PROJECTS

Water Resource Regulatory Framework, Philippines

The problem

The National Water Resources Board needed to identify efficient and defensible rules for water allocation in the Philippines. Farmers were dissatisfied with how scarce water was being allocated between urban and agricultural uses. The lack of clear allocation rules was also making it difficult to procure new bulk water supply public-private partnership projects as uncertainty made them unbankable.

How we helped

Castalia developed an economic framework for water allocation. Proposing a market for water rights would not have been politically acceptable, so, we used market principles and expected market outcomes to derive allocation rules. These rules could be applied by the National Water Resources Board under the existing legislation to achieve outcomes that were more predictable, generally similar to what could have been expected with a functioning water rights markets, and socially acceptable.

Impact

The economic framework that Castalia developed and principles that were defined have ensured that there is now a more predictable and efficient regime for the management of water scarcity in the Philippines. This more secure basis for privately financed bulk water supply has underpinned successful implementation of a number of large-scale PPPs, such as the Bulacan Bulk Water project.

Our team

Alex Sundakov

Alex Sundakov

Executive Director
David Ehrhardt

David Ehrhardt

Chief Executive

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WASHINGTON, DC
+1 (202) 466-6790
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
United States of America

SYDNEY
+61 (2) 9231 6862
Suite 19.01, Level 19, 227 Elizabeth Street
Australia

AUCKLAND
+64 (4) 913 2800
74D France Street, Newton South
New Zealand

WELLINGTON
+64 (4) 913 2800
Level 2, 88 The Terrace
New Zealand

PARIS
+33 (0)1 84 60 02 00
64-66 Rue des Archives
France

BOGOTÁ
+57 (1) 508 5794
Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-127
Colombia

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WASHINGTON, DC
+1 (202) 466-6790
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
United States of America

SYDNEY
+61 (2) 9231 6862
Suite 19.01, Level 19, 227 Elizabeth Street
Australia

AUCKLAND
+64 (4) 913 2800
74D France Street, Newton South
New Zealand

WELLINGTON
+64 (4) 913 2800
Level 2, 88 The Terrace
New Zealand

PARIS
+33 (1) 73 44 26 97
6 Rue Duret
France

BOGOTÁ
+57 (1) 508 5794
Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-127
Colombia

Thinking for a better world.

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