Financing for Natural Infrastructure Projects

There is a growing water-related infrastructure funding gap across the Canadian Prairies as investments in this infrastructure have not kept pace with depreciation. The estimated depreciation of grey, water-related infrastructure in the Prairie provinces outpaced investments by nearly CAD 3 billion (21.9%) between 2017 and 2021.

Canada’s water infrastructure is funded by a mix of sources, including municipal, provincial, and federal governments, with some limited support from the private sector. This report showcases how private capital can help finance natural infrastructure to meet our water needs, the factors that go into financing decisions, and the benefits of the investments.