Water Challenges

While Mongolia appears to have enough water to meet the needs of its cities, industries, and farms, it faces a complicated water future. In the coming two decades, demand is expected to triple even as water supplies are shrinking.


The 2030 WRG is working with key stakeholders to deliver concrete results within three working groups: Reducing water demand and augmenting supply; Developing incentives for sustainable water resources management; and Building the capacity of stakeholders and encouraging collaboration.

Our Role

An agreement with the Ministry of Environment and Green Development, signed in 2013, paved the way for an initial analysis to examine water supply and demand in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, but also in the mining and agriculture sectors in the South Gobi Desert. The study resulted in the establishment of the 2030 WRG Mongolia Steering Board, comprising public and private sector partners.


In October 2013, the 2030 WRG initiated a report titled “Targeted Analysis on Water Resources Issues in Mongolia” (covering both Ulaanbaatar city and South Gobi regions), which helped galvanize the public sector, private sector, and civil society to form a collaborative partnership. Based on the findings of the report, the 2030 WRG and the Ministry of Environment and Green Development decided to build up a Multi-Stakeholder Platform. The 2030 WRG is currently working with key stakeholder groups to deliver concrete results within the working groups.

Key Partners

Click here for a list of our key partners in Mongolia.