Popis / Abstract:
Investing into water infrastructure and water and sewerage construction is not just a matter of meeting the technical standards required by law. In the wider context of local development, it is a local policy of improving the quality of life, creating attractiveness and competitiveness, and last but not least, it is the issue of safe access to drinking water and the prevention of infections and diseases. The investment projects are very costly, amounting to tens of millions of euros. The article focuses on three related research questions: How much investments help local development; how do they fulfil their declared goals and what structural barriers we may identify in their optimal targeting and exploitation. In conclusion, research results indicate the need for better planning of future investments, considering the demographic trends and development potential of the given city or village. Results also point to a low rate of household connection to the newly built infrastructure. Problems of connections and low use indicate growing social disparities and the need to coordinate the construction of water infrastructure with other social and economic investments such as employment support and wage increases.
Kľúčové slová / Keywords:
Water Infrastructure, Local Development
Ako citovať / How to Cite:
R. Filčák, A. Rochovská. 2018. Water, People and Bills in the Bodva Micro – Region: Investments and Connection to Water Infrastructure as an Indicator of Structural Problems. In Prognostické práce – Foresight, Analysis and Reccomendations / PP – FAR, vol. 10, no. 1-2, pp.91-112. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/PPFAR.2018.10.007
R. Filčák, A. Rochovská. (2018). Water, People and Bills in the Bodva Micro – Region: Investments and Connection to Water Infrastructure as an Indicator of Structural Problems. In Prognostické práce – Foresight, Analysis and Reccomendations / PP – FAR, 10 (1-2), 91-112. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/PPFAR.2018.10.007