Entries by Julia Cadaval Martins

PPIAF to provide financial and technical support to advance non-revenue water in South Africa through SWPN

South Africa has a population of 51 million people with 60 percent of the population living in urban environments and 40 percent living in rural settlements. South Africa obtains its water supply from surface water (77%); groundwater (9%); and recycled water (14%).1 Currently, South Africa is using water broadly within its natural supply limits (using […]

SWPN: Is South Africa’s water scarcity helping to drive new forms of partnership within the private sector?

Article submitted by the Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN)* As President Jacob Zuma launched the United Nations World Water Development Report 2017, stakeholders asked if South Africa’s water scarcity is helping to drive new forms of partnership within the private sector. Speaking on behalf of the Global High-Level Panel on Water (of heads of state), […]

CONAGUA and CCA host in Mexico Kick-off Meeting of the Sustainable Agri-water Public-Private Partnerships Initiative

The Comisión Nacional del Agua (CONAGUA) and the CCA (Consejo Consultivo del Agua) hosted on the 9th of February 2017 the Kick-off Meeting of the Sustainable Agri-water Initiative at CONAGUA’s Headquarters in Mexico. The Initiative has the objective of enabling innovative forms of public-private partnerships to foster a more sustainable use of agri-water. The first […]

The Daily Star: Bangladesh firm to ensure RMG compliance

NEWS SOURCE: The Daily Star BSS, Davos, Switzerland. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government was highly committed to ensuring compliance with regard to the readymade garment (RMG) industry. “The contribution of the apparel and textile industry to our economy is immense. We are highly committed to ensure compliance with regard to labour rights, […]

The Financial Express: ‘Govt firm on RMG sector compliance’

News Source: The Financial Express HONORABLE PRIME MINISTER SHEIKH HASINA AFFIRMS HER COMMITMENT TO 2030 WRG’S BANGLADESH PROGRAM AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM 2017 IN DAVOS, SWITZERLAND   DAVOS (Switzerland), Jan 17 (BSS): Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday her government was highly committed to ensuring compliance in the readymade garment (RMG) sector, reports […]

WEF: To achieve the SDGs, the world must work together

News Source: WEF By: PAUL BULCKE, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman-designate, Nestlé Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 In contrast to the UN Millennium Development Goals agreed in 2000, the private sector was given the opportunity to provide input and help elaborate the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed in September 2015 […]

A participatory Hindon River Council was conceived in Meerut

On October 20, 2016, about 25 representatives from local NGOs, private sector and academia came together in Meerut to discuss how to step up efforts to revive the Hindon River Basin. People traveled from the entire river basin area, ranging from Saharanpur to Ghaziabad. They decided to form a so-called Hindon River Council to strengthen collaboration across different stakeholder groups and […]

EPW: From Policy to Practice – Principles of Water Governance

Source: Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) By ROCHI KHEMKA (rkhemka@ifc.org), Regional Coordinator for Asia at the 2030 Water Resources Group Posted: December 24, 2016 From Policy to Practice Principles of Water Governance The Mihir Shah Committee report lays a solid foundation for restructuring water governance in India. Yet, a few supplementary provisions could reinforce the […]