Mission and Vision
Our vision and mission
Why we do what we do
We envision a world with enough safe water to support the needs of people, ecosystems, and the economy.
The 2030 WRG aims to contribute to the United Nations’ SDGs of ending extreme poverty; growing strong, inclusive, and transformative economies; and protecting our ecosystems. These goals cannot be achieved without water, nor can they be achieved alone. By working together to develop and implement the right strategies, policies, plans, and programs, much more can be achieved and sustained.
What we need to do
Our mission is to help countries achieve water security by 2030 by facilitating collective action on water between government, the private sector, and civil society.
How we do it
2030 WRG brings together public, private, and civil society stakeholders to have open discussions about water management and to develop concrete proposals that can help improve the management of water resources.
We only work with countries at the request of the government – our impact depends on a strong government commitment to work with partners through a constructive, transparent, and sustained dialogue. We tailor our level of involvement and approach to each country’s water challenges. 2030 WRG creates a convening platform, which is a neutral place where stakeholders can collectively identify and agree on priorities and activities to improve water resources management in their countries.
Contributing to the global agenda
2030 WRG is committed to contributing to the recently adopted SDGs. This commitment is not just to the goals that specifically target water, but also to those that depend on water. Much of the work that 2030 WRG and its partners are planning or already implementing is also related to adapting to the effects of climate change.
Our work contributes in various ways to the goals to end poverty and hunger and ensure good health. Our programs also contribute to building sustainable cities and protecting the marine environment and terrestrial ecosystems as we focus on producing more food with less water, cleaning up rivers, and improving the treatment of wastewater and industrial effluents.
The SDGs include a strong call for various kinds of partnerships to contribute to their implementation, particularly between governments, the private sector, and civil society. 2030 WRG is an example of such a partnership, and our approach and role fits well in the ongoing efforts to implement these international commitments.