Rapid Assessment of Greater Dhaka Groundwater Sustainability

Bangladesh Water Partnership (BWP) has been commissioned by the Bangladesh Water Multi-Stakeholder Partnership to conduct a rapid assessment of the groundwater sustainability of the Greater Dhaka Area. BWP is the country partnership of the Global Water Partnership Organization headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and in this regard, was supported by the 2030 WRG. This report has consolidated secondary information from various relevant studies and provides general estimations of groundwater resource availability, its challenges, and ways to overcome them to accommodate sectoral growth aspirations. This assessment was made possible from generous funding from H&M.

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South Africa Factsheet

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Hindon Yatra: A Multi-Stakeholder Journey Towards River Rejuvenation

The Hindon Yatra documents the journey of the river Hindon and its people from its source in the Shivalik hills of Western Uttar Pradesh as it traverses almost 400 kilometers downstream to merge with the Yamuna. The Yatra is the culmination of a stakeholder mapping exercise conducted by the 2030 WRG India program in 2015 to 2016 to assess the current levels of pollution in the Hindon river as well as numerous efforts to revive the Hindon. We conducted literature reviews, field visits, and focused group discussions with local government, industries, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and academia working along the banks of the Hindon.

The Hindon Yatra Handbook is the result of collaborative efforts of the 2030 WRG, the Government of Uttar Pradesh (particularly the Irrigation and Water Resources Department and local administration), industries, research institutes, and communities involved in the rejuvenation of the Hindon River. The case studies presented provide a ray of hope by showcasing work already being undertaken by the state government, NGOs, lawyers, activists, private sector, and research organizations to address the many challenges.

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Urban Wastewater Public-Private Partnerships (white paper)

White Paper: Urban Wastewater Public-Private PartnershipsThis study on urban wastewater public-private partnerships (PPPs), prepared by FICCI Water Mission and the 2030 WRG with knowledge partner Powertec Engineering, aims to provide the industry perspective on issues affecting PPP projects in the urban wastewater sector and suggests measures to improve the investment climate for these projects and enhance reuse of treated wastewater. This study is the outcome of extensive stakeholder consultation with industry participants through formal interviews, consultative workshops, and surveys supplemented by extensive desk research involving a review of existing reports on the domestic sewerage sector as well as international and Indian PPP case studies of projects in this sector.

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Perspectives on Green Growth Partnerships: Strategic Water Partners Network South Africa (extended case study)

Partnerships for Green Growth: the SWPN Case StudyWe have produced this extended version of the case study on 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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Agri-Water Sustainability in India: Setting the Agenda for the Alliance for Thought Leadership and Action

 Agri-Water: Sustainability in IndiaIndia is a water-stressed region with increasing levels of pollution in water bodies due to untreated sewage and effluents. The agriculture sector, which consumes 80% of India’s water resources and accounts for 90% of the groundwater withdrawals, uses water inefficiently. All these challenges have wide-scale implications for the nation’s water security, further aggravated by climate change, a burgeoning population, and industrialization.

To address these issues, the 2030 WRG and Hindustan Unilever Foundation held a workshop in May 2015. Titled “Alliance for Thought Leadership and Action for Agri-Water,” the workshop highlighted the importance of building an alliance to leverage the collective potential of diverse actors to achieve sustainable water resources management in the country. This synopsis integrates the insights and feedback that panelists and participants expressed during the workshop, and provides an overview of key issues in agricultural water management for further inquiry and action.

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Perspectives on Green Growth Partnerships: Strategic Water Partners Network South Africa (case study)

The 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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Collective Action for Water Security and Sustainability: Preliminary Investigations

 Collective Action for Water Security and SustainabilityThe 2030 WRG requested the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water to develop a framework for effective collaborative action in water management at the (sub) river basin level. This led to a contribution to the national and global dialogue about shared water risks and multi-stakeholder water stewardship. Evidence shows that such collaborative efforts are not yet common practice, not just in India, but also elsewhere. This study determines success and failure factors and effective tools or mechanisms to facilitate multi-stakeholder engagement processes in India based on the identified global and domestic case studies.

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Strategic Water Partners Network South Africa: Creating Shared Value Through Innovative Partnerships

 Strategic Water Partners NetworkPresented in May 2013 at the World Economic Forum African Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, this report specifies how the Strategic Water Partners Network’s work has recently developed. It also describes 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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Managing Water Use in Scarce Environments: A Catalogue of Case Studies

 Managing Water Use in Scarce EnvironmentsSince its inception, the 2030 WRG 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 from which you can learn. These case studies cover a wide range of common water scarcity problems, as well as their proven solutions.

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