Entries by Alida Pham

Financing solutions for drip irrigation in Karnataka

A recent November workshop focused on deliberating financing solutions for drip irrigation in the sugarcane industry. The meeting brought together 60 participants from sugar mills, financial institutions and government. A small follow-up discussion was held on December 5. The discussions are part of a larger initiative to bring together the private and public sectors around […]

Water scarcity solutions in Aurangabad

A brainstorming workshop around Water Security Solutions for the district was held in Aurangabad on Jan 23. Discussions focused on water solutions across the themes: Peri-urban Water Security through Harvesting and Recharge, Watershed ++ Model: Soil Moisture Security and Agri Water Use Efficiency, Sub-Basin Management/ Integrated Water Resources Management and Municipal Wastewater Reuse in Industry. Dr […]

Setting a strong foundation for new partnerships in Kenya

Kenya is an exciting new addition to this year’s portfolio. Although the idea for a partnership in Kenya was only first discussed with the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water, and Natural Resources in March of 2014, strong progress has been made in a very short period of time. Both the Analytical and Convening stages are […]

ETurbonews: World Economic Forum to host Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 secretariat

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland – The World Economic Forum will host the secretariat of the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020 beginning February 2015. Born out of support from the United States Government for the Consumer Goods Forum commitment to achieve zero-net tropical deforestation by 2020, the TFA is a global public-private partnership to help slow tropical deforestation […]

Governing Council discusses way forward in Davos

The annual 2030 WRG Governing Council meeting was recently held on 22 January, during the World Economic Forum Annual Meetings in Davos, Switzerland. Council members reviewed the achievements of 2030 WRG to date and discussed the outlook for the year ahead. Acting Chair, Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo CEO, led the discussions on the role that 2030 […]

Joining hands to conserve water in Karnataka

The Indian State Government of Karnataka recently co-published a brochure with 2030 WRG to highlight opportunities for the private sector to collaborate with the government and public institutions specifically on water conservation measures. One of such measures is the sugarcane drip initiative for which Karnataka is currently mobilizing CSR contributions. Read or download the brochure […]

Improving Water Security in Bangladesh through new partnerships

Two analytical studies, commissioned by 2030 WRG, were conducted in August, 2014, in Bangladesh: an economy-wide information analysis of water issues and challenges, and research on water security issues in the textile and leather sectors. Government officials and key decision makers in the Planning Commission and the Ministry of Water Resources showed a keen interest to […]

India Water Week: Agri-Water Efficiency and Urban Waste Water PPPs

The 2030 WRG hosted a session on ‘Collective Action for Agri-Water Efficiency and Non-Point Source Pollution in the Ganga Basin – A Multi-stakeholder Approach’, and also supported a session hosted by the FICCI Water Mission on ‘Imperatives for Urban Waste Water PPPs: towards a viable business model for municipal sewage treatment’. Both events were held […]