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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.

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OUR PURPOSE

As beneficiaries of infrastructure, education, and opportunity, we feel compelled to provide the less fortunate with the most basic human right of access to clean water and sanitation.

OUR SOLUTION

Collaborate with strategic partners to raise equity financing for Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) that deliver water infrastructure solutions throughout the world.

OUR TEAM

Drawing on our experience as finance, infrastructure, and business development professionals, we will develop large-scale, water infrastructure projects across the developing world where people are facing acute water crises.

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THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS

Water-related diseases kill nearly 1,000 children per day.¹ In fact, more children die every day from a lack of clean water and sanitation than from malaria, HIV/AIDS, and measles combined.²

Although humanitarian and developmental organizations continue to direct resources to arrest the global water crisis, the provision of sub-par services, coupled with inadequate maintenance, results in an unacceptably high rate of water system non-functionality within just a few years of installation.

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THE CRUX OF THE CRISIS:
SCALE, FUNDING & SUSTAINABILITY
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THE BIGGEST NEED IS NOT BEING MET

The majority of water initiatives remain focused on providing relief to one village at a time, rather than on large-scale infrastructure projects that reach the most people in the most cost-effective and sustainable manner. 

INSUFFICIENT FUNDING

The primary constraint in the fight to alleviate the water crisis is funding.  For most developing countries, access to traditional sources of external financing are grossly inadequate to fund water and sanitation projects. 

LIMITED VESTED INTEREST

Governments and parastatals are often passive observers of water projects in their regions, leading to a limited interest in the success or failure of these facilities. 

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OUR APPROACH – THINK BIGGER

BUSINESS APPROACH

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.

SUSTAINABILITY

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. 

INNOVATIVE FUNDING

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. 

SCALABILITY

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.

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  1. Source: UNICEF 
  2. Source: UNICEF 

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info@operationwater.org