Innovative Finance Approach for California Water Projects

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Historically, the infrastructure that makes up our water systems has been funded by government grants, loans, and by traditional municipal bond issuances. Adding private investment, in the form impact bonds, P3s or outcomes-based financing, can create additional opportunities to deliver water projects efficiently and effectively. This report explores innovative finance models through the lens of economically disadvantaged communities in Northern California.