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Growing populations and demands from industry and agriculture have led to increased awareness of the social and economic value of water.

Regulations to manage allocation and usage have become more complex driving the value of water-rights substantially higher. As some countries move to water pricing, governments face an increasingly difficult task of managing access to and pricing of one of life’s essential resources. Pressures on the available capital will only increase as demand grows.

New and innovative ways of managing water will be needed in the future if this vital natural resource is to continue to meet the growing demands society places on its water resources.

How we can help

When it comes to water, we can help you strike the difficult balance between social equity and economic growth by:

  • Finding ways to allocate water between competing demands
  • Managing capital required to replace ageing water assets
  • Advising on investment and cost recovery for your water assets
  • Managing costs
  • Delivering asset management strategies and driving operational excellence in your water operations

Read the latest research and reports

  • PPPs and the water sector
    The PPP experience in providing water and wastewater infrastructure in many ways replicated the PPP experience in other sectors of social and economic infrastructure.
  • Economic regulation of the Australian water sector: past, present and future
    Paper presented by Paul Liggins, Deloitte Economics at the Australian Water Association's Annual 2010 Conference.
  • Determining the fair value of Australia’s water infrastructure assets
    Paper presented by Darryn Rundell, Partner and Robin Polson, Partner at the Australian Water Association's Annual 2010 Conference.
  • Propelling forward: managing the talent crunch in the water sector
    The water industry is no different from many others with both the national body and many state-based water industry organizations conducting business and workforce analysis to derive the most appropriate skills sourcing and development strategies to garner talented people. A multitude of options exist... but what are the right ones for the industry?

Dig deeper

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    State of the Water Sector Survey
    The Australian Water Association/Deloitte State of the Water Sector Report 2012 is an analysis of a survey of almost 2000 water professionals about the state of the industry in Australia and the relative importance of the issues it faces
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    Economic regulation of the Australian water sector: past, present and future March 2010
    Deloitte report on determination of prices, monitoring of water management standards and oversight of competition and third party access.
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    Government earmarks $80m for irrigation investment
    The Government is establishing a company to act as a bridging investor for regional water infrastructure development.
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    Getting Ahead of the “Ripple Effect”
    A framework for a water stewardship strategy
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    Into the blue again
    Business challenges in Water Management
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