Innovations Webinar: The Evolved Solution: How Field Experimentation Can Enhance Tech Implementation for Better Outcomes
Thursday, May 6, 2021
A water innovation showcase and dialogue hosted by Safe Water Network in collaboration wtih Imagine H20. Join us and three water innovators for a candid and interactive dialogue exploring the pathways to technology adoption with utilities in underserved markets globally.
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked unprecedented havoc on many aspects of life – especially for the world’s most vulnerable populations. The most recent UN Sustainability Development Goals Report stated that 71 million people are expected to be pushed back into extreme poverty in 2020, further deepening the water challenges already faced by billions of people around the world.
These trying times and complex challenges require new and inventive ways to sustain, finance, and scale small/safe water enterprises (SWEs). To accelerate progress in closing the global safe water gap, Safe Water Network has launched the Innovation for SWEs Webinar Series to showcase and celebrate implementers that are utilizing innovative solutions in finance, technology, and policy to address safe water issues. The webinar series will feature case studies, panels, and studies that tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Innovations Webinar 1: Concessional Loans
The series kicked off in December 2020 with a webinar on concessional loans. The webinar focused on below-market-rate loans with grace periods used by SWE implementers to invest in capital costs within a sector that is currently drastically under-financed.