Webinar: Catalysing sustainable futures for sanitation? Innovative financing and planning tools

September 2021

Current investment in sanitation is inadequate, complex and fails to consider climate impacts. Better data, tools and new financing are needed. This participatory session looked at the potential of three approaches for catalysing progress on climate-positive sanitation: cost-effectiveness analysis and the Citywide Inclusive Sanitation Services, Assessment and Planning (CWIS SAP) tool, results-based financing and carbon offsetting. This webinar was recorded as part of the World Water Week conference 2021.

This is a three-part webinar recording:

  1. Knowledge is power: data & tools to support urban sanitation investments with a focus on container-based sanitation (CBS) systems,
  2. Facilitating equitable sanitation planning in Kenya focused on the role of regulations,
  3. Result based financing (RBF) – a promising approach for sanitation.

Who is this for and why?

Each part addresses different stakeholders and actors. The first part focused on CBS with data to show that at scale CBS is a greener with potential to attract green financing. This might be very useful to the climate activists and sanitation sector workers including researchers who are interested in big data.

Part two shows the role of regulators and how this can help improve accountability and access to sanitation. This is good for national and subnational governments and policy workers.

RBF has been applied and is established in the water sector. Therefore this is a new field for consideration by sector actors and stakeholders including development financing institutions (DFIs), grant makers, development agencies, funders among others.

Additional details

PublisherStockholm International Water Institute
ThemesClimbing the sanitation ladder, Support mechanisms, Sustainability and safely managed sanitation
ApproachesFinancing approaches, Sanitation approaches

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