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Community problems can only be resolved by community-led solutions

The Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP)–an initiative facilitated by 2030 WRG and supported by the Laikipia Wildlife Forum (LWF)–has been supporting Water Resource User Associations (WRUAs) in Kenya to manage their shared water resources. We interviewed Joy Makena, Manager of the Teleswani WRUA in Meru County, Kenya, about her experience leading her community from […]

BLOG: Women at the Heart of Innovation in Agriculture

By Karishma Gupte, 2030 WRG Partnerships Coordinator, Maharashtra Program A study by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reveals that women could improve agricultural yields by 20-30 percent if given access to the same productive resources, such as modern inputs, technology, financial services, and training, that are available to men. In the Amravati […]

Q&A with Flamingo’s Director of Sustainability: Transparency key to incentivizing private sector participation

Richard Fox is the Sustainability Director for Flamingo Horticulture and member of the Kenya 2030 WRG Governing Board. He serves as the immediate past Chairman of the Kenya Flower Council, the Chairman of Lake Naivasha Growers Group, and a trustee of Imarisha Naivasha, a pioneering multi-stakeholder forum set up by the Kenyan government to oversee […]

South Africa’s SWPN Appoints New Program Manager

South Africa’s Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN) has appointed Ms. Thembi Mkhize as the new Program Manager. She assumed her duties as of February 4th, 2019. The SWPN is a multi-stakeholder platform, brokered by the 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG), chaired by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), and co-chaired by South African Breweries […]

India

The Government of Karnataka—with help from 2030 WRG—partnered with two leading drip-irrigation companies to connect these farmers to water supply and market opportunities, enabling them to improve their livelihoods

Momentum for sustainable corporate water practices gathers in Peru

On February 1, 2019, 2030 WRG organized an event to introduce the Blue Certificate initiative to corporate members of the Asociación para el Fomento de la Infraestructura Nacional (AFIN), which is a business association that advocates for the development of public services infrastructure in Peru. The President of AFIN, Mrs. Leonie Roca—who is also a […]

The Government of Mongolia grants prestigious award to 2030 WRG for its support for water security

Mongolia’s water challenge is somewhat unique. Looking only at national-level data about Mongolia’s water supply and demand, it is easy to conclude that Mongolia has enough water to support its population and industries. But such high-level data belie the concrete water challenges that are felt by its people and industries at the local level; Mongolia’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]