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Presentation - Water pricing and cost-recovery, Gari Villa-Landa

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Water pricing and cost-recovery
Gari Villa-Landa
Co-Chair EurEau Committee Economic & Legal Affairs

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EurEau. Water Matters. eureau.org
EurEau - Who we are
~ EurEau is the European
federation of water services
~ We represent...

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EurEau - What we do
~ Our experts exchange knowledge
~ We establish positions
~ We engag...

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Presentation - Water pricing and cost-recovery, Gari Villa-Landa

  1. 1. Water pricing and cost-recovery Gari Villa-Landa Co-Chair EurEau Committee Economic & Legal Affairs
  2. 2. EurEau. Water Matters. eureau.org EurEau - Who we are ~ EurEau is the European federation of water services ~ We represent 35 national associations of drinking and waste water operators from 30 European countries ~ We represent both the public and private sector ~ With 470,000 direct jobs, we make a significant contribution to the European economy
  3. 3. EurEau. Water Matters. eureau.org EurEau - What we do ~ Our experts exchange knowledge ~ We establish positions ~ We engage with EU policy makers.
  4. 4. EurEau. Water Matters. eureau.org Water pricing and cost-recovery Cost recovery ~ Full cost recovery / sustainable cost recovery / broad cost recovery ~ Special focus on environmental & resource costs
  5. 5. EurEau. Water Matters. eureau.org Water pricing and cost-recovery Water services & water uses ~ Water services / water uses / water users / beneficiaries / polluters ~ ECJ ruling C525/12 (2014) - Article 9(4) of the WFD ~ Non implementation of Art.9 as reason for not achieving the goals of WFD ~ Court of Auditors Report Polluter Pays Principle: ~ Domestic use: covers most of costs DW & WW (consume 10% water) ~ Agriculture as main consumer but contributing the less to cost recovery ~ Agriculture represents also the biggest source of diffuse pollution
  6. 6. EurEau. Water Matters. eureau.org Water pricing and cost-recovery Affordability ~ Definition Right to Water UN ~ OECD data (report 2020): ~ Potential for increasing tariffs ~ Not including increase costs due to several factors: CC, Energy, circular economy, pollutants of emerging concern ~ Tariff structure: ~ Fixed nature costs (80% total costs are fixed costs) ~ incentives to save water ~ Broader involvement Commissions’ DGs (SANTE, AGRI, GROW, CLIMA…)
  7. 7. EurEau. Water Matters. eureau.org Water pricing and cost-recovery Polluter Pays Principle ~ Commissions’ Recommendations 2024 ~ Better implementation ~ Zero Pollution Action Plan
  8. 8. EurEau. Water Matters. www.eureau.org Rue du Luxembourg 47-51, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium Tel: +32 (0)2 706 40 80 secretariat@eureau.org Thank you for your attention Gari Villa-Landa – gteureau@aeas.es Co-Chair EurEau Committee Economic & Legal Affairs Head of International Affairs – AEAS (Spanish Association Water Supply & Sanitation)

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