Public-private partnerships as catalysts for community-based water infrastructure development: The Border WaterWorks Program in Texas and New Mexico colonias

Lemos, M.C., D. Austin, R. Merideth, and R. G. Varady. 2002. Public-private partnerships as catalysts for community-based water infrastructure development: The Border WaterWorks Program in Texas and New Mexico colonias, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 20(2):281-95.

Examines the Border WaterWorks Program as a model for the provision of water-supply and wastewater infrastructure in colonias of Texas and New Mexico; assesses—within a framework of public-private partnerships—the program’s flexibility of operations, ability to acquire and leverage resources, involvement of colonias’ residents, accountability and compatibility with public policy, and dependence on public funds.