Thematic Process T.3.1.2
The importance of funding for water resources management is getting higher. The most investment in water has been done by mainly public sectors because water has been considered as public goods. Hence, public sectors have invested a lot of money in water sectors to provide high quality water for domestic, industrial and agricultural uses. However, the investment from public sectors has limitation particularly in developing countries. Also private sectors realized that water is one of the most critical issues to decide the sustainability of their businesses and it can affect their business seriously. Hence, they started to participate in the sustainable management of water resources. Nowadays there are many success stories in public-private partnerships in water resources management. Beyond the investment to the management of water resources private sectors are participating in capacity building, innovation in tools and stakeholder engagement.
This session will showcase the theory of public-private partnerships, success stories and lessons learnt from existing partnerships.