Water is essential for economic growth, human health, and the environment. Yet governments around the world face significant challenges in managing their water resources effectively. The problems are multiple and complex: billions of people are still without access to safe water and adequate sanitation; competition for water is increasing among the different uses and users; and major investment is required to maintain and improve water infrastructure in OECD and non-OECD countries.
Part I. Key issues with respect to financing water and sanitation
Chapter 1. What are the benefits of investing in water and sanitation services.
Chapter 2. Current status of water and sanitation services and investment needs
Chapter 3. Where is the money going to come from?
Part II. A toolbox to support effective water and sanitation policies
Chapter 4. Introduction to the toolbox
Chapter 5. Strategic financial planning for water and sanitation services at national or regional level: The FEASIBLE tool
Chapter 6. Financial planning tool for water utilities
Chapter 7. Multi-year investment planning tool for municipalities
Chapter 8. Guidelines for performance-based contracts
Chapter 9. Water utility performance indicators (IBNET)
Chapter 10. Private sector participation in water infrastructure: Checklist for public action
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