Water Crisis and the Middle East part 2

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Two third of the Arabs' surface water supplies originate out of the region. They got their oil, we got water is a quote from a Turkish politician. Annual withdrawals exceeds supply for about 954% in Saudi Arabia.

Micro Water Facility focuses on supporting entrepreneurs in launching water and sanitation innovations in developoing countries. Of course the Arab region is far more developed compared to let's say Kenya. But the need for water is high and solutions are within hand but not always implemented well.

We believe the Middle East and North Africa Region deserves sprecial attention. The water crisis will become severe and the clock is ticking its seconds away. The regimes in place do recognize the sense of urgency, but have troubles to cooperate. WE believe cooperation starts having fact checked high quality information.

Who wants to join us setting up water management files for the MENA Region?

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Investment Funds for Water and Sanitation: Y/N?

Social impact investing is on the rim to become main streamed, this will take another 3-5 years, but the trend is clear: more and more high net worth individuals prefer to invest instead of donate, taking a more business wise approach. Investing in Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) is a clear example impact investing pays off, from a financial point of view. However the social and environmental impact of commercial operating MFIs' is not a given fact of their business. Most of these institutes realize they have to improve, so why don't MFIs' invest in water and sanitation?

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