Strategic Water Partners Network South Africa: Creating Shared Value Through Innovative Partnerships

Presented in May 2013 at the World Economic Forum African Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, this report specifies how the Strategic Water Partners Network’s work has recently developed. It also describes the creation of working groups that are mapping, charting, and implementing projects that strengthen and support water management strategies and practices. Read or […]

Managing Water Use in Scarce Environments: A Catalogue of Case Studies

Since its inception, the 2030 WRG has been working to resolve the world’s water scarcity problem. One of our main goals is to bring practical analysis to the limelight to help address the problem – always in collaboration with strategic partners and water experts. Alongside Ove Arup, we scoured the globe for solutions to the […]

The Guardian: The murky pool of big business, water and policy capture

News Source: The Guardian By Oliver Balch In early 2000, a string of riots and protests broke out in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba. The “water wars” were sparked by a government decision to hand over control of water supply to a foreign-owned, private consortium. The bid process was uncontested and the revenues guaranteed for […]

ANA identificará las zonas con mayor riesgo por escasez de agua

—Con la aplicación del análisis hidro-económico, también determinará los sectores económicos y grupos sociales en riesgo por inundación y contaminación del agua. Read More »

Ministry to Cooperate with 2030 Water Resources Group

by B.Khuder The Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Green Development has established a cooperation memorandum with the 2030 Water Resources Group. The document was inked on Tuesday at the end of a sub-meeting themed “Water resources of Mongolia is a developmental accelerator” within the World Economic Forum Strategic Dialogue on the Future of Mongolia. Read More »

The Water Crisis is Now

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Make every drop count

By AJIT GULABCHAND Water must be managed by a coalition of public, private and civil society interests. Water is one of the most indispensable of all natural resources. It is vital for the survival of human beings and the scarcity of water has a significant impact on our economic development and biological diversity. Water is […]

Speech by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs BEE Molewa, on the occasion of the presentation of Budget Vote Number 37 on behalf of the Department of Water Affairs at the Old Assembly Chamber, Parliament, Cape Town

We have great pleasure in addressing Parliament and to report back on the mandate bestowed upon us by the people of South Africa. Our enduring mandate of water resources protection, delivering water to the people of our country and ensuring that South Africa is a water secure country, not only forms the bedrock for the […]

Mines and government work on closing water gap

The Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN-SA) is in the process of identifying institutional and pricing models to incentivise collaboration between government and mining companies in ‘closing the water gap’ by increasing the treatment and reuse of mine water, reports Legalbrief Policy Watch. This is according to Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, who made […]