n IMIESA - Formulating a waste discharge charge system for South Africa : water strategy

Volume 30, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



Extracted from text ... IMIESA JULY 2005 - 43 The WDCS is a sub-component of the water pricing strategy, introducing economic instruments to encourage all role players to internalise the social, economic and ecological costs associated with discharging or disposing of waste through water and to reduce the amount of wastewater that is disposed of into the environment. While much of the pricing strategy focuses on water use in terms of volumes abstracted or discharged, the WDCS component specifically addresses the impact that is caused by the discharge, and the waste that is contained within it. The overarching intention is to reduce the ..

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