6. Valuing water
Funding for water and sanitation has been beset by problems for many years, partly because many governments have built political support by subsidising the true cost of water supplies (e.g., irrigation has been heavily subsidised in India).

Furthermore, the broad cross-sectoral nature of water supply complicates the issue and perpetuates a situation in which water services are priced below economic levels and the sector remains chronically under-financed. However, with good governance, financially viable water undertakings are in evidence in parts of the world, and these are attracting additional finance from sources other than government and donors. 
Planet Under Pressure »Planet Under Pressure
4. The way ahead »4. The way ahead
Policy Briefs »Policy Briefs
1. Water Security »1. Water Security
Water security – the main issues »Water security – the main issues
6. Valuing water
Valuing the Ocean »Valuing the Ocean
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