Developing the Greater Ruaha Restoration Campaign and the Joint Kilimanjaro Water Stewardship Campaign.
The two catchment-level interventions, involving public, private, and civil society stakeholders, aim to reduce the water gap in these important basins, but will also demonstrate models for effective multi-stakeholder water resources management that can be replicated elsewhere in the country. Both initiatives will be launched in early 2016.
Designing innovative financing instruments for water-efficient smallholder agriculture.
Smallholder irrigation in Tanzania is either highly inefficient or undeveloped. Basic water storage and irrigation equipment, such as tanks and small-scale drip kits, are readily available and offer potentially attractive returns, but farmers often lack the finances, skills, and markets to justify adopting new water-productive technologies and approaches. In response, the 2030 WRG is bringing together a range of stakeholders to develop financing solutions that will enable Tanzanian smallholder farmers to increase their productive use of water.
Developing a National Water Resources Information Center.
Tanzania lacks access to water information, which can lead to poor investment decisions in both the public and private sectors, as well as the unnecessary duplication of research, analysis, and data-collection efforts. Through the 2030 WRG partnership, this barrier will be addressed through the collective development of a national, open-source, online water resources information center, with a target start date in 2016, linked to discussions surrounding the development of a National Center of Excellence for the water sector.
The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) is a public, private, civil society partnership hosted by the World Bank Group. The partnership supports country-level collaboration designed to unite diverse groups with a common interest in the sustainable management of water resources.
Our global partners include bilateral agencies and governments (Swiss Development Cooperation, Swedish Development Cooperation, the governments of Hungary and Israel), private companies (Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Ab InBev), development banks (IFC, World Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank), INGOs and IGPs (UNDP, GGGI, GWP, the World Economic Forum, BRAC and IUCN). The 2030 WRG was launched in 2008 at the World Economic Forum and has been hosted by The World Bank Group since 2012.