Based on an approach to financing that is catalytic and has the potential to leverage additional financing, early investments have been identified for initial programmes:


The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Mobilizing blended finance for water security in Cape Town

Between 2015 and 2018, severe drought threatened the water security of Cape Town’s 4 million people and exacerbated the divide between rich and poor. One cost effective way to reduce the water crisis is to restore the ecological health of Cape Town’s supply watersheds - a restoration project that would generate 50 billion litres of water gains per year corresponding to a sixth of Cape Town’s supply needs. Water Unite will support its partner The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to define a blended financing strategy to raise the necessary investments, estimated at USD 25 million, to establish the Greater Cape Town Water Fund - a water governance structure - and ensure its sustainability.  In particular, the strategy will explore potential long-term municipal funding (from issuing bonds to raising water services fees) and identify investable opportunities for development and commercial banks.


Sanitation For Millions (S4M)

Improving access to safely managed sanitation and hygiene

Pakistan, Jordan and Uganda

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Strengthening the plastic value chain


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Plastics for Change

Fair Trade recycled plastic


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