Webinar on “Public Banks and Public Water in Europe”

22 Nov 2022 Paris, France 22 Nov - 22 Nov

Webinar on “Public Banks and Public Water in Europe”

  • 22 Nov - 22 Nov
  • Paris, France

IWRA is hosting a webinar on "Public Banks and Public Water in Europe."

Public banks have played an important role in financing public water and sanitation services in Europe for over a century, but these activities have been largely ignored in the academic literature. The special Water International issue released on 11 August 2022 aimed to bridge this gap by providing information on eight countries and regions in Europe, covering a wide range of public banks working with public water operators.

The webinar will present the research methods, findings, and policy implications of eight case studies of public banks financing public water operators in Europe presented in the special issue of Water International.

Topics include:

  • Why Public Banks and Public Water?

  • Key Research Findings

  • What Does It Mean for Beneficiaries/Recipients?


  • Milo Fiasconaro  Executive Director, Aqua Publica Europea

  • Thomas Marois – Reader, SOAS, University of London

  • David McDonald – Professor, Queen’s University, Canada, and Director of the Municipal Services Project

Moderator: James Nickum, Editor-in-Chief, Water International 

Presented by: Lindsey Blodgétt, Webinar Officer, IWRA