ECONOMIC CONSULTING ASSOCIATES

Ofwat regulatory support

ECA staff were seconded to Ofwat during its PR19 price control to support two specific areas: the development of a financial incentive for England and Wales water companies to improve customer service, and the analysis of sector-wide company performance as part of the...

Worldwide analysis of water and sanitation tariffs

ECA drafted 15 discussion papers on water supply and sanitation (WSS) tariffs for the World Bank’s water sector specialists. The papers provide detailed guidance to advisors and policymakers on pricing WSS services to best attain the often-competing goals of the...

Options for scaling up non-utility/non-piped water services

ECA worked with the World Bank to deepen its understanding of viable models for providing non-utility/non-piped water services to urban areas of cities in developing countries across the world. The assignment examined the roles of technological innovations and...

Water company cost of capital and financial performance analysis, UK

ECA has provided advice to the Consumer Council for Water over several years on two topics related to water company performance and pricing. The first has addressed the appropriate weighted average cost of capital for the water companies, in planning for Ofwat’s PR14...

Water and wastewater tariffs, Saudi Arabia

ECA and PWC undertook a major study to propose a new regulatory framework and new tariffs for water/sewerage services to the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority. ECA’s inputs included preparing a new incentive-based regulatory framework, modelling...

Restructuring water-wastewater tariffs, Lebanon

ECA assisted Oxfam in Lebanon in the development of a framework for introducing consumption-based water and wastewater tariffs. Recommendations were based on case studies from national, regional, and global experience in strategies towards water tariff...