovery and financing of services
  • Pointers towards tomorrow’s solutions – governance, technological innovations and financing