The Water Funder Initiative (WFI) is a left-of-center environmental advocacy group and a project of the Windward Fund.
The Water Funder Initiative promotes “water sustainability” in conjunction with the center-left Energy, Hewlett, Packard, Walton, S.D. Bechtel, Mitchell, and Rockefeller Foundations. Among other things, the Initiative seeks to create a “water fee” in key states such as Texas, California, and Colorado to pay for “affordable basic [water] supplies for disadvantaged communities”; “reform municipal and green bond rules” to encourage more public financing of environmentalist projects; and support politicians who want to alter water rate structures in order to “incentivize conservation.” 1
- “Toward Water Sustainability: A Blueprint in Philanthropy.” Water Funder Initiative. Published March 2016. Accessed March 21, 2019. http://waterfunder.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Water-Funder-Initiative-Blueprint-March-15-2016.pdf