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A tale of two cities: public participation and sustainability in decision-making on water systems in two Polish cities

A tale of two cities: public participation and sustainability in decision-making on water systems in two Polish cities

De La Motte, Robin (2007) A tale of two cities: public participation and sustainability in decision-making on water systems in two Polish cities. Utilities Policy, 15 (2). pp. 134-142. ISSN 0957-1787 (doi:10.1016/j.jup.2007.01.005)

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Abstract

Like all transition countries in Eastern Europe, Poland after 1990 faced the problem of how to deal with a legacy of poor or non-existent water and wastewater systems, which required large-scale investment to meet environmental and consumer concerns. It faced this problem, along with rising public pressure and, later, the external factor of European Union standards, whilst undergoing a radical economic and political transformation. This paper looks at two Polish cities, Gdańsk and Łódź, and compares and contrasts their experiences in meeting these challenges, drawing on reports carried out for the European Union-funded WaterTime project.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper published in special issue of Utilities Policy, Volume 15, Issue 2 (June 2007) - entitled The Watertime Project, and edited by David Hall.
Uncontrolled Keywords: privatisation, water services, decision-making, Gdańsk, Łódź, Poland
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6940

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