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Outline water financing

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Outline water financing

  1. 1. Outline of GWP’s Operational Strategy for improving financing for water management Gabriela Grau Senior Network Officer – Latin America
  2. 2. Strategy <ul><li>Goal 1: Promote water as a key part of sustainable national development. </li></ul><ul><li>“ GWP will demonstrate the need to bring together fragmented institutional responsibilities and interests in water, such as finance , planning, agriculture, energy, tourism, industry, education and health. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 3: Reinforce knowledge sharing and communications. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Improving financing for water management: Working with partners such as the OECD and EUWI-FWG, GWP will build capacity in financing water resources management and development and also demonstrate how this relates directly with good water governance. This will include building strong links between water and finance experts to tackle chronic underinvestment and the waste of scarce funds. </li></ul>
  3. 3. GWP benchmarks on WF (2000-2007) <ul><li>2 nd World Water Forum (2000): investing in water 1/5 agenda items. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> ” Towards Water Security: A Framework for Action” (links good water governance and financing) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 rd World Water Forum (2003): Camdessus Report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sparked a plethora of studies, actions and debates, and encouraged WB & others to extend their financing for water. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4 th World Water Forum (2006): Gurria Report </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>EUWI FWG and GWP (2007)  extend the global level awareness raised by the above to the regional and country level </li></ul><ul><ul><li> progress + LL: survey  outline + final report  strategy + FR tool </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Key strategic approaches <ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for interaction between finance/planning officials with water professionals and vice-versa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>aware of challenges and opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>knowledge on the tools and sources of finance for the water sector </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>identification of economically and financially viable alternatives to meet social and economic development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build bridges between water management/sanitation and finance officials and experts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>improve understanding of the need for applying an IWRM approach and the links between good governance and water financing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key strategic approaches (cont.) <ul><li>Capacity building . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the promotion of policy development and planning that incorporates elements of financing requires improved capacity and understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> target selected audiences (mainly govt technical officials and decision makers) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress made towards sound water management differs amongst regions/countries  specific support that needs to be provided to foster the implementation of FEI. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of financial strategies (assessment 8 IWRM Plans + web search on FEI in those countries)  to match the financing needs with financing mechanisms to enable improved funding and implementation of IWRM Plans </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Key strategic approaches (cont.) <ul><li>Knowledge management . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We have some knowledge products  FWG-GWP series of workshops/events helped identifying gaps. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strengthening the Partnership and developing alliances . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GWP policy and CB work has triggered a number of activities around water financing across much of the developing world  Partners + RWP + CWP and the Secretariat. i.e. FWG-GWP (8 workshops  24) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More funding to sustain support for these change processes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To expand our reach, develop synergies and optimise the use of resources, it is essential to continue building alliances and joining forces with GWP Partners involved (EUWI-FWG, CapNet and OECD) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Proposed areas of work and activities <ul><li>1. Development of key alliances. </li></ul><ul><li>Training and technical organisations  delivery of training initiatives and publications. i.e. TEC + OECD would be envisaged to develop a publication on economics and water security. </li></ul><ul><li>RECs & regional political bodies  to build long-term political will. GWP has made considerable progress in positioning itself as a key partner in organisations such as SADC, AMCOW, Central American Commission on Environment and Development, amongst others. </li></ul><ul><li>Regional banks and donors  source of expertise + to share perspectives, procedures and information on funding opportunities + implementation of potential bankable projects resulting from more effective coordination and planning by RECs, political bodies and national governments. </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with the academic sector to reach out professionals and incorporate water financing aspects in water mgt related training (CAm) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Proposed areas of work and activities (cont.) <ul><li>2. Knowledge sharing. production of tools for advocacy and training. </li></ul><ul><li>Publication based on successful experiences  source of inspiration to promote the application of financial and economic instruments (follow up). </li></ul><ul><li>Publication by EUWI/GWP on methods of revenue raising for water resources management  experiences around the implementation of specific financial instruments, and contain key elements that should be taken into account when trying to adopt and implement financial instruments at different levels. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CR + Colombia: payment for environmental services & trusts funds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Document and disseminate successful experiences on trans-sectorial coordination and good water governance leading to improved water financing. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop case studies on projects that demonstrate enhanced budget efficiency by public agencies. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Proposed areas of work and activities (cont.) <ul><li>3. Trans-sectorial dialogues and workshops . </li></ul><ul><li>Approach sectors and stimulate meaningful and open dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Promote water financing instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness on water governance and institutional issues  improved accountability and efficiency of government agencies  leverage funding </li></ul><ul><li>National dialogues and workshops with the aim of paving the way towards the development of water financing strategies and the application of FEI adapted to the national needs and context. </li></ul><ul><li>Theme-specific regional training events and regional workshops will be carried out with targeted audiences in order to maximise impact. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Proposed areas of work and activities (cont.) <ul><li>4. Fund raising and approach to donors. </li></ul><ul><li>Shared responsibility between the GWP Secretariat, RWPs and CWP. </li></ul><ul><li>Support fund raising  enable critical follow-up to RWP water finance initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Develop capacity to understand donor requirements and approach the donor community to the beneficiaries. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the identification of available funding schemes for water and climate initiatives  including information on eligibility, main requirements, funding thresholds, etc. Team (GWPO + RWP) responsible for sharing this info and keep this tool updated. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Comments and suggestions during and after this meeting will be most welcome!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks </li></ul>

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