The Water Business: Understanding the Water Supply and Wastewater Industry
Including complete coverage of the water supply and wastewater industry as a business, this primer explains how the industry operates, how it developed, the political and economic issues that shape its progress, and the regulatory system, as well.
This thorough explanation of the financial structure of the water industry in a form comprehensible to non-accountants will be a benefit to supervisory employees, regulators, buyers investors and academics.
Chapters include: Water Basics, Operations, Development and Structure of the Industry, Regulation and Economics, Financial Structure, International Issues, and valuable Appendices.
Details and Features:
AUTHOR: LEONARD HYMAN
AVAILABILITY: This title usually ships within 1 to 2 weeks.
7 x 10 inches
Table of Contents:
PART I: WATER BUSINESS
Defining Water: Properties and Issues
Water Supply and Sewage
Regulation, Finance, and Ownership
PART II: OPERATIONS
Introduction to Water Operations
The Public Water Supply System
The Collection and Treatment of Sewage
Supply, Demand, and Suppliers
PART III: DEVELOPMENT AND STRUCTURE OF THE INDUSTRY
The Old World
The Eastern Half of the U.S.
Western Water Resources
Private Water Companies
Water and Health
PART IV: REGULATION, PRICING, AND ECONOMICS
The Development of Public Utility Regulation
What is a Public Utility?
The Purposes and Drawbacks of Regulation
Setting the Rate of Return
The Economic Allocation of Water Resources
Water Rights and Water Trading
PART V: FINANCIAL STRUCTURE
The Basics of Corporate Organization and Finance
Government Water Supply Organization and Finance
The Statement of Incomes and Retained Earnings
The Balance Sheet
The Statement of Cash Flows
The Market and per Share Ratios and Ratings
Financial Results on the Books and in the Marketplace
PART VI: INTERNATIONAL ISSUES
The Need for Clean Water and Sanitation: Regional Patterns
PART VII: CONCLUSION
The Future of the Water Business