The World is Running Out of Water

The Bright Side of 2020: What We Achieved Together (2030 WRG 2020 Year-End Video)

2030 WRG Country Coordinators and representatives share main results and achievements of the program’s Multi-Stakeholder Platforms and country engagements in the 2020 calendar year.

How can we better support farmers to strengthen the resilience of local food systems?

Farmer-led irrigation development puts farmers center-stage. We empower them by improving access to technical training, making irrigation technology more accessible, and connecting them to markets. We need policies to support them, and scale up these programs all over the world. Join us!

2030 WRG Bangladesh Program: Improving Water Resources Management Through Inclusive & Collaborative Actions

When it comes to water resources management, Bangladesh realizes that a transformation toward a more multi-dimensional approach is required. To this end, the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) provides a Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) to drive the water security agenda by facilitating collective actions. In this video, diverse and high-level stakeholders share their insights on how the MSP approach can bring transformative change in water resources planning and implementation.

2030 WRG: Building a Better Tomorrow, Together

The water crisis requires public-private-civil society collaboration and adaptive strategies to restart the economy, promote investments, and create jobs. This video provides a brief overview of the 2030 Water Resources Group’s Multi-Stakeholder Platforms’ (MSPs) key achievements and results – many of them the first of their kind – and details what our MSPs are doing to strengthen the readiness of local governments against COVID-19.

2030 WRG’s Nick Tandi on the Global Water Crisis (TEDx) 

The global water crisis is a crisis of governance, and therein lies the opportunity. It is by fixing the people and the organizations that fix the pipes, and the policy environment that influences their decisions, that we can turn the situation around and ensure that the 780 million people in the world who do not have access to clean water, will do so for the first time. Nick Tandi argues that that public private partnerships are key to addressing this injustice. To make the water value chain work, we first need to make the connections between individuals and organisations in the value chain healthy.

2030 WRG Steering Board Visit to Peru – Nov. 2019

The first-ever field visit of the 2030 WRG Steering Board members to a country program was held in Lima, Peru from 11 to 13 November 2019, bringing together over 60 participants. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the Governing Council Co-Chairs and global Steering Board members to a multi-stakeholder partnership in action. In this video, get to know the country stakeholders and learn from their experiences in systems leadership and coalition-building in water governance.

Accelerating and Scaling Solutions on Water

In this video, our local partners in Peru reflect on the past 5 years (2014 – 2019) of the 2030 WRG Multi-Stakeholder Platform in the country (video in Spanish with English subtitles).

Kenya 2030 WRG Partnership

Our work on water-efficient irrigation in Kenya

Our work on industrial water use efficiency in Kenya

Our work on joint catchment management in Kenya

Site visit to Nairobi Bottlers Ltd./Coca-Cola Beverages

Leading by Example: Replicable Best Practices in Industrial Water Management

Supported by the 2030 WRG and the GIZ International Water Stewardship Programme, the Kenya Industrial Water Alliance organized a peer-to-peer learning exchange visit  to share unique best practices in industrial water management. This video features one such practice.

Red Lands Roses is a medium-sized flower farm producing roses exclusively for export. The company has invested in water-efficient technologies and operational approaches to reduce the volume of new water abstracted each day by recycling nearly all the water that is not either consumed or evaporated. Likewise, the minimal wastewater produced is bio-organically treated before being released back into the environment. Read or download the fact sheet here »

Water in the Anthropocene

Water in the Anthropocene is a 3-minute film charting the global impact of humans on the water cycle. Evidence is growing that our global footprint is now so significant that we have driven Earth into a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene. Human activities such as damming and agriculture are changing the global water cycle in significant ways. Source: Welcome to the Anthropocene

The Power of Partnerships

The private sector, governments, and civil society can achieve much more if they work together in partnerships. Find out how some of the world’s biggest players are coming together to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues from deforestation, to nutrition, food security, and health and hygiene. This film was produced by Unilever as an input to the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Source: Unilever