Waste water treatment through public-private partnerships: The experience of the regional government of Aragon (Spain)

Carpintero Lopez, Samuel and Petersen, O. H. (2014). Waste water treatment through public-private partnerships: The experience of the regional government of Aragon (Spain). In: "3rd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning (CEUP 2014)", 20-22 junio 2014, Wuhan (China). ISBN 978-1-138-00125-1. pp. 535-541.

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Title: Waste water treatment through public-private partnerships: The experience of the regional government of Aragon (Spain)
Author/s:
  • Carpintero Lopez, Samuel
  • Petersen, O. H.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 3rd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning (CEUP 2014)
Event Dates: 20-22 junio 2014
Event Location: Wuhan (China)
Title of Book: Civil engineering and urban planning III
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-138-00125-1
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Instruction; table; figure; headings; deadline; Kyoto
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Construcción
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper analyses the experience of the regional government of Aragon (Spain) that has extensively used public-private partnerships for the construction and operation of waste water treatment plants. The paper argues that although overall the implementation of this PPP program might be considered successful, most projects have experienced significant difficulties and long delays until they have entered in operation. The analysis shows that the main reasons for the problems in the implementation of the program were the rush in implementing it, the inadequate transfer of some risks, and the wrong allocation of some tasks. The paper also illustrates two features of this PPP program that arguably have strongly influenced its successful implementation: the mitigation of demand risk and the rigorous estimations of demand carried out by the regional government.

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Item ID: 41672
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41672/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41672
Official URL: http://www.ceupconf.org/2014/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Jul 2016 15:43
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 15:43
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