Fourth Meeting of the Roundtable on Financing Water

26- 27 June 2019
9h - 19h30
Washington D.C.
4th meeting

The 4th meeting (by invitation only) of the Roundtable on Financing Water was a regional meeting focused on the Americas, organised in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the U.S. Government including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The meeting was focused on the following themes:

  • Integrating resilience into infrastructure investment decisions
  • Blended finance for water and sanitation investments
  • Designing strategic investment pathways to maximise benefits in terms of water security, enhanced resilience and sustainable growth 
  • Seizing opportunities generated by innovation and technology
  • Improving the environmental performance of development finance


Aim of ‌the Roundtable on Financing Water 

The Roundtable on Financing Water is a joint initiative of the OECD, the Netherlands, the World Water Council and the World Bank. The Roundtable provides a global public - private platform drawing upon political leadership and technical expertise, with the ambition of facilitating increased financing of investments that contribute to water security and sustainable growth.

The Roundtable engages a diversity of actors – governments and regulators in developed, emerging and developing economies, private financiers (e.g. institutional investors, commercial banks, asset managers, impact investors), development financing institutions, bi-lateral donors, international organisations, academia and civil society organisations – focused on finding novel ideas and solutions.


Background Documents


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