Tell us how you value water

While you can put a price on scarcity, it’s much harder to put a monetary value on ritual bathing, water recreation, passing on a healthy ecosystem to future generations or enabling more girls to go to school by making water and sanitation easily available.”

Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

The Valuing Water Initiative uses practical case studies to showcase the implementation of the United Nations Valuing Water Principles in order to bring systemic change in the way water is valued in policy, practice, finance and behaviour and to inspire others to do the same.


A value-based approach for protecting groundwater
19 October 2022
Joe Ray, Senior Advisor Valuing Water Initiative, RVO
Youth Engagement on the Road to UN 2023
05 September 2022
Joe Ray, Senior Advisor – Valuing Water Initiative

The Valuing Water Principles