Component

Implementation

Implementation of Program Activities is a component of every Water Fund that relates to how the team responsible for core tasks are operationalizing the required work. Implementation includes all actions related to identifying capacity needs, long-term strategic planning, hiring, management, pilot projects, and the eventual implementation of interventions at scale.

Why is this necessary?

To develop and execute projects related to interventions, such as natural infrastructure and other projects or parts of projects that help improve water security comprise these actions. Efforts here deliver tangible work products, such as reports, restored land, trees planted, and so on. 

Key Ideas

A series of implementation-related actions should be taken across the Water Funds Project Cycle. These actions relate primarily to long-term strategic planning, pilot projects, and hiring. Explore the steps and key resources below to learn more. 

Implementation of program activities within the 5 phases of the Water Fund Project Cycle:

Phase 1: Feasibility

The Feasibility Phase includes two 'checks' to test if a Water Fund is the right water security tool. First, a test of 'eligibility' is completed by quickly determining if there are water security challenges and a potential for a Water Fund to help. If yes, feasibility is then explored further by developing a deeper understanding of the situation and generally how a Water Fund could positively contribute to water security within the defined area.

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Phase 2: Design

The Design Phase is undertaken to develop the best solutions for the identified water security issues and to choose the appropriate water fund configuration which accounts for key technical issues, financial considerations, governance dimensions and strives for maximum impact.

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Phase 3: Creation

The Creation Phase is undertaken to formalize and publicly launch the water fund.

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Phase 4: Operation

The Operation Phase is undertaken to establish stability by developing and implementing a comprehensive work plan, which guides systematic execution of activities, measurement and evaluation, and communication of progress towards the goals of the water fund. These activities should be continuously improved through adaptive management, refinements, and innovation.

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Phase 5: Maturity

The Maturity Phase is a determination that assures the long-term viability of the water fund to create significant and lasting impact that positively contributes to water security.