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Privatization of Water Supply in the Global Water Crisis: An Analysis of the Threats and Opportunities of Private Sector Involvement

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Rikkonen, Pasi
dc.contributor.author Törnqvist, Elli
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-09T16:05:10Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-09T16:05:10Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/107317
dc.description.abstract Objectives The main objective of this study was to identify if and how the private water sector could be used to combat the current global water crisis. Specifically, the threats and opportunities of private sector involvement in extending the water network and guaranteeing access to sufficient, safe water supply in the future were examined. Summary Water is essential to human existence and a basis for multiple aspects of environmental, political and social justice. Although nations and intergovernmental organizations have made official commitments to improving access to safe, sufficient, and affordable water supply, the public water sector has been unable to achieve these goals. Therefore, this research conducted qualitative interviews with experts in the industry to determine ways in which the private water sector can be safely utilized to fight globally increasing water scarcity. Conclusions The qualitative research concluded that the private sector is needed in solving the global water crisis. Corporations were found to be especially beneficial in the three following ways: - Efficiency, dynamicity, and ability to achieve cost recovery - Innovation, technological development, and know-how - Construction, maintenance, and technological skills It was also discovered that contracts, preconditions, regulatory tools and governance are significant in sustainably including the private sector in water supply. The conclusions of this thesis offer useful information for both private and public sectors. The tools presented can be used to further accomplish universal water supply. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Privatization of Water Supply in the Global Water Crisis: An Analysis of the Threats and Opportunities of Private Sector Involvement en
dc.type G1 Kandidaatintyö fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Mikkelin kampus fi
dc.subject.keyword commercialization en
dc.subject.keyword human rights en
dc.subject.keyword privatization en
dc.subject.keyword water supply en
dc.subject.keyword water resource management en
dc.subject.keyword water en
dc.subject.keyword private sector en
dc.subject.keyword public sector en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-202105096576
dc.type.ontasot Bachelor's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Kandidaatintyö fi
dc.programme (Mikkeli) Bachelor’s Program in International Business en

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