The water industry faces significant challenges. It has to deal with the effects of climate change on water resources and increasing investment needs in both water and wastewater networks.
Our water practice combines an in-depth knowledge of the sector – political, regulatory, socio-economic and commercial – with the ability to apply advanced economic modelling techniques when analysing problems for companies, investors and regulators.
We have been closely involved in the economic regulation of water, even before privatisation began in the UK. We help companies comply with the regulatory regime and advise them on tariff setting and regulatory strategy. We advise regulators and governments on the design and impact of policies. Outside the UK, we have advised on industry restructuring, on the design of regulations, and assessing the financial viability of reform programmes and their welfare impact.
We combine our experience of the water industry with our knowledge of other utility and regulated sectors, in the UK and abroad. Our expertise enables us to provide an exceptional insight into the economic issues that affect the water industry.
Frontier Economics is continuing its expansion in Europe, moving to its own offices in Paris today. We have been active in France since 2003, and in recent years we have seen a steady increase in demand for our services in France. After establishing a permanent Paris-based team, this latest move confirms our continued commitment to the French market.