Towards Sustainable Water Services in Estonia
Analyses and Action Plan
Despite remarkable improvement in water supply and sanitation services, Estonia faces
finance and investment challenges to keep up with social expectations and environmental
health regulations. With downward demographic trends expected to affect water utilities
revenues and the projected phasing out of EU water funding, which was essential in
the rapid improvement of service provision over the last two decades, substantial
efficiency gains are required to transition towards sustainable water service provision.
Towards Sustainable Water Services in Estonia presents a strategy and action plan
to promote efficiency gains for water supply and sanitation services in Estonia, focusing
on the consolidation of service provision. The report provides consolidation scenarios
and accompanying measures, including depreciation methods for granted assets, and
benchmarking methods going beyond cost comparisons to performance levels and the ambition
of development plans. It also shares insights for countries facing similar challenges
or seeking to improve the efficiency of water service provision.
The project was undertaken in collaboration with – and with the financial support
of the Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support of the European Commission.
Available from September 22, 2022
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