Introduction

What is the INFFEWS Benefit Cost Analysis Tool?

The INFFEWS Benefit Cost Analysis Tool (the ‘BCA Tool’) is an Excel-based framework that allows the user to develop a benefit cost analysis (BCA). It was developed in response to industry feedback highlighting that developing a holistic business case is an important factor in delivering water sensitive investments. Accordingly, the BCA Tool is tailored specifically to assessing investments for water sensitive cities. Its contents, framework and assumptions are based on sound economics and the tool is fully consistent with guidelines prepared by Australian state and national governments.e Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities.