A Catalogue of Good Practices in Water Use Efficiency: A Pilot Phase Report

To support in-country activities, the 2030 WRG has been developing an open-source, global, public-private knowledge base of good practices on water transformation with the help of the Stockholm International Water Institute. In its final form, the catalogue will include – for each lever of the cost curve – international and local best-practice examples, concrete solutions […]

Water flows through heart of sustainability challenges

BY ANDRE FOURIE TEN years ago, SA was the focal point of the world media as the host country of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). Held a decade after the iconic Rio Earth Summit, the WSSD produced a conceptual leap in understanding that sustainable development is about more than environmental activism and the […]

Water Day: The world is thirsty because we are hungry

By Ramya Krishnaswamy The World is Thirsty Because We are Hungry” is the message of the 2012 World Water Day. It puts in a nutshell one of the key links in the complex nexus of water, food, climate and energy: the crucial relationship between water and the production of our food. The agricultural industry is […]

Water & Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa

By Giovanna Gerbi CAPE TOWN – Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on Thursday said she was determined to ensure South Africa’s water resources were secured for the future by investing in infrastructure. Eyewitness News spoke to the minister about the country’s water resources ahead of her launching a water saving project called “No Drop”. […]

Turning off the tap on water as a human right

by Shiney Varghese The new draft National Water Policy (NWP) circulated by the Ministry of Water Resources to water experts suggests that the government is poised to withdraw from its responsibilities of water service delivery, and that multinational corporations and financial institutions might have too big a say in water allocation and policy. At first […]

‘Kingdom’s pressing water needs require updated national strategy’

By Hana Namrouqa AMMAN – HRH Prince Feisal on Friday directed the Royal Water Commission to update the Kingdom’s national “Water for Life” strategy to address new pressing issues in water management. The new national water strategy will address six new themes: supply and demand; water, energy and food; economy and financing; institutions and legislation; […]

2012 Annual Report: Catalysts for Action

The 2030 WRG entered a new phase in 2012. Thanks to the collaboration between the 2030 WRG and our partners, donors, governments, companies, NGOs, and CSOs, we experienced great progress and achievements in the year. Together, we have shaped the agenda for discussion on water resources and established new models for collaboration. Read or download […]

Driving water-enabled growth in Karnataka: Agriculture sector

Karnataka, one of India’s most water-scarce states, has a major challenge at hand. Its agricultural and economic growth aspirations will lead to an estimated 60% increase in water demand by 2030. Karnataka will be unable to meet this demand unless it focuses on a state-driven comprehensive transformation of its water and agriculture sectors. This report […]

Water Resources Group: A new model for water sector transformation

By Ramya Krishnaswamy The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 kicked off yesterday exploring the most pressing challenges that our world faces today. A strong green thread runs across Davos this year, where many discussions are focused on realizing growth in a sustainable manner. Given their importance to economic growth and social development aspirations of countries and societies around […]

Water at Davos 2012: launching a new model for partnership

By Dominic Waughray  As the issue of freshwater scarcity becomes ever more pressing, a new partnership aims to help governments change their business as usual approach to water management While much of the focus in Davos is on the macro-economic fault lines that are holding back global growth and job creation and promoting inequality, there is […]