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Are we still falling? Sustainability and equity in the Hungarian water utility services sectorBudapest Management Review - scholarly articlesPublished: 28 of November, 2019

In this article, the authors look at the recent history of the Hungarian water utility sector, dividing it into two essential periods: the pre-2011 and post-2011 periods are separated by the adoption of a globally unique sectoral reform package. At the same time, since 2012 the otherwise positive reform processes have been shadowed by newly introduced financial burdens falling on the sector. They analyze whether under the current regulatory regime it is reasonable to characterise the water utility sector as sustainable and equitable, in as far as the service tariffs are proportionate to the financial capacity of different customer groups.

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