The privatization process in the water industry is often a much discussed topic worldwide within the contexts of economic efficiency and social responsibility. As are the topics of organizing the market, transparency, private providers, and the nature of ownership of water infrastructure. The article describes the specific approach to transforming the water industry in the Czech Republic, its mechanisms, the role of the state, cities, and municipalities, and the private sector. A comparative analysis of the data describes the current state of key indicators of the industry and the state in 1993, such as number of owners and operators, connectivity to water infrastructure, consumer consumption, water losses, number of waste water plants etc. Article also describes the current condition of the market and affirms the significant development of Czech water industry since the beginning of the 1990s.
Authors: Michael Fanta
Keywords: water management, transformation, privatization