The Water as Leverage Approach
Water as Leverage (WaL) is developing an integrated and inclusive methodology for pre-project preparation geared toward readily-implementable solutions.
The methodology has been incorporated as a Best Practice in the UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda and is focused on acheiving three primary goals:
- Encouraging collaboration between public and private entities in a 'challenge-based' context during the pre-project preparation phase, to increase the allocation and accountability of much-needed funding for water resilience projects
- Actively identifying and counteracting areas of fragmentation in the project development process
- Broadening the scope of project development to include project and process and by fostering an enabling environment
By institutionalizing this methodology in cooperation with a growing group of partners including governments, financial institutions, investors and professionals, Water as Leverage aims to inspire transformative, design-driven solutions to urban water and climate challenges in many regions across the globe.