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Towards a more sustainable surface raw water tariff structure in the Vaal basin : a situational analysis

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dc.contributor.author Dzwairo, Bloodless
dc.contributor.author Otieno, Fredrick Alfred O.
dc.contributor.author Ochieng, George M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-06T08:35:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-06T08:35:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-18
dc.identifier.citation Dzwairo, B., Otieno, F.A.O., Ochieng, G.M. "Towards a more sustainable surface raw water tariff structure in the Vaal basin: A situational analysis". International Journal of the Physical Sciences Vol. 6(29) (2011): pp. 6751-6758 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1992 - 1950
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/794
dc.description.abstract With an increasingly urbanised population, further study was necessary to determine if water could be used more efficiently by applying efficient tariff structures in combination with decision support tools in the form of models. This paper highlighted challenges towards establishing a sustainable surface raw water tariff structure. Limitations of using the pollute-pays principle for setting a surface raw water tariff structure within a highly urbanised environment were noted. A tariff structure in the Upper and Middle Vaal Water management Areas which are part of the Vaal basin in South Africa was shown to promote inequity such that a downstream user paid more for using more polluted water. Recommendations specific to the Vaal basin included adopting a user-pays principle and also use of a model that incorporated variability in surface raw water quality for tariff setting and also for purposes of predicting potable water treatment costs. en_US
dc.format.extent 8 p en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.subject Polluter-pays principle en_US
dc.subject Vaal basin en_US
dc.subject Sustainable tariff structure en_US
dc.subject Urbanised population en_US
dc.subject User-pays principle en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vaal River (South Africa) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water pollution en_US
dc.title Towards a more sustainable surface raw water tariff structure in the Vaal basin : a situational analysis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnum DUT-001294


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