Agri-Water Sustainability in India: Setting the Agenda for the Alliance for Thought Leadership and Action

India is a water-stressed region with increasing levels of pollution in water bodies due to untreated sewage and effluents. The agriculture sector, which consumes 80% of India’s water resources and accounts for 90% of the groundwater withdrawals, uses water inefficiently. All these challenges have wide-scale implications for the nation’s water security, further aggravated by climate […]

UP involvement in creation knowledge centre for river rejuvenation in India

Recently the 2030 WRG engaged with the Government of the State of Uttar Pradesh (GOUP) in India to work towards river rejuvenation and sustainable and equitable water management including good irrigation practices through participative multi-stakeholder processes in the State. The cooperation was triggered by the Jal Jan Jodo Abhiyan movement, led by Rajendra Singh (Tarun […]

Collaborating with GIZ on urban water risk management solutions in Africa

Stockholm, August, 2015 — GIZ through its International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) signed an agreement with 2030 WRG to collaborate on raising awareness and convening stakeholders to identify urban water risk-management solutions in Kenya and elsewhere. The collaboration will start with a joint multi-stakeholder effort to improve the water balance in the Nairobi catchment. Urban […]

Bangladesh water security issues addressed in newly established partnership

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 August — With the endorsement of the Bangladesh Ministry of Water Resources, 2030 WRG has recently facilitated the creation of an open and inclusive multi-stakeholder platform with key partners concerned with the water security of Bangladesh.  Earlier in March of this year, deep dives into the Bangladesh water challenges were presented as part of the final […]

The Independent: Peter Brabeck-Letmathe: Nestle Head sceptical about health benefits of the gluten-free revolution

News Source:  The Independent The recipe is changing for the food industry. Processed food sales are under pressure in America where consumers are seeking out healthier alternatives. For gluten-free or organic goods they are turning to new brands and smaller producers they think they can trust. It leaves companies like Nestlé, the world’s largest food company […]

State of Karnataka funds 250 million USD in drip irrigation programs

Bangalore, July 2015 — Through the catalytical role of 2030 WRG, the State government of Karnataka committed an investment of 250 million USD to fund the implementation of drip irrigation programs for the production of sugarcane across the state. With over 430,000 hectares under sugarcane cultivation and sugar output of 4 million tons, the state of […]

BRAC confirmed participation to 2030 WRG Governing Council

BRAC has confirmed its official membership participation to the 2030 WRG Governing Council. This was approved in the last GC meeting, held during the World Economic Forum Annual Meetings at the end of January. BRAC is an international development organization based in Bangladesh. It is the largest non-governmental development organization in the world. Established by […]

River Rejuvenation through Community Participation: Hindon River Basin

June 11, 2015 In partnership with Jal Jan Jodo Abhiyan (JJJA), spearheaded by the Waterman of India, Rajendra Singh, 2030 WRG stepped up its commitment to the river Ganga Rejuvenation program through a program focused on the Hindon river basin. A highly polluted, 400 kilometer stretch, the Hindon river flows across the industrial belt of Western […]

Forming allies with Mexico’s National Water Commission to face water challenges

Mexico City, July 2015 — The National Water Commission in Mexico, CONAGUA, has signed a Cooperation Accord with 2030 WRG in July to collaborate on a joint program that comprises three main initiatives: the development of a capital investment prioritization system, the analysis of the challenges and opportunities for private sector involvement in the water sector […]

El Comercio: “Crecer en base al uso intensivo del agua es inviable”

News Source: El Comercio De cada S/.10 que se producen en el Perú, S/.8 son de zonas donde el agua es escasa, apuntó el consultor Gonzalo Delacámara El modelo económico basado en el uso intensivo del agua es visto como poco sostenible en el tiempo. Más aun si trata de zonas donde el recurso es […]