Vision and Mission

We envision a world with enough safe water for growth, people, and the environment.

The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) is a public, private, civil society partnership hosted by the World Bank Group. The partnership supports country-level collaboration designed to unite diverse groups with a common interest in the sustainable management of water resources.

Measuring Our Impact

Our mission is to help countries close the gap between water demand and supply by 2030. It is very important that we build strong partnerships and understand how decisions are made in the countries in which we operate. Not only do we want to know whether our programs are successful and impactful, but also why. This will help inform us to better design the programs with our partners, and more effectively replicate and scale our efforts.  

The 2030 WRG’s work is centered around our theory of change and results framework. We use these inputs to determine the desired outputs, outcomes, and eventual impact. Clear indicators are associated with each step, focusing on concrete, measurable results.


Contributing to the Global Agenda

The 2030 WRG is committed to contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This commitment is not just to the goals that specifically target water, but also to those that depend on water:

When it comes to climate action, the 2030 WRG is helping countries developing water security and resilience planning capabilities through different approaches and methodologies:

  • Developing hydro-economic analyses and multi-criteria investment prioritization systems oriented at pursuing water security and resilience;
  • Supporting reforms in water allocation regimes to provide for greater water security and legal certainty under greater variability and uncertainty;
  • Integrating nature-based solutions in water resources management to support climate change adaptation processes; and
  • Supporting the private sector in their efforts to develop more robust water risk and water stewardship practices.

Our work contributes in various ways to the goal of ending poverty through a strong focus on improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Our programs also contribute to building sustainable cities and protecting life below water and life on land as we focus on producing more food with less water, cleaning up rivers, and improving the treatment of wastewater and industrial effluents.

The SDGs include a strong call for various kinds of partnerships to contribute to their implementation, particularly among governments, the private sector, and civil society. The 2030 WRG contributes directly to Goal 17 and in a way sets an example for other platforms on how to mobilize actors across sectors for action.