The accelerated programme of global privatization and deregulation in the provision of water and waste water services presents a minefield of issues for the industry professional. Setting the scene with a thorough introduction to water resource issues, "Water Privatisation" critically examines the new role played by trans-national corporations in managing and distributing water worldwide. Written from an organizational and institutional perspective, the authors propose new structures of water management at local, national and international scales allowing for the implementation of simple, cohesive and effective policies. Drawing from cutting-edge research in public administration, this book should be an essential tool for enabling the water and waste water services professional, be they producer, operator or regulator to communicate within a clear regulatory framework.