|8 months 1 week||
Welcome to everyone to this second round. We will be glad to receive Your Voice and exchange opinions.
|7 months 1 week||
This week we have started at a new stage of online discussion in the Finance area. The new subject is Governance, and here are some questions to get you participating in the conversation:
• How do you, or could you, contribute to designing and implementing integrated water resources management (IWRM) policies or projects considering Finance aspects?
• How do you foster transboundary co-operation in Finance?
• How do you ensure multi-level governance, engage stakeholders and assess the results of policies in Finance?
Do not hesitate in making your contributions to enrich this discussion and encourage your colleagues to participate.
|7 months 4 days||
Esta semana hemos comenzado con la discusión de un nuevo tema transversal, “Compartir”, que durará 2 semanas (del 17 de julio al 30 de julio). Para empezar a debatir, les dejamos una lista de cuestiones al respecto:
No duden en contribuir con la discusión y animar a otros compañeros a hacerlo.
Un cordial saludo
|1 year 5 days||
Welcome to the 8th WWF on line consultation with the theme on Finance.
We are excited to start the discussions, collect different points of view, and improve the process towards a more participatory forum!
|1 year 4 days||
Thank you very much for your comments Leonardo. Indeed, finance is a cornerstone to comply with the SDGs. In order to promote the discussion I suggest a document prepared for the last WWF:
Based on the previous comments, let me put into consideration some additional questions:
Regarding finance, What should be the role of governments? and complementarily, What should be the role of private sector and civil society?
|1 year 2 days||
Welcome to the another participant to the discussion and thanks for your comment. It is interesting to set a role of the public sector not only as a source of financing but also as a major player for developing an enabling environment and also to leverage further funding from other sectors.
Following your comment, let me pose the next question: Regarding broader roles of the public sector, What are the main points that central and local governments should address to foster innovative ways of investment in the water sector?
|1 year 1 day||
First Week Round Up:
The first week of the Online Consultation hosted by the WWF8 has come up with some interesting issues regarding the financing theme. As expected for the introductory week some general topics were brought by Leonardo Armijos-Leray and José María Varela, to whom we are thankful.
Especial emphasis has been made on the roles played by the public and the private sector for achieving a “water secure world”. However, while Leonardo focused on the relevance of giving the right importance to each sector in the discussion and opened the door for finance innovation to foster the private sector involvement, José María stressed the role of public sector as the cornerstone for improving the management and attracting further funding for the water sector in development countries.
In addition, two very important papers in the literature for water financing have been uploaded: Camdessus Report (2003) and “Water: Fit to finance?” (2015).
Finally, as a moderator, I would like to encourage all the people following this discussion to participate and stimulate it, particularly regarding financial innovation solutions for investments that will be the main topic next week.
|11 months 2 weeks||
Welcome aboard Peter and thanks for your comment. You have just addressed some of the main issues regarding water sector development: poor prioritization, limited finances or bad policies, among others.
Despite the obstacles, the challenge now is how to achieve the people with fewer resources in a fast and sustainable way, where the economic efficiency must be complemented with criteria of effectiveness and inclusiveness to the most disadvantaged. Financing the implementation of water SDGs and adaptation to climate change issues, instruments and policies seems to be one of the best ways to face these challenges ahead and a good theme of discussion.
|11 months 1 week||
The last weeks of the Online Consultation Discussion in the theme of Finance have resulted in some interesting comments. On one hand, some main issues hampering the water sector development were raised, such as poor prioritization, limited finance or insufficient policies, among others. Besides, legal certainty, partnerships with private sector, and fiscal incentives were pointed out as cornerstones to move forward. In this respect, it is very important noting that even though the water and sanitation access are human rights, it does not mean they should be free.
On the other hand, during the discussion it was indicated that not only raising funds is important, but also where and how to invest, and promoting private entrepreneurship was promoted to stimulate innovation through the measures commented above. Furthermore, it was also highlighted the relevance of improving the efficiency of water resources, particularly from irrigation that consumes the 70% of the total water consumed.
Lastly, we would like to thank all the participants for their contributions and viewpoints that were very enriching, and we hope we can keep this discussion in similar way for the following weeks.
|10 months 4 weeks||
Weekly Round up
This third round up of the Online Consultation Discussion in the theme of Finance has been focused first on the lack of access to water and sanity of the least favored sections of the population and the necessity of finding new ways of investment, involving private sector and investing in studies.
On the other hand, it was emphasized the relevance of investing efficiently with especial mention to the promotion of technological innovation.
Finally, we would like to encourage all the participants to take part of this discussion next week, given that it will be the penultimate week of discussion and where “Finance for sustainable development – supporting water friendly business” will be the main topic.