Platform

Overview

The vision of WFX is to develop, implement, and demonstrate governance structures and funding solutions exist to enable communities to develop sustainable and safe drinking water and wastewater systems. WFX aims to increase investment in water infrastructure and address the funding gap for small, rural, and underserved communities. 

WFX defines success by effectively connecting small, rural, and underserved communities to ideas, expertise, and financing which yield successful water infrastructure deals. 

The WFX Approach: Three Pillars

1. Community Engagement and Partnerships

Identifying and engaging community leaders that seek to implement sustainable water infrastructure solutions. WFX serves as a trusted and neutral intermediary to develop solutions from the ground-up with community partners

2. Comprehensive Technical Assistance

Supporting communities implement governance models, capital financing management, operations and maintenance analysis, affordability strategies, regulatory compliance, integration with regional watershed approaches and sustainability, and long-term economic resiliency

3. Revolving Pre-Development Fund

Providing pre-development financing and bridge loans to catalyze project success or mitigate short-term barriers that impede project completion

Blended Funding and Financing Models

Offer new opportunities to accelerate development of water projects by attracting catalytic and transitional funding from multiple sources, including government entities, private finance, and philanthropy

The WFX Process

WFX aims to increase investment in water infrastructure and address the funding gap for small, rural, and underserved communities.

Build a Pipeline

Accelerate Project Development

Invest in Projects

WFX Community Priorities

1. Community Leadership

Recognition of need and commitment to solve challenges, project champion(s), community support, and ability to effectively collaborate with project partners

2. Project Need

Public health and environmental challenges, strong candidate for a funding support, clear path to sustainable success

3. Financing Capacity

Debt-service capacity, financial need, dedicated source of repayment, and rate structures

WFX’s activities are supported by philanthropic donations. The organization defrays the cost of its activities with small success fees on successfully funded projects.

G‐17 Notice: The Water Finance Exchange is acting as a technical assistance provider and not as a municipal advisor, financial advisor or fiduciary to the Issuer or any other person or entity in connection with the issuance of municipal securities by the Issuer. The information provided is not intended to be and should not be construed as “advice” within the meaning of Section 15B of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Issuer should consult with its own financial and/or municipal, legal, accounting, tax and other advisors, as applicable, to the extent it deems appropriate. If the Issuer would like a municipal advisor that has legal fiduciary duties to the Issuer, then the Issuer is free to engage a municipal advisor to serve in that capacity.

WFX is calling for information about communities that have an identified need and a funding gap to be screened as potential early deal candidates. To review the Letter of Interest requirements, CLICK HERE.