Hi everyone,

One of the big challenges confronting widespread adoption of WSUD is how to pay for it. We have discussed this before from several different angles including:

Today we tackle this from a new angle. We recently caught up with John Matthews from the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation. John is a conservation biologist who has developed a wide skill set, including an interest in finance; particularly green and climate bonds. This makes John a fascinating person to speak to about the challenge of funding WSUD.

In this episode John and I discuss what bonds are and how they can be used to secure funding for green initiatives. With all the attention that stormwater utilities are receiving in our industry are present, perhaps this is a nice complimentary approach?

At the end of the episode John mentions several links. These are:

www.climatebonds.net/standard/water

www.alliance4water.org/

www.agwaguide.org/

Cheers

Jack