Part of: Financing Sustainable Urban Development: An Introduction

Investing in water and wastewater management

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About 700 million urbanites live without adequate sanitation and 156 million live without a source of clean water (UN Water 2018Water Resources Group 2009). No investment estimate is available for urban stormwater management, but it will likely be high because climate change is changing precipitation patterns across the globe, increasing both frequency and severity of rainstorms and flooding (Wavin 2017). 

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate. Source: Water Resources Group 2009