November 5, 2016 Society

International Statistics for Water Services 2016

This report is now in it’s twelfth edition, and this year contains data from 40 countries and 170 cities. For the first time we have been able to gather data from all five continents, a landmark as the report aims to enable high-level comparisons concerning abstraction, consumption, tariff structure and regulation of water services globally.

The data provide a starting point for debate on how services are financed, how various water tariff structures are set up, which measurements of performance service providers use, how they analyze their microeconomics, and how they manage their services efficiently.

The full data are available online. For more information visit:



Water underpins every aspect of human and environmental existence. The severe water challenges facing the world today require an unprecedented global response. IWA members and staff are situated in more than 140 countries worldwide, forming the large... Read full biography