Land & Water

Seventh meeting of the Roundtable on Financing Agricultural Water

The FAO Land and Water Division in collaboration with OECD is organizing the 7th meeting of the Roundtable on Financing Water, a thematic meeting focused on financing agricultural water, from 26 to 28 January 2021. This thematic meeting of the Roundtable will support FAO’s strategic priorities on promoting agricultural water financing and investments for sustainable water management to achieve sustainable development, as well as OECD’s broader work on financing water.

The Roundtable on Financing Water provides a global public-private platform drawing upon political leadership and technical expertise, with the ambition of facilitating increased financing of investments that contribute to water security and sustainable growth. The 7th meeting will focus on agriculture water developments and investment needs that was beyond the scope of the previous roundtables.

The Roundtable engages a diversity of actors - governments and regulators in developed, emerging and developing economies, private financiers (e.g. institutional investors, commercial banks, asset managers, impact investors), development financing institutions, bi-lateral donors, international organizations, academia and civil society organizations - focused on finding novel ideas and solutions.

More information about the meeting will be available soon.

For more information on financing agricultural water, see the publication “Towards a new generation of policies and investments in agricultural water in the Arab Region - Fertile Ground for Innovation” and factsheet “Why invest in agricultural water? Case for action and investment”.