”This lavishly illustrated and colourful volume provides a fascinating insight into Finland’s water infrastructure, as well as its physical and political ecology”.
– Scandinavian Economic History Review, May 2017 –
"The book deals with the human and social aspects of water services, adopting a long-term perspective, important elements that have generally been missing from other studies and indeed, from water services as a whole".
– Natural Resources Forum, 4/2017 –
HIGHLIGHTING THE DIVERSITY
"By highlighting the diversity in water supply and sanitation conditions in Finland, the book argues against one-size-fits-all solutions and stresses the need to tailor water supply and sanitation solutions to the prevailing conditions and context".
– The European Journal of Development Research, 2017 –
BASIS FOR A WELL-FUNCTIONING SOCIETY
"The book is a passionate statement for water services as the basis for a sustainable and well-functioning society".
– Academy of Finland, 31 Aug 2017 –
PROTECTING FROM POLLUTION
”The book is most inspiring in telling the story of how Finland has succeeded in providing water of excellent quality to its population while at the same time protecting from pollution very sensitive environments such as the numerous lakes in the country”.
– Water Economics and Policy, 4/2017 –
IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND POLICY
”Several chapters conclude with observations that apply well beyond the Finnish border and there is a concluding chapter on “Implications for International Cooperation and Policy” that contains short viewpoint pieces by experts from around the world”.
– Public Works Management & Policy, 2017/4 –
”The book is well presented and very well illustrated, which makes the reading enjoyable despite the weight of the volume. The quality of this volume is also due to the international experience of the author”.
– Water Alternatives, 3/2017 –
”What is intriguing is that Katko highlights the vast topic of water services from futures studies’ perspective. He talks about changing environment and identifies challenges and external pressures that may affect the desired future of water services in Finland and globally”.
– World Futures Review1/2018 –
OTHER BOOK REVIEWS
For other Book Reviews, Presentations and Expert articles in English and Finnish see:http://www.cadwes.com/publications/books/finnish-water-services/