2030 WRG Mongolia Partnership awarded high-level ministerial award for contributions to Mongolian water sector

The Minister of Environment in Mongolia conferred 2030 Water Resources Group with a high-level ministerial award on Dec 26, 2018 in recognition of its significant contributions to the Mongolian water sector. 2030 WRG in Mongolia has supported many strategic interventions, which the award recognizes, such as the conceptualization and implementation of river basin governance mechanisms, […]

Peru 2030 WRG steering committee meets to chart new course for 2019

On December 6, 2018, Peru 2030 WRG’s 25 steering committee members gathered for the last meeting of 2018. Mrs. Mercedes Castro, Executive Director of Agualimpia—an NGO dedicated to expanding access to clean water and sanitation in Peru—and Chairman of Peru 2030 WRG Steering addressed her welcoming remarks to her fellow committee members, all of whom […]

Leading By Example | A Kenyan Replicable Best Practice in Industrial Water Management

The Kenya Industrial Water Alliance (KIWA) recently organized a peer-2-peer learning exchange visit supported by 2030 WRG and GIZ-IWASP to share a unique best practice. Red Lands Roses is a medium-sized flower farm producing roses exclusively for export. The company has invested in water-efficient technologies and operational approaches to reduce the volume of new water […]

Kenya 2030 WRG Governing Board Endorses New Industrial & Urban Water Projects

The Kenya 2030 Water Resources Group Governing Board unanimously endorsed two project proposals within the industrial and urban water management workstreams aimed at improving reliable data collection of industrial water-use and addressing the challenge of non-revenue water (NRW), respectively. Following several months of bilateral engagements with stakeholders, the proposals outline fresh approaches to two intractable […]

Rewarding Water-Responsible Companies is Key to Success in Addressing Global Water Security

By Karin Krchnak, 2030 WRG Program Manager Over the past fifteen years, I have seen a rapid evolution in corporate actors in recognizing water risks to their operations. In response, some have taken measures to ensure that all water is returned to its originating watershed while making sure that returned water is as clean or cleaner than it […]

Tanzania’s Multi-Sector Forum promotes water-smart infrastructure for a water-secure future

PRESS RELEASE The Ministry of Water convened over 100 stakeholders in Dar Es Salaam mid-November for the second meeting of the annual Multi-Sectoral Forum for National Water Resources to chart a path towards the development of water-smart infrastructure to support sustainable growth in Tanzania. The forum, which brings together senior leaders from government, business, research […]

Faruque Hassan, Bangladesh 2030 WRG’s Steering Committee member, appointed Honorary Consul General of Greece

News source: Prothom Alo Mr. Faruque Hassan, a member of Bangladesh 2030 WRG’s Steering Committee, was recently appointed by the Government of Greece as the Honorary Consul General of Greece in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mr. Hassan, who is currently the Managing Director of Giant Group, is an iconic figure in Bangladesh’s garment industry. He aspires to […]

Tackling South Africa’s Water Challenges Through Innovative Partnerships

News source: NEPAD Business Foundation If South Africa maintains a “business-as-usual” approach to water resources management, it will face a 17% gap between water demand and supply by 2030. This supply-and-demand gap can damage economic growth and derail efforts to bring clean water and sanitation to its poorest communities. The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 […]

Innovative PPP Model for Ganga wins World Bank Sustainable Development Award

The World Bank Group’s engagement on the development of an innovative Hybrid Annuity Model won the World Bank’s Sustainable Development Vice President’s Award in June 2018.  The model supports financing and sustainable operations & maintenance (O&M) of wastewater treatment plants in the Ganga basin with private sector participation. The engagement involved collaboration across World Bank, […]

2030 WRG side event at the Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit

October, 2018 – At the recent World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit, held at the end of September in New York, 2030 WRG organized a side-event that served as an opportunity to showcase the work and impact of 2030 WRG through partners’ stories. Laura Tuck, World Bank Vice President Sustainable Development, offered some remarks […]