Business sector points to integration of actions as solution for water crisis

April 26, 2017 – The Business Engagement Forum was held on Tuesday (April 25) in Brasilia, and brought together experts and companies from different sectors to discuss a key theme: the efficient management of water resources in a context of scarcity. The discussants presented a series of experiences that have been developed for this purpose, […]

Introducing the 2030 WRG Ethiopia Representative and Program Coordinator

Teshome Beyene Berhe started working as the 2030 WRG Ethiopia Country Representative in March, 2017. Teshome holds a degree in theoretical economics from the University of East Anglia, UK, a Diploma in Law from the Mekele University and an Advanced Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute of London. He has also earned a certification […]

Financial Express: Call for installing ETPs in economic zones

News Source: The Financial Express  Speakers at a workshop on Wednesday emphasised the need for installing full functional effluent treatment plants (ETPs) in the economic zones of the country before industrial plants go into production. They also said the concept of green economic zones will help attract more foreign direct investment in many sectors. The speakers […]

PPIAF to provide financial and technical support to advance non-revenue water in South Africa through SWPN

South Africa has a population of 51 million people with 60 percent of the population living in urban environments and 40 percent living in rural settlements. South Africa obtains its water supply from surface water (77%); groundwater (9%); and recycled water (14%).1 Currently, South Africa is using water broadly within its natural supply limits (using […]

Recent Peru key steering committee meetings and working group meetings

Key meetings – 2030 Water Resources Group in Peru November 2016 – March 2017 January 26, 2017 Steering Committee Meeting – participation of 18 members of Board including Ministers of Environment, Minister of Social Inclusion, Vice minister of Sanitation, Director of Peruvian National Water Agency (ANA), President of SUNASS and Presidential Sherpa on the UN […]

New Program Manager SWPN appointed

The SWPN has appointed Nick Tandi as the new Program Manager. He assumed his duties as of March 1st, 2017. The SWPN is a multi-stakeholder platform, brokered by the 2030 WRG, chaired by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), and co-chaired by South African Breweries (SAB) on behalf of business. Before joining the SWPN, Nick was […]

2030 WRG organizes the first meetings of the São Paulo Working Groups

On March 20, 2017, the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) organized the first meetings of the São Paulo Working Groups, which focused on (1) Water Demand Management, Reuse and Recycling; and (2) Sustainable Financing of Water Infrastructure. The Metropolitan Region of São Paulo (MRSP) — the seventh most populous urban area in the world […]