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Thematic Process T.4.1.6

Closing the Finance Gap for Sustainable Water Management: Opportunities, Models and Targets

· Coordinator :
Forest Trends

While over 500 billion dollars are already spent annually on water and sanitation, over twice that has been estimated as necessary to meet the needs of the world’s growing population. Moreover, sustainable water management requires finance that can be flexibly deployed to adequately support the maintenance, rehabilitation, and restoration of the infrastructure and systems that support the entire water cycle ? including not only conventional, built infrastructure but also critical natural and social systems. Traditional sources of water finance have not yet come close to meeting these needs.

This session will characterize the finance gap for sustainable water management, considering the challenge according to not only its quantitative, supply-side measures but also its qualitative and cost-controlling dimensions. The session will also share innovative financing models and mechanisms that have generated new and flexible revenue streams, contributed to cost control and recovery, and driven sustainable water resource management principles throughout the water cycle. Building on the identification of these needs and effective strategies, participants will recommend key criteria and indicators to evaluate finance for sustainable water resources management.

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Session Data

· Date :
April 15, 2015 (수)
· Time :
09:00-11:00
· Venue :
DEC_311
DAEGU - EXCO
3F Room 325AC
· Session Code :
T.4.1.6
· Language :
English
Korean