The Roundtable on Financing Water is a global public-private platform established by the OECD, the World Water Council and the Netherlands. It draws upon political leadership and technical expertise, with the ambition of facilitating increased financing of investments that contribute to water security and sustainable growth.
The Roundtable engages a diversity of actors – governments and regulators in developed, emerging and developing economies, private financiers (e.g. institutional investors, commercial banks, asset managers, impact investors), development financing institutions, bi-lateral donors, international organisations, academia and civil society organisations – focused on finding novel ideas and solutions.
The 3rd meeting of the Roundtable focused on three main pillars of analytical work:
Mapping financing flows includes characterising investment needs and financing capacities at country level. A pilot project is currently ongoing, covering 28 European countries.
Blended finance for water investments focuses on developing good practice in the use of development finance to mobilise additional sources of finance, in particular domestic commercial sources, for water-related investments.
- Strategic investment pathways focuses on designing investments in a way that maximises net benefits in terms of water security and sustainable growth now and in the future.