The case is designed to be presented to the candidate by an interviewer, who plays the role of a representative of the German owned water company.
There is no real answer to the problem, hence the candidate should be evaluated on the type of suggestions he makes.
We are a German owned water provider company based in the south west of the United States. As the biggest water provider in the region we serve the majority of the south west region.
We measure our performance using the Economic Value Add (EVA) valuation technique. We are currently at a negative EVA level; what do you think we should do to achieve a positive EVA?