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The Dutch Water Bank : a useful model for developing countries?

In the 1950s, regional water authorities in the Netherlands (the Dutch Water Authorities, DWAs) jointly established the world's first and, thus far, only Water Bank. This brief presents an overview of the Bank's origins and outlines how the Bank functions today. The Dutch Water Bank was initially established primarily to finance flood control, but the model is potentially applicable to other aspects of water resource management and WASH service delivery.

TitleThe Dutch Water Bank : a useful model for developing countries?
Publication TypeBriefing Note
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsAcioly, C, van der Kerk, A, Fonseca, C
Secondary TitleFinance brief / Public Finance for WASH
Issue11
Pagination2 p. : 2 tab.
Date Published04/2016
PublisherWater & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) and IRC
Place PublishedLondon, UK
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordswater authorities
Abstract

In the 1950s, regional water authorities in the Netherlands (the Dutch Water Authorities, DWAs) jointly established the world's first and, thus far, only Water Bank. This brief presents an overview of the Bank's origins and outlines how the Bank functions today. The Dutch Water Bank was initially established primarily to finance flood control, but the model is potentially applicable to other aspects of water resource management and WASH service delivery.

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URLhttps://www.publicfinanceforwash.org/resources/dutch-water-bank-useful-model-developing-countries
Citation Key81658

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