Introduction

In cities across the world it has usually been the case that a municipal (public) authority takes responsibility for urban water supply. There are now variations in this service provision. In many countries, private businesses (or operators) have joined in partnership with public authorities to provide water in arrangements called public–private partnerships. This study session explores the concept of public–private partnerships and their application in urban water supply.

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