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Financing of water resources management


The cost of managing water resources to reach social, economic and environmental goals is increasing due to increased demands from urbanisation, population growth and climatic threats – to name but some of the future challenges.

Financing the sustainable management of water resources is thus a major and increasing challenge but is poorly understood. Financing is not only needed for infrastructure and services, but also for the integrating function; such as governance, regulation, monitoring, training and capacity building.

The EUWI Finance Working Group together with other partners including GWP, OECD, and UNEP-DHI have been looking at this topic and prepared various papers and think pieces. The work aims to raise awareness of this issue and to stimulate discussion among water policy-makers and managers in developing countries, as well as officials in development cooperation agencies. It is hoped that the information contained in this report will encourage a more coherent approach to financing WRM.

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