The event is geared towards both German and international municipal actors with an interest in and firsthand experience in financing of municipal services in waste and wastewater management. Municipal actors include representatives of municipalities as well as representatives from municipally owned service companies, from civil society, academia and the business sector, active in financing municipal services in this thematic area. All participants are expected to engage proactively in the international dialogue by presenting their experience, showcasing examples of good practices in their municipality and/or identifying concrete challenges and needs they face.
Connective Cities is organising the event in collaboration with the City of Cologne and Cologne’s relevant municipal companies dealing with sanitation issues. They will share their own experiences with financing mechanisms for municipal services related to waste and wastewater management.
The aim of the exchange is to show the possibilities of planning and implementing financing models in different local contexts, to check the regional applicability of the presented solutions and to discuss the respective challenges. The event in Cologne will foster learning among participants through presentation of good practices and project ideas that can be further communicated and implemented in the respective home communities.
Further information: Call for participants [pdf, 3 pp., 420 kb]
If you wish to participate and actively contribute to the dialogue event as well as if you have any queries about it, we encourage you to contact us.
Alice Balbo, alice.balbo(at)engagement-global.de, +49 (0)228-20717633
Alexander Wagner, alexander.wagner(at)engagement-global.de, +49 (0)228-20717455