São Paulo Program establishes four Working Groups

Sao Paulo, July 2017 – An agreement was signed with the São Paulo Secretariat of Water Resources and Sanitation, laying the foundation for a comprehensive program of joint action. Also since July 2017, a 2030 WRG Representative is based in Sao Paulo in order to set-up and lead the program. Since then, the 2030 Water […]

Gestion: A Certificate that leaves a trace

News source: GESTION newspaper By Beatriz Merino I was recently invited to attend the handing over of the first Blue Certificate – an innovative state program promoting the voluntary water footprint measuring of private companies. Specifically this footprint is an indicator that defines the total amount of water used to produce goods and services. Interestingly it […]

Government of Karnataka Partners with Private Sector for Ramthal DMAC (Drip to Market Agro Corridor)

Karnataka, July 15, 2017 – The Government of Karnataka signed Memoranda of Understanding with six private sector companies at a Ramthal DMAC workshop in Bengaluru jointly organized with 2030 WRG, with representatives from the Departments of Water Resources, Agriculture, Horticulture, Watershed Development and the private sector. The private sector companies which signed the MoUs included: […]

World Bank Water Global Practice to host 2030 WRG in new phase

Washington, DC – The World Bank Water Global Practice has agreed to host the 2030 Water Resources Group program from January 1st, 2018 onward. The 2030 WRG Governing Council, together with the World Bank Water GP and the IFC, the current host organization since 2012, have made this strategic decision to accommodate opportunities for larger scale impact […]

Vietnam – a high level analysis

Vietnam is a country that faces diverse water-related challenges whilst experiencing strong economic growth. To respond to these challenges, a partnership facilitated by the 2030 WRG between the Government of Vietnam, the private sector and civil society is currently being explored, to identify and align joint initiatives to work towards sustainable water resources management. 2030 […]

Mine Water Coordinating Body established in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa – A pioneering Mine Water Coordinating Body (MWCB) has been established as an outcome of collaboration under the Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN), the South Africa partnership of the 2030 WRG.  The MWCB, active since early 2017, brings together the mining industry and government to find solutions to the complex regulatory, institutional and […]

Blueprint for National Water Accounting in India

2030 WRG in collaboration with the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MOWR) and India-EU Water Partnership, is supporting the development of a blueprint for water accounting in India. This blueprint builds upon international experiences, with the overall objective to: Provide an architecture for appropriate policy decisions at the national and state-level, towards […]

2030 WRG receives Honorary Government Diploma Mongolia

On July 6, 2017, the Mongolian Minister of Environment and Tourism conferred an Honorary Government Diploma to Christoph Jakob, 2030 WRG Regional Co-Head Asia. The certificate was presented by the State Secretary Ts. Tsengel early July in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for the recognition and strong appreciation of the ongoing work in the country.

Troubled Waters: A Multi-Stakeholder Vision to Rejuvenate the Hindon

News Source: Terra Green (July 2017) Over the past few decades, man has made all possible attempts to conquer the rivers by blocking them off with long embankments, dams, barrages, channels, crossroads, short-length bridges, and physical structures, all leading to deteriorating river conditions. People, unaware of the dire consequences, have treated rivers as a means […]

2030 WRG organizes Water Reuse Roundtable in São Paulo

On July 3, 2017, the 2030 WRG organized the second meeting of the Demand Management and Reuse working group in São Paulo and it was an opportunity to deepen the debate about reuse in Brazil and São Paulo. The meeting had the format of a roundtable in which presenters discussed studies developed by the University of […]