#WWWeek session: Catalysing sustainable futures for sanitation? Innovative financing and planning tools

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#WWWeek session: Catalysing sustainable futures for sanitation? Innovative financing and planning tools

Thursday, 26 August 2021 | 21:00-22:25 CEST | Online 
Join us at this year's WWWeek to discuss the potential of three approaches for catalysing progress on sustainable sanitation: cost-effectiveness analysis and the CWIS SAP tool, results-based financing and carbon offsetting.
Full details: www.worldwaterweek.org/event/10047-catal...g-and-planning-tools
Open to all to attend:
  1. Register on: www.worldwaterweek.org/tickets
  2. Chose limited access (no cost unless you'd like to sign up for a networking pass)
  3. Meeting link once signed into conference system: worldwaterweek.us2.pathable.com/meetings...al/9tMS2g887aPipkPe9 (ID 10047) – note that you need to be logged into the conference platform (pathable) to access this link
  4. Add the session to your schedule
For some reflections on the topics to be discussed, see also the following Devex opinion piece,  How can we crack the financing nut for urban sanitation?  

Full session description: 

Current investment in sanitation is inadequate, complex and fails to consider climate impacts. Better data, tools and new financing are needed. This participative session will look at the potential of three approaches for catalysing progress on climate-positive sanitation: cost-effectiveness analysis and the CWIS SAP tool, results-based financing and carbon offsetting.

The capital investment required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals for urban sanitation alone has been estimated as at least US$46 billion every year. At the same time, the shift in urban sanitation to citywide inclusive sanitation (CWIS) and more contextual, sustainable and equitable solutions is a complex undertaking. Adding further complexity is the urgent need for the sanitation sector to consider its climate impact as a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. What mechanisms are there to address these issues and navigate this complexity? This session will explore the value of costing data and the Citywide Inclusive Sanitation Services Assessment and Planning (CWIS SAP) tool for supporting decision making on sanitation investment and driving the movement for more and better data. It will consider the potential of two forms of innovative financing that are currently breaking new ground in sanitation. Could payment metrics for results based financing incentivize increased access to safely managed sanitation? Can carbon credits drive improved climate impacts in sanitation? In the water sector, carbon credits have been around for more than a decade and at least USD4.5bn have already been invested. What can be learned for sanitation?

See the session programme here
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