Water finance includes how to raise and gather funds to build water projects, maintain them, and operate them.

Capital improvementsEdit

One of the common methods used by municipal water systems is issuance of municipal bonds. It is an open question whether the risks of water shortages and water rights litigation are adequately taken into account when the risk of bonds financing water projects are assessed.[1]


  1. "Water Scarcity a Bond Risk, Study Warns" article by Felicity Barringer and Diana B. Henriques in The New York Times October 20, 2010, accessed October 21, 2010
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