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Financing Urban Water Leakage Solutions- Why do we not see more performance-based contracts in the water sector

Water is a major prerequisite as well as an important driver of green growth. However, in many places water leakages and waste are huge challenges and impediments for sustainable growth. It is neither a good business case nor good for the environment, and more sustainable business models, regulations and policies are needed. The vision of the session was to stop water leakage in cities by looking at profitable business models in particular performance-based contracting.

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This PPP track addresses the issue of water leakages, or non-revenue water (NRM). In order to foster increased attention to the problem by both public and private actors, the track aims at stressing the potential of performance-based contracting as a business model to fight water leakage and ensure sustainable water management. Performance-based contracting is considered a very cost-efficient and viable instrument to minimize NRW by engaging private actors in the implementation of a NRW-reduction programme linked to performance achievements.  

 

Session at 3GF2013
During the 3GF 2013, a PPP session was held on this topic to recognise non-revenue water as a problem, and engage in agenda-setting. Furthermore, the session featured knowledge sharing on performance-based contracting as a business model to fight water leakage. Participants at the session agreed on establishing the open-ended Water Leakage Learning Network as a first step to creating a PPP to scale-up water leakage solutions through performance-based contracting.

 

Click here to read the session summary 

 

PPP contact person: Christian Hald-Mortensen, Danish Nature Agency (chrha@nst.dk)

 

Please find more information on the PPP session and track to your right.

Financing Urban Water Leakage Solutions

- Why do we not see more performance-based contracts in the water sector