Household’s Willingness to Pay for Safe Drinking Water and Improved Sanitation and Waste Management: A Case Study of Kohat
Author: Waqas Haider

Environmental problems are growing across the globe and are prevailing in Pakistan. There are number of problems linked to it, with associated diseases being the primary problem, followed by scarcity of clean and pure drinking water, proper sanitation and solid waste management. In this study survey data has been constructed from the city of Kohat. Contingent valuation method (CVM) was been used based on which logistic regression model has been estimated to find determinants for willingness to pay for water and waste management in District Kohat. Results indicated significance of education, family size and satisfaction level for water. Income also used to play a significant role in household’s willingness to pay for water. Similarly income, education and family size are found to be significant in relationship with willingness to pay for waste and sanitation. Both income and education were found to play a vital and significant role in determining respondent’s willingness to pay for waste management and sanitation. Based on these findings government can play vital role by initiating educational campaigns following different programs. Further from municipality to higher authorities there is need for storage facilities to avoid usage of unhygienic water for drinking purpose and other day to day usage with increased time for supply. Supervisor:- Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad

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Keywords : Logistic Regression, Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation, Solid Waste Management, Willingness to pay and contingent valuation method
Supervisor: Iftikhar Ahmad

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