The role of legal frameworks in enabling transparency in water utilities’ regulation

  • Mohamad Mova Al'Afghani

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    This thesis evaluates transparency in the context of water utilities’ regulation by comparing legal frameworks in three jurisdictions: Victoria (Australia), England (United Kingdom) and Jakarta (Indonesia). Each of these jurisdictions is selected because of their particular ownership and regulatory model. The thesis analyses whether specific ownership or regulatory models will have implications for transparency.

    The terms “transparency” and “water utilities’ regulation” are first defined and form the thesis’ analytical framework. This is then applied against the three jurisdictions compared. By evaluating each of the three jurisdictions, the thesis expects to provide explanation on how transparency is enabled or inhibited by the legal frameworks. The thesis recommends a solution by comparing the three jurisdictions and generating “lessons learned”.
    Date of Award2012
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorSarah Hendry (Supervisor) & Patricia Wouters (Supervisor)


    • water
    • transparency
    • regulation
    • utilities
    • governance
    • natural monopoly
    • information
    • disclosure
    • corporate
    • Privatisation
    • Private Sector Participation (PSP)
    • law
    • water law
    • environment
    • concession
    • contract
    • Indonesia
    • England
    • Victoria
    • comparative
    • public private
    • freedom of information
    • environmental information
    • administrative law
    • liberalisation
    • Jakarta

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