Our mission is to deliver clean water solutions to the greatest number of people in need, at the lowest cost per person, by developing scalable infrastructure projects. Providing sustainable access to clean water provides a pathway to mitigating mortality and morbidity while alleviating malnutrition, gender inequality, and disparities in economic opportunity. By thinking bigger, we resolve to lead the effort to end the global water crisis in the next 30 years.
THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS
663 million people, about 9% of the global population, lack access to improved drinking water sources. More children die every day from a lack of clean water and sanitation than from malaria, HIV/AIDS, and measles combined.
Access to potable water and sanitation is a fundamental human right, and essential to a healthy environment and suitable quality of life. Further, it is beneficial to global economic growth. Every $1 spent on water and sanitation is estimated to yield a $4 economic return.
THE CRUX OF THE CRISIS: SCALE, FUNDING & SUSTAINABILITY
OUR APPROACH - THINK BIGGER
Engage with local governments and utilities to develop scalable water infrastructure projects on a Public-Private-Partnership basis. Leverage our strong business development skills and extensive experience to work directly with government officials, utilities, law firms, financial institutions, and contractors to execute these projects.
The Public-Private-Partnership structure ensures that the project will be maintained over the life of the concession. Bigger projects achieve economies of scale which enable the sourcing of water from a sustainable resource.
Work with strategic partners to raise money and apply this capital as equity in Public-Private-Partnerships using a "Capital Light" funding structure that raises debt at attractive rates from Development Finance Institutions and Export Credit Agencies. Water consumers then pay an affordable price for the clean water we provide to repay the debt over the life of the concession.
Large-scale water infrastructure projects not only meet the needs of more people, but they also allow for additional villages and water treatment plants to be added to the network of pipes as funding permits.