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Appropriate pricing policy needed worldwide for improving water services infrastructure. / Hukka, Jarmo J.; Katko, Tapio S.

In: Journal American Water Works Association, Vol. 107, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. E37-E46.

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Hukka, Jarmo J. ; Katko, Tapio S. / Appropriate pricing policy needed worldwide for improving water services infrastructure. In: Journal American Water Works Association. 2015 ; Vol. 107, No. 1. pp. E37-E46.

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