Theme: Cross theme: bankability
Interactive session with presentations of local or regional case(s) that will be matched with promising solutions on the crosscutting theme of financial models. The focus will be on financial models for integrated solutions. There will be diverse forms of interaction between presenters, audience and/or panel.
Theme: Cross theme: bankability
Interactive session with presentations of local or regional case(s) that will be matched with promising solutions on the crosscutting theme of financial models. The focus will be on financial models for integrated solutions. There will be diverse forms of interaction between presenters, audience and/or panel.E102 - Amsterdam RAI
Our session show-cases the collaborated efforts of Wetlands International and ONE Architecture and Urbanism in inclusive blue-green infrastructure measures for urban resilience to climate change. Building strong partnerships of communities, local governments, civil society and international development bodies can contribute to turning policy into local urban resilience action on the ground. This is evidenced by key examples from different continents, where Wetlands International and ONE work to reduce climate changed-fuelled flood risk.
In the interactive part of the session, we aim to take lessons learnt from the cases to the sessions participants to develop a funding or financing strategy for one the cases (Tacloban, Philippines), making sure that urban benefits for people and nature are maximised. The result of the session is:
1) inspiration in new partnerships for inclusive approaches to developing blue-green infrastructure, and
2) a case-based matchmaking between the water sector and finance sector.
If current trends continue, there will be a financing gap of $1200 billion up to 2030 for the realisation of globally needed water infrastructure. Future water challenges will never be met by the public sector alone, and certainly not in upcoming markets. Attracting private finance for water projects worldwide is therefore an absolute must to meet SDG 6, but also a challenging one as water does not easily attract private finance. At the AIWW 2017, a first attempt was made during several ‘finance’ sessions, to map the investor landscape by identifying different forms and scopes of finance for water. At the AIWW 2019, we will take the conceptual discussion from 2017 a step further, bringing in actual cases and zooming in where it all starts: the development phase of water projects. This stage is typically the riskiest and hence most difficult to entice investors for. Three different financing facilities/investors will pitch their financing approach for project development. Which criteria do they apply, how do they add value to the advancement of project development, and what is needed to form partnerships between project developers, water sector parties and investors?
BART is used in high level design workshops where designers, stakeholders, financial engineers and investors come together to conceptualise and develop financially bankable and integrated design solutions to improve cities resiliency. By showing the added value of resiliency measures per stakeholder and maximising benefits, BART increases feasibility and bankability of these measures. The BART can be used as a starting point for discussion on financing coalitions and financial arrangements.
Challenge: Current methods fail to provide necessary insights into decision-making processes around a circular economy. Which technologies, customers, partners, startups and markets to engage?
Solution: Organisations collaborated to develop an Integrated Approach, which applies a method from MIT to a context of complex system of circular economy in Amsterdam. We validated it in a conference publication and proceedings by MIT and TUM, as well as workshops with stakeholders of PIB Singapore and students. The outcome is an integrated data-model and a guideline for co-design of circular solutions with evaluation of systemic impacts.
The model shows structure of current metabolism in Amsterdam, and possibilities for interventions for phosphorus recovery & valorisation. The guideline provides a methodology to extend the model with new data and to train non-experts. It is also complementary to current methods.