Clear as water: water industry transparency in the United Kingdom

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Abstract

This paper examines privatisation and access to environmental information
within the United Kingdom. Focusing on the privatised water industry in England and Wales, this paper presents the results of an empirical investigation into the
transparency practices of the privatised water companies since 2015, when it was
decided that they are public authorities for the purposes of the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). Through this investigation, the paper explores
potential methods and challenges of measuring transparency. The findings will inform a larger project on the relationship between privatisation and public access to official information in the UK, with the aim of identifying recommendations for legislative reform.

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ConferenceGlobal Conference on Transparency Research
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period26/06/1927/06/19
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Keywords

  • privatisation
  • water industry
  • environmental information
  • transparency

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Ferguson, E. C. (2019). Clear as water: water industry transparency in the United Kingdom. 1-16. Paper presented at Global Conference on Transparency Research, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ferguson, Erin C. / Clear as water : water industry transparency in the United Kingdom. Paper presented at Global Conference on Transparency Research, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.16 p.
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