Global Green Growth Forum case study on the SWPN South Africa program

3GF Case Study SWPN_CoverThe Danish-based Global Green Growth Forum has commissioned this case study of the Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN) for South Africa to share our experience and lessons learned in this multi-stakeholder partnership. The SWPN is part of the 2030 WRG network of country partnerships and is a multi-stakeholder collaboration addressing South Africa’s most pressing water issues: improving water efficiency and reducing leakage, managing effluent and wastewater management, and managing agricultural and supply-chain water.

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Hydro-economic analysis on the coal mining regions in Mongolia’s Gobi desert

Hydro-economic analysis on the coal mining regions in Mongolia’s Gobi desert

Hydro-economic analysis on the coal mining regions in Mongolia’s Gobi desertThe economic development in Mongolia puts a strain on the water resources in areas where demand of water requires large water supplies. Hence, in some cases, water is not only a limiting factor for economic growth and development, but also an opportunity. The focus of this analysis lies on the coal mining regions Tavan Tolgoi and Nyalga Shivee Ovoo, in which many investments in coal value adding technologies, including power plants, coal washing, coal-to-liquid and coal-to-briquette, are planned. This study assesses the water demand-supply gap by 2040 in each region and prioritises implementable solutions to close the gap to allow for sustainable economic development.

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2017 Annual Report: Scaling Up for Impact

In 2017, 2030 WRG continued to work with water-stressed countries, at their invitation, to help the public sector work with the private sector and civil society to find solutions to the water crisis and responsibly manage this precious resource.

During the year, 2030 WRG worked with more than 642 partners from across the public, private, and civil society sectors. These partners participated in 46 working groups in 14 countries/states. We play an important role in breaking down siloes in countries and encouraging open discussion and collaboration across a range of stakeholders.

The working groups identified their priorities and developed 83 concept notes in total, which were used to create 67 proposals during the year. Of these, 58 are being prepared for implementation and 53 have been fully implemented. 2030 WRG and its partners are focused on concrete programs that can make a real difference, and their efforts are seeing results.

Read more about our efforts to establish drip-irrigation market linkages in Karnataka, our new partnership for water security in Sao Paulo, multi-stakeholder solutions in Maharashtra, responsible industrial water management in Kenya, exploring opportunities in Vietnam and what lies ahead of us in the coming year.

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Creating Shared Value Through Innovative Partnerships

Strategic Water Partners Network

 Strategic Water Partners NetworkThe presented last May at the World Economic Forum African Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, a new report specifying how the SWPN´s work has recently developed. It also described the creation of working groups that are mapping, charting and implementing projects that strengthen and support water management strategies and practices.

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Strategic Water Partners Network

Strategic Water Partners Network

 Strategic Water Partners NetworkIn South Africa, water demand is expected to rise over the next 20 years while its supply is likely to decline. Persistently poor usage habits, physical and commercial water losses and ecological degradation, such as the loss of wetlands, have been among the chief causes for the impending crisis.

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National Water Resources Framework Study

National Water Resources Framework Study

 National Water Resources Framework StudySeptember 2011, through the 2030 Water Resources Group, the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) submitted a report to the Planning Commission of India titled National Water Resources Framework Study. The primary purpose of the report was to find the evidentiary basis for proposing reforms in the water sector and write a report that could serve as an input into the deliberations for the 12th Five Year Plan.

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Charting Our Water Future

Charting Our Water Future

 Charting Our Water FutureThe report, Charting Our Water Future, was developed to take a first step in providing greater clarity on the scale, costs and tradeoffs of solutions to water scarcity. It is the result of a year-long collaboration involving IFC (a member of the World Bank Group), McKinsey & Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Barilla, New Holland Agriculture, Nestlé, SABMiller plc, Standard Chartered Bank and Syngenta AG, and relied on the input of over 300 specialists and public sector practitioners as well as the consistent guidance of a group of expert advisors.

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Water Security: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus

Water Security: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus

Water Security: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate NexusAs an important step towards the understanding of the water-food-energy-climate nexus the World Economic Forum Water Initiative helped publish Water Security: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus. The book collects perspectives on the common water challenges we share from government leaders, religious groups, business, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, financial experts, journalists, trade specialists and many others. Issues covered — including agriculture, trade, national security, business and innovative water partnerships — set out the case for how crucial it is to overhaul our management of freshwater to meet our future social and economic needs.

Water Security: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus is an important and comprehensive piece of work that seeks to deepen the awareness and understanding of the nexus which spans across the issue of water and to explore solutions to the water scarcity challenge ahead.

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Global Catalogue of Good Practices

Global Catalogue of Good Practices

 Global Catalogue of Good PracticesTo support in-country activities, the 2030 WRG has been developing an open source, global, public-private knowledge base of good practices on water transformation with the help of the Stockholm International Water Institute. In its final form, the catalogue will include for each lever of the cost curve international and local best-practice examples, concrete solutions and their providers (also commercial), expertise, advice, new ideas and innovations in water management across all key sectors and technologies. This knowledge base has been requested by governments and fits into the overall the 2030 WRG value proposition of increasing the access of governments and businesses to local and international good practices.

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Managing Water Use in Scarce Environments

Managing Water Use in Scarce Environments

 Managing Water Use in Scarce EnvironmentsSince its inception five years ago, the 2030 Water Resources Group has been working to resolve the world’s water scarcity problem. One of our main goals is to bring practical analysis to the limelight to help address the problem – always in collaboration with strategic partners and water experts.

Alongside Ove Arup, we scoured the globe for solutions to the water scarcity problem and put together 42 case studies you can learn from. They cover a wide range of common water scarcity problems, as well as their proven solutions.

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