NERI Seminar: Assessing Funding Models for Water Services Provision

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Daragh McCarthy

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Tom McDonnell speaking at the NERI seminar on funding water services

The Institute hosted its November research seminar in INTO Learning Centre yesterday afternoon. Dr Tom McDonnell presented his recent working paper on funding models for water services provision.

Working on the premise of water charges being introduced, the paper recommends combining a volume based pricing structure with a system of income related water credits ensuring that a combination of water charges and low income does not become a barrier to vulnerable households accessing water and wastewater services. The working paper accompanying today's seminar is available here and a recent blog by Tom Healy on the subject water charges can be found here. Slides from the presentation can be accessed below:

The NERI seminar series aims to provide a forum for the presentation of research on topics of relevance to Irish public policy (North and South). The seminars take the format of 40 minute presentation followed by a questions and answers. The series will continue through to July 2015. See the Events page for detail on upcoming seminars.

McDonnell, T. A. (2014), ‘Assessing Funding Models for Water Services Provision in Ireland’ NERI Working Paper , 2014/21. Dublin , NERI.

Mc Donnell T.A. (2014) Assessing Funding Models for Water Services Provision. Presentation given at the NERI Seminar Series, 12 November 2014


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