21.06.2018 - Natural Sciences Sector

How to deliver a 5 fold multiplier effect from investment in water infrastructure

Water is the critical enabler for all of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which means that investment in a wide variety of water infrastructure globally has a disproportionately positive effect - often quoted as a 5-fold multiplier effect.

WWAP Coordinator, Prof. Stefan Uhlenbrook, contributed to the blog of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), explaining the reasons of the 5-fold multiplier effect from investment in water infrastructure, a far larger multiplier effect than usually claimed for infrastructure. 

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Prof. Uhlenbrook delivered the 2018 Gerald Lacey memorial lecture ICE last May, presenting the findings from the upcoming ‘Sustainable Development Goal 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation’. Read more




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