Tanzania Multi-Sector Forum on Water Resources: Collaboration Key to Ensuring Water Security

Senior leaders from the Tanzanian water sector convened at the Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam on 3rd December 2019 for the 3rd National Multi-Sector Forum on Water Resources to explore strategies for strengthening the collaboration among stakeholders in Tanzania’s water sector. Attendees renewed the focus on water data collection and harmonization […]

Global meets Local: First 2030 WRG field visit by 2030 WRG Governing Council Co-Chairs and Steering Board members

Lima, Peru, November 15 – The first-ever field visit for 2030 WRG Steering Board members to a country program was held in Lima, Peru from 11 to 13 November, bringing together over 60 participants. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the Governing Council Co-Chairs and global Steering Board members to a multi-stakeholder partnership […]

Scaling Sanitation and Promoting the Circular Economy Top Priorities for Kenya 2030 WRG Governing Board

The Kenya 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) Governing Board –  chaired by Cabinet Secretary Chelugui, Ministry of Water, Sanitation, & Irrigation, and Vimal Shah, Chairman of BIDCO – unanimously endorsed two new priority areas during its second meeting of 2019 mid-November in Nairobi. The initiatives take aim at curbing water pollution through more effective […]

2030 WRG Bangladesh Dissemination Workshop on Valuing Water

By Jennifer Möller-Guland Bangladesh is starting something no country has done before: developing and implementing the assessment of the value of water so that all future investment decisions – from government and private sector – will consider their impact on water and make better decisions. On November 17, 2019 in Dhaka, the 2030 WRG in […]

2019 Annual Report: Building Trust, Growing Resilience

This report tracks our activities between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 (Fiscal Year 2019). It provides a record of our strategic approach, our governance structures, and our work at the country level during the year. Read or download the 2019 Annual Report >>

Q&A with President of Consejo Consultivo del Agua: Collective Action Central to the Democratic Process

Victor Lichtinger is the President of Consejo Consultivo del Agua (CCA), Mexico’s water advisory council. In this interview, he discusses how the 2030 WRG is addressing bottlenecks to progress in a democratic way. Water resources challenges are complex, interdependent, and highly political in nature. No political or social actor can address or tackle these challenges […]

To Revitalize Urban Rivers, We Must First Change the Way We Look at Them

In metropolitan areas of Brazil, inadequate coverage of sewage collection and treatment infrastructures is the biggest cause for the widespread pollution of urban rivers, streams, and lakes. Many of the watercourses that cut through urban areas eventually turn into sewage channels that run on the surface or under the ground. Besides that, due to inadequate […]

The Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor: Is Latin America Facing a New Crisis Over Water Stress?

Featured Q&A Q Chile and Mexico are among the countries in the world most susceptible to “water stress,” according to the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, which the World Resources Institute updated last month. The index measures the amounts of water that irrigated agriculture, industries and municipalities withdraw annually from their available supply, as well as […]

Country Innovation Story | Mongolia: Strengthening Urban Water Management

Strengthening Urban Water Management By Bulgan, General Director, Department of Green Policy and Strategic Planning, MET; and Mr. L. Erdenbulgan, Head of Water Resources Division, MET on behalf of the MSP members The Challenge  Mongolia receives only 378 mm of rainfall annually, which is a mere fraction of a global average of 900 mm. The country also has limited surface water […]

Rapid Assessment of Greater Dhaka Groundwater Sustainability

Bangladesh Water Partnership (BWP) has been commissioned by the Bangladesh Water Multi-Stakeholder Partnership to conduct a rapid assessment of the groundwater sustainability of the Greater Dhaka Area. BWP is the country partnership of the Global Water Partnership Organization headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and in this regard, was supported by the 2030 WRG. This report has […]