Providing effective water and sanitation costs money. The World Bank has estimated that meeting the W&S Sustainable Development Goal 6 will cost a considerable amount of money over a considerable period of time. Even within countries like the UK, where there is relatively advanced and universal provision, cost and other pressures are driving ever-greater scrutiny of financing and project models. Given the political significance, scale and long-term nature of investments required in this sector, anyone looking to raise the necessary cash will need to consider all options available to them.
In this briefing paper, we discuss some of our experiences and highlight four key questions for state governments, municipal authorities or water undertakings themselves who are looking to finance large or novel projects. Read more below: