Appropriate finance for water

Financial feasibility and bankability of water projects are a huge challenge. Water projects are often in the public domain, not profitable and mostly reliant on grants or subsidies, particularly in development countries. In the face of increasing demand for water and water related infrastructure it is probably not feasible and thus sustainable to keep relying solely on grants and subsidies. Creating return on investment means looking differently at our financial mechanisms and business models; cultural, political and social factors included.

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