TITLE: The Dutch Water Bank: A useful model for developing countries?
AUTHOR(S): Acioly A, van der Kerk A & Fonseca C
ABSTRACT: In the 1950s, regional water authorities in the Netherlands (the Dutch Water Authorities, DWAs) jointly established the world's first and, thus far, only Water Bank. This brief presents an overview of the Bank's origins and outlines how the Bank functions today. The Dutch Water Bank was initially established primarily to finance flood control, but the model is potentially applicable to other aspects of water resource management and WASH service delivery.