In this course students will learn about how to identify, analyse, structure and source a range of traditional forms of finance for the purpose of capital investment. Students will first explore and learn about historical, contemporary and emerging needs for financing and investment instruments in the water sector. Fundamental finance and investment principles and theories of relevance to the water sector such as time value of money, capital structure, capital budgeting, cost of capital, risks and returns, portfolio diversification will then be covered. Next, the major sources of funds, financial markets, financial institutions and financial instruments of relevance to the water sector will be identified and critically compared. Finally, the course will critically explore current and newly developed investment opportunities relating to the water industry. The course will equip students with an understanding of how to make optimal investment and financing decisions in relation to capital investment in the water sector.
Nathan Trimester 1