Financing wastewater treatment and resource recovery

Convenor(s):
Stockholm International Water Institute
Co-convenor(s):
2030 Water Resources Group; CAF - Development Bank of Latin America and International Water Management Institute

Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) will be an important strategy to achieve several SDGs concerning environmental and human health, food security, waste and rural-urban linkages (SDGs 2, 3, 6, 11, 12, and 15). Once the decision is made for a new wastewater or faecal sludge treatment facility, the question is how to prioritize technology options in terms of costs, benefits and local capacities. How should financing and management mechanisms, and business models be designed to ensure services are sustainable and limited public resources are leveraged?
Wastewater treatment is mostly financed through public resources, with a few cases funded privately. Most investments respond to societal demands and a need to comply with rigid effluent thresholds without consideration to opportunities for resource extraction and improvement in efficiencies. Although full cost recovery is generally seldom, RRR can be instrumental for narrowing the financial gap.

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