Deep Dive: Getting to the bottom of pricing municipal water and wastewater services

Event Details

  • October 5, 2017
  • 1:00-2:00 pm EST
  • Free
  • Online

Deep Dive: Getting to the bottom of pricing municipal water and wastewater services

The webinar recording is now available.


Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission’s latest report, Only the Pipes Should be Hidden, assesses how well-designed user fees can improve the financial and environmental sustainability of our municipal water and wastewater systems. These systems treat and deliver water for millions of Canadian households and businesses, and are vital to our health, the economy, and the environment. Building on the progress that many municipalities have already made, the report provides a set of 10 best practices that encourage water conservation, fund infrastructure, and improve our water quality.

In this webinar Jonathan Arnold will go through the findings and recommendations of the report, and answer questions.



Research Associate

Jonathan Arnold is a Research Associate with Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. He previously worked as an Economist with Environment Canada’s Regulatory Analysis and Valuation Division in Gatineau, where he worked on developing cost-benefit analysis for industry air pollution regulations. Jonathan earned a Master’s of Public Policy from Simon Fraser University, and wrote his thesis on the economic and environmental costs of road congestion in Metro Vancouver for commercial goods movement. He’s also worked as a Junior Policy Analyst with the British Columbia Business Council and as a Research Assistant at SFU in public policy and economics.

Jonathan was born and raised in Halifax, NS, and has lived in Stockholm, Vancouver, and now Ottawa. As a competitive cyclist, Jonathan spends much of his free time in the bike saddle at Gatineau Park, but can also be found on the basketball court, travelling, hiking, or lounging with a good book.