14 Dec 2016

Interesting links

  1. Q: Why do research papers have so many authors? A: Academics are padding their CVs
  2. Academics Without Borders works to promote development. I signed up.
  3. Flint, two years (and not fixed) later. By my calculations, it will be around $650 million to replace pipes ($25,000/house). My question is whether that money would be better spent helping people leave the city "that's a 'hood everywhere."
  4. "Fidel Castro is dead" - a long obituary of a liberator and tyrant
  5. How to Hide $400 Million -- The Rich are different from us, they have more money pay no taxes.
  6. An Arabic view of Trump
  7. "How did you get your job, testing hallucinogenic drugs?"
  8. Speaking of entrepreneurs, watch this video I took of Muhammad Yunus (Grameen Bank founder, Nobel Peace Prize winner) explaining why we ALL can be entrepreneurs
  9. "When is desalination the right choice?" (including some of my comments)
  10. IBNET has water tariffs for 4,000+ utilities in 188 countries. IWA has them for 170 cities in 40 countries. IWA should merge their data with IBNET and help us all.

H/T to JM


aguayaseo said...

Hi David: Ibenet base tariffs have big problems of quality; for example, for Argentina it shows a range of 0.42 to 2.16 USD/m3 for all the period 2012-2016. But this information in only of 2015 and 2016. In 2016 it shows an average of 1.84 and a range of 1.53 to 2.16 USD/m3. but when you explore the companies where this number came from no one shows that big prices. I know tariffs of Argentina (and many other Latam countries where I work) and a can say any city in Argentina pay, in average, more than 1 USD/m3 and almost all pay half of that.

David Zetland said...

Definitely contact Sasha at IBNET (email me for his email if you cannot get it on the site), as he's always pursuing ACCURATE prices.

alexander danilenko said...

Dear Aquaiseo: Thank you for your comments. It seems you are mistaken. The tariffs in Argentina are here http://tariffs.ib-net.org/VisualSearch/IndexByCountryCurrUSD?CountryId=107&YearId=0&ServiceId=2
Our tariff information is connected to the data source (on the tariff grid tab for every utility in the system, and with all updates available there. Kindly use it too for your research.

In any case, we would be happy to correct any error or wrong data in the system. Kindly contact me directly at adanilenko@worldbank.org

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