Water: Fit to Finance? Catalyzing National Growth Through Investment in Water Security

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April 2015
Source: 
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Water Council (WWC)

Developed by the High Level Panel on Financing for a Water-Secure World, which is co-sponsored by the World Water Council (WWC) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), this report sets out the increasing need for public and private partnerships to drive the construction of major water infrastructure schemes. Authors point toward a ‘risk and reward’ rationality among financiers as a barrier, which has resulted in water infrastructure projects being marginalized compared to other branches of infrastructure investment.

The report sets out seven proposals for action all convened around achieving water security for human needs, water security for economic development and water security for environmental sustainability. Among governments and financial regulators, water regulators, international financing institutions, banks, commercial financing and investment institutions, industry and individual water users, water utilities, international and regional agencies.

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Finance, Water