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The Economics of Water and Waste: A Case Study of Jakarta, Indonesia

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By: Richard C Porter

Ashgate Publishing Limited

Hardback | Jul 1996 | #59196 | ISBN: 1859723500
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This monograph, produced for USAID's Environmental Policy and Training Project, examines basic urban environmental services in Jakarta. The background to Jakarta's environment and its people is outlined, and there is a description of drinking water provision, waste water treatment, and solid waste collection in the city. The author observes that budgetary constraints restrict the provision of first-class environmental services to the rich; yet he concludes that public provision of services to the poor is essential and offers lessons to be learned from Jakarta's expeience.


Drinking water; wastewater; solid waste; on covering costs; lessons for and from Jakarta. Appendices: the opportunity cost of an aquifer; the optimal spacing of standpipes; "lifeline" pricing for equity, efficiency and revenue; the optimal timing of large infrastructure investments; monopsony middlemen and the recycling commons; the concept of "long-run marginal cost"; elements of a benefit-cost analysis of cleaning one river.

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