Training program Economy and finance of the service

To give you the tools that will guarantee the good health and financial autonomy of your service over the long term

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The AgroParisTech Chair “SUEZ – General Management of Urban Water and Sanitation Services” through its EXECUTIVE MASTER “Water for All” – OpT offers short training courses in the form of Thematic Units that bring together several complementary modules related to water, sanitation, the circular economy, sustainable development or the sector in general.

Their duration varies between 3 and 17 days.

They will enable you to acquire more knowledge and know-how, managerial and operational skills in the world of water and sanitation.

They will allow you to share your experience with managers from different countries in French-speaking Africa, Asia or Central Europe.
They are given in French or English.

The teaching is done by professionals with at least 10 years of international experience in the field.

Customized training (water/sanitation/management) can be offered on request. These can take place in France or abroad or in your company.

For whom?

For Water and Sanitation Professionals
  • Executive Directors
  • Head of services
  • Operational Directors
  • Financial Directors
  • Executive Officers
  • Managers
  • Engineers
  • Project managers

Training benefits

The AgroParisTech – SUEZ Chair offers specific training courses dedicated to urban water and sanitation services. They bring together experts in the sector and are open to all professionals in these services.

Come and learn about the economic management of your water service with the presentation of new dedicated tools (exclusive OpT financial tool!)

Financial management


  Water-price scale


  Financial tools (financial model) 

training benefits


Understand the minimum financial requirements

Know the different financial instruments that can be used to support the strengthening and development of the utility, to cover both operating and capital costs

Understand the cost of a water or sanitation service through infrastructure amortization, maintenance and user management

Learn about cost management and financial tools for strengthening services

Financial tool (OpT financial model)  training program – May 10,2023 – 1day


  • Be familiar with the various financial instruments that can be used to support the strengthening and development of the service, to cover both operating costs and investments
  • Understand the financial policies of donors and their modes of intervention


  • Presentation of the financing needs of water and wastewater utilities
  • Financial equilibrium of water and sanitation utilities based on the 3Ts (tariffs, taxes and transfers) and strategic financial planning
  • Alternative financing sources: tariff revenues, public subsidies and international transfers
  • Innovative financing tools that can be used to mobilize private financial resources
  • Examples of innovative financing, including microfinance, sub-sovereign and small operator financing (micro-finance), guarantees, bond issues, rating instruments, etc.
  • Presentation of alternative results-based aid schemes for water and sanitation (JPF- MM)
  • Financing tools used by donors to support water and sanitation services
  • Business model for sanitation including on-site sanitation

Skills acquired:

Know-how to access funding for the service to better meet current and future needs.

Water-price Scale training program – May 11,2023 – 1 day

  • Understand the cost of a water or wastewater service through infrastructure depreciation, maintenance and user management
  • Learn how to forecast the costs of a new project by identifying the savings to be made and the new charges to be financed
  • Know the different pricing methods, their advantages and limitations
  • Understand the relationship between balance sheet accounting and cash flow in a water or wastewater utility
  • Know the different financial instruments that can be used to support the strengthening and development of the utility, to cover both operating costs and investments
  • Understand the financial policies of donors and their methods of intervention

Finance management training program  – May 12 and 15,2023 – 2 days

  • Basic financial tools: Income statement, interim management balance sheet, balance sheet, working capital and working capital requirement, key ratios, leverage effect
  • Financial flows within the company
  • The financial diagnosis of the company
  • The tools of the financial analysis of the project: NPV, IRR and “pay back”

Stéphane KLUTSCH has worked with audit, accounting and tax consulting for the past 25 years, supervising work for clients in various sectors, such as energy and utilities, oil and gas, IT, banking, telecommunications and manufacture. He joined the accounting and audit firm Deloitte in 1997 as country managing partner, first in charge of Gabon and then Equatorial Guinea and Congo. He’s previous experiences have been for BNP PARIBAS in Gabon as a credit man, for the accounting and audit firm ERNST & YOUNG as an auditor and for a medical device manufacturer in France as a chief financial officer. He is currently the managing partner of Audit & Business Advisory (ABA). His key relevant experience includes financial and statutory audit, operational audit (analysis and process improvement, internal control assessment…), accounting, taxation advice, company valuations, due diligence projects, assistance to the implementation of administrative and accounting procedures, training, recruitment, coordination and coaching. He is a chartered accountant (France) graduated from ESLSCA Business School (major in Corporate Finance)


Marine FAVRE

Marine FAVRE‘s career has been guided by her continuous interest in supporting the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies in the water sector because she is passionate about the issues surrounding this hybrid good. She has contributed to work internationally and in France, within public and private institutions, as a consultant for a consulting firm, as a researcher, and now as a project manager in the French central administration.

Marc MULLER, partner of Nodalis Conseil, is an engineer from the École Polytechnique and a graduate of the ENPC School of International Management (MBA program of the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées). He specializes in the financial and institutional aspects of international development projects, particularly in the field of water and sanitation, electricity and transport infrastructures, as well as in regulatory issues. He is more particularly in charge of financial studies, including the development of technical-financial feasibility models, business plans and regulations, in the framework of several missions related to Public Private Partnerships (PPP), monitoring of public companies, large national or regional infrastructures, urban transport projects or OBA (Output-Based Aid) financing schemes. He has also specialized in the institutional aspects of public services, in particular in the participation of the private sector in the management of public companies (leasing/concession) or the development of infrastructures (concession/BOT), whether at the preparation, implementation or regulation stages (monitoring/control, audit, mediation/renegotiation…).


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  • Close to Montpellier St Roch railway station in the city center
  • AgroParisTech has a special rate of 70 euros/night (excluding breakfast and city taxes)

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