Sustainable Water – the flow of a social and economic good
Heather Skilling, DAI
Cape Town’s water shortage and California's drought are likely to be the new normal. Can the world’s escalating water challenges be tackled through better public-private partnerships, impact investment, and blended finance models? Water falls into an uneasy space as both an economic and a social good. In this debate, companies, civil society, government, and development practitioners will explore what it takes to unlock private funding, technology and expertise in the sector – without accelerating the risks to natural resources and people.
development, Equity, Partnerships, sanitation, sustainability, urban, WASH, water
Interview / Debate
Heather Skilling - Principal Global Practice Specialist - WASH, DAI; Lesley Pories - Senior Sector Analyst, Water.org; Jeff Goldberg - Acting Office Director, USAID Office of Water
Dan Rourke - Policy Advisor Rural Development, USDA; TBD, Global Corporation; TBD, African civil society/government representative
www.water.org/financingSDG6, www.dai.com/our-work/projects/indonesia-urban-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-iuwash, https://www.usaid.gov/global-waters, www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-programs/water-environmental-programs