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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Government of Peru Scales up Initiative to Reduce Corporate Water Footprint

The Blue Certificate initiative, the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), and 2030 WRG, organized a meeting in Arequipa on June 29, 2018 to talk about the certification process. Members of the initiative also presented a few case studies that showcased companies that have already been awarded. The Blue Certificate initiative was launched in 2016 […]

Managing Bundelkhand’s Water Resources: A Lesson from History

The Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh lies between the Yamuna River and the northern part of the Vindhyan ranges. It is spread over an area of 29,000 square kilometers and is home to 7.8 million people. It receives water from perennial rivers including the Yamuna, Ken, Betwa, Sindh, and Pahuj rivers. Over 75 percent of […]

Mexico’s Water Advisory Council Leads Effort to Strengthen Water Allocation Regime

On June 26, 2018, Consejo Consultivo del Agua (CCA)—Mexico’s Water Advisory Council’s—convened the Water Security and Legal Certainty Thematic Committee with the support of 2030 WRG and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). This participatory workshop was part of the committee’s activities and had several ambitious objectives: (i) share the initial diagnosis of the Mexican water […]