EPW: From Policy to Practice – Principles of Water Governance

Source: Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) By ROCHI KHEMKA (rkhemka@ifc.org), Regional Coordinator for Asia at the 2030 Water Resources Group Posted: December 24, 2016 From Policy to Practice Principles of Water Governance The Mihir Shah Committee report lays a solid foundation for restructuring water governance in India. Yet, a few supplementary provisions could reinforce the […]

Innovative mechanism in Peru facilitates public-private partnerships

December 15, 2016 – Works for Taxes (OxI), is an innovative mechanism created in 2009 in the Peruvian State that allows a company to invest directly in public infrastructure, charged to income tax that can be paid annually. In other words, it is an advance of public investment by the private in a state program. […]

[Spanish only] Certificado Azul para la promoción de la Huella Hídrica empresarial en Perú

Desde el año 2015, la Autoridad Nacional del Agua del Perú (ANA), viene impulsando a las empresas del sector privado a que realicen la medición y reducción de la huella hídrica en sus procesos y operaciones. Esta iniciativa que vincula estrechamente al Estado y al sector privado hacia una gestión sostenible del agua, tiene el […]

Preliminary Market Assessment Launched For Urban Wastewater Public-Private Sector In Bangladesh

Greater Dhaka has been a major engine of growth and prosperity in Bangladesh, representing more than 40% of Bangladesh’s national GDP. The Dhaka Sewage Master Plan (DSMP 2035) area has suffered alarming levels of environmental degradation, which was induced by the rapid growth of the poorly regulated export-based and local industry, agricultural run-off and an […]

Water Governance and Institutional Reform in Bangladesh

92% of Bangladesh’s all water resources are external, i.e. entering Bangladesh via trans-boundary waters, resulting in high dependency and uncertainty on future water availability. A large part of the country also suffers from salinity intrusion in water. Of the water that is available, over 90 percent is used for agriculture. Irrigation efficiency in Bangladesh is […]

2030WRG, EU Water Experts Collaborate to Diffuse Industrial Water Pollution in Ganga River Basin

The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG), together with European partners and the Paper Manufacturer’s Association, organized a first of its kind industry workshop in the northern town of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh (U.P.), September 6, 2016. The objective of the workshop was to share best practices from Europe and India, focussed to address the waste […]

Working on waste water reuse for Ulaanbaatar

An agreement with the Ministry of Environment and Green Development, signed in 2013, paved the way for 2030WRG to conduct a Hydro-Economic Analysis (HEA) to examine the water demand and supply in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Alarmingly, there is a projected water demand-supply gap by the year 2030 due to which, all the stakeholders have shown […]

2030 WRG conducts high-level overview assessment of the Vietnam water sector

After receiving a positive response from the local stakeholders on its approach, 2030 WRG is conducting a high-level overview assessment of the Vietnam water sector. The assessment will cover the overall water resources situation, including a high-level water demand-supply analysis and identify solutions required to optimize the use of water. It will also cover mapping […]

Innovative irrigation financing for smallholder farmers key to Kenya’s water-smart future

by PS Patrick Mwangi Ministry Water and Irrigation   There is no disputing the importance of agriculture to Kenyan livelihoods and our economy. In 2014, Kenya imported food worth KES 114 billion. This figure is expected to increase to KES 200 billion by the end of 2016. Agriculture contributes approximately 28 percent of GDP, employs 75 […]

Hindon Yatra Exhibiton & Symposium 2016 in Baghpat

In Baghpat the District Magistrate and Chief Development Officer spearheaded a Water Walk on 9 September,2016  attended by more than 2000 youth. Mr. Rajendra Singh, Waterman of India and Stockholm Water Prize Laureate 2015 was special guest at the Hindon Yatra Exhibition & Symposium held in his ancestral town. Youth demonstrated their environmental awareness and […]