Financing water and sanitation for the poor: six key solutions
This Discussion Paper is published as a background document for World Water Forum 6 (WWF6, Marseille, 12-17 March 2012). Within WWF6, IRC and WSUP are leading and coordinating Target Group CS2.7, “Pro-poor finance solutions for water and sanitation”, within the CS2 area “Financing Water for All”.
Identifying and implementing water and sanitation financing solutions that genuinely reach the poorest remains a key challenge in low-income countries worldwide, in both rural and urban contexts. Nonetheless, effective solutions certainly exist: some wellknown and widely used, some more recent and innovative. This paper focuses on a group of solutions that we judge to be especially useful, in each case exploring real-world case studies that illustrate how practical difficulties have been overcome in order to achieve positive progress and genuinely improve water
and sanitation services for the poor.
Ireland Water Framework Directive Monitoring Programme Prepared to meet the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and National Regulations implementing the Water Framework Directive (S.I. No. 722 of 2003) and National Regulations implementing the Nitrates Directive (S.I. No. 788 of 2005)