An exploration of franchising partnerships for the operation and maintenance of water services infrastructure

2018-02-12T15:10:01Z (GMT) by Kevin Wall Jay Bhagwan Oliver Ive
South African research has found that franchising partnerships could alleviate and address many challenges in the operation and maintenance of water services infrastructure. Franchising brings appropriate training to those on-site, and also offers backup off-site skills together with the incentive to both call for those skills and to make them available. Findings indicate that many opportunities lie in the franchising of suitable elements in the water services value chain, and a selection of these has been modelled on paper. The findings of this research, and that from the continuation of this programme over the next three years, could well be applicable in other nations.