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Water Resources 2030: Policy Recommendations

Liliana Proskuryakova ()

No WP BRP 44/STI/2015, HSE Working papers from National Research University Higher School of Economics

Abstract: The Foresight study presented in this paper is devoted to the sustainable use of water resources in Russia. The authors analyse possible trajectories of development in the three thematic areas (i) sustainability of water systems; (ii) water use by households and in industry; and (iii) new water products and services. The Foresight methods cover expert interviews and seminars, desk research, and policy analysis. The state and corporate policy recommendations for the water sector offered in this study correspond with the water scenarios earlier identified by Saritas et al.: “Nearly ideal future”, “Losses and accidents”, “Problem conservation”, and “National Priority” [Saritas et al., 2015]. For each of these four scenarios, policy recommendations for water companies were identified covering new solutions (including technological innovations), new values and competencies, organisational changes, modernisation of the infrastructure, financial issues, and legal and regulatory changes. Moreover, we recommend certain policy measures and approaches to state policy in the water sector. The paper concludes with the main directions and instruments for the sector’s development, which should be planned and implemented jointly by the government and businesses, as well as other stakeholders (organisations and people).

Keywords: water resources; sustainable water systems; water use; water goods; water services; scenarios; water policy; water governance; water management; Foresight; Russia. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H4 H5 H87 I30 M11 R20 R52 Q01 Q02 Q15 Q18 Q22 Q25 Q26 Q27 Q53 Q54 Q55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-cis and nep-env
Date: 2015
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Published in WP BRP Series: Science, Technology and Innovation / STI, August 2015, pages 1-31

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