Financing Strategies for Water and Environmental Infrastructure

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This book presents a method to develop financing strategies for investment-heavy environmental infrastructure, such as urban water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, and municipal solid waste. The strategies, supported by the FEASIBLE computer model, were developed in several countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA), in EU accession countries and China. This approach focuses on the importance of realism, affordability and the cost-effective use of resources in achieving infrastructure development and environmental goals.


Environmental Financing Strategies

The environmental financing strategy methodology was developed in response to the limitations of national environmental strategies and action plans to adequately address associated financial issues. Environmental financing strategies aim to organise information in a form that facilitates decision making, whether in setting policies and targets, creating or strengthening institutions, or mobilising sources of financing. The key (and this was the major limitation of NEAPs) is to impart realism, and promote the concepts of affordability and cost-effectiveness in the implementation of environmental programmes...


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