Drop By Drop: Conservation, Irrigation, and Innovation
Economic development, led by agriculture, has put global water resources under enormous strain. The world’s freshwater use is growing at more than double the rate of population growth. Conserving these finite resources, while meeting the demands of growing economies, requires focused efforts to use water more efficiently.
More water-productive irrigation could transform Tanzanian agriculture, substantially increasing the crops produced for local and export markets, and allowing farmers to extend the growing season.
The results presented in this report brought together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the results and the way forward with the bigger aim to catalyze action on water resources reform.
The 2030 WRG Tanzania Partnership has identified key focus areas for our future work, and is now formalizing the working groups to take forward the debate and practical actions in the areas of water use efficiency, water source protection and water security and cross-sectoral collaboration.
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.