The cost of water

Jurisdiction: Victoria

How can we use data to achieve an equitable way of distributing the costs of providing clean water to residents?

Clean water is an essential service, and yet for many, water bills are a big burden.

In our cities, the current model is that charges for water usage and the provision of water is charged equally to residential properties. It doesn’t take into account factors such as the number of people living in a property, what the water is being used for, or any other factors around how, when, and where that water is being used.

Is there a fairer way to distribute the costs of providing clean water to residents? Can we use data to better share the costs of clean water so that everyone has access to this essential right?

Eligibility: Must use at least one open dataset.

Entry: Challenge entry is available to all teams in Australia.

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