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Participants of the 2030 WRG South Africa Knowledge Exchange held in Johannesburg, 29 February - 4 March, 2016.

2030 WRG e-newsletter

June 2016

Highlights


DOW Chemical and IUCN join 2030 WRG Governing Council and Steering Board

The Dow Chemical Company and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are both partnering with 2030 WRG to support its activities at the global and national levels. The partnership will be centered on multi-stakeholder collaboration between public, private and civil society actors in the area of sustainable water resources management.

CONAGUA to institutionalize investment prioritization system

In Mexico, 2030 WRG has worked with CONAGUA to develop its capital investment prioritization system. This timely development comes in a moment of severe budgetary constraints that have prompted institutional development efforts. The system has four stages and supports a rational investment programming process according to different policy priorities.
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Tanzania: new regional water stewardship partnership launched

The multi-stakeholder Kilimanjaro Water Stewardship Platform provides organizations with a mechanism to develop, coordinate and scale up solutions to tackle the growing water resource challenges in the Pangani River Basin.
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Incentives on financing discussed in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the working groups have started working on Water Valuation and Incentives and progressing in the area of supporting the investment plan team in identifying PPP opportunities.
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White Paper on Urban Wastewater Public-Private Partnerships launched

The Secretary of Ministry of Water Resources, Ganga Rejuvenation and River Development, Shashi Shekhar, released a white paper on Urban Wastewater PPPs, prepared by the FICCI Water Mission and 2030 WRG.
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SA SWPN hosts ministerial budget vote networking and private sector feedback session

The session was attended by the the South African Minister, Deputy Minister and Director-General of South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation DWS ) among other participants and chaired by Zama Siqalaba, SWPN Program Coordinator.
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Selection of 2030 WRG in the News

Gestión Peruvian newspaper interview with 2030 WRG

NEPAD Yearbook 2016 on our Kenya 2030 WRG partnership

NEPAD Yearbook 2016 on our SWPN partnership

2030 WRG South Africa Knowledge Exchange: sharing best practices on water from across the globe

To encourage countries within our network to identify and replicate best practice solutions from elsewhere, 2030 WRG held an international exchange with all our 10 counties/states. This exchange was held in South Africa, one of the earliest members of the 2030 WRG network, from February 29 to March 4, 2016. 
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Public-Private Partnerships make quality water possible in Peru

A high-level breakfast was organized with representatives of the State, the private sector, academia and civil society to find the best alternative and various sustainable solutions for a water treatment program of great potential in the Amazon.
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Hindon Yatra: A Multi-stakeholder Platform for River Rejuvenation in Uttar Pradesh, India

A series of symposiums on River Rejuvenation & Water Resource Management will be held in the State of Uttar Pradesh (India) from end of June until end of August. It is accompanied by an inspiring multi-media exhibition to showcase local efforts made to rejuvenate one of the most polluted rivers in the Ganga basin, the River Hindon. 
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2030 WRG participates in Peru Sustainable Management Expo 2016

2030 WRG took part in the Sustainable Management Expo 2016 organized by the Peru 2021 association and Pontifical Catholic University of Peru from 27 to 29 April. 
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South Africa partners host session on No Drop certification

2030 WRG recently joined the biennial WISA conference hosted in Durban by the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA), where the Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN) hosted a session jointly with the Department for Water and Sanitation (DWS) focused on the ‘No Drop certification’. 
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Selection of 2030 WRG in the News

CCTV America interview with Anders on World Water Day

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Times of India on Urban Wastewater PPP Whitepaper

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Tanzanian Daily News on Water Stewardship Leadership Forum

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Upcoming events

6-7 June
Global Green Growth Forum Partnership session on Agri and Water

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28 Aug - 2 Sep
2030 WRG
Key Collaborating Partner in 2016 Stockholm World Water Week

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See our new Kenya 2030 WRG Partnership video

Expanding our reach: 2030 WRG current scoping missions

In an effort to further expand our reach beyond our current scope, we are currently scouting other potential countries where our partnerships could help countries achieve a water-secure future. 
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Heads of State Panel on Water members appointed

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced today the appointment of 10 Heads of State and Government, as well as two Special Advisors, to the High-Level Panel on Water.
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2030 WRG Develops Mine Water Management Program in Mongolia

On the basis of a recently concluded hydro-economic assessment of the mining sector in Mongolia, 2030 WRG is developing a regional mining program to incentivize better water management in Mongolia’s mining industry.
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Development of irrigation financing facility for Tanzania underway

A first-ever blended finance forum on financing irrigation development in Tanzania was recently held in Dar es Salaam. The forum marks the first step in developing financing solutions and to reach an agreement to develop an irrigation financing facility for Tanzania.
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Kick-starting wastewater policy transformation in Karnataka, India

In consultation with the Karnataka Urban Development Department and the Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board a recent multi-stakeholder workshop was organized to initiate discussions on policy options and drive circular economy solutions.
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2030 WRG Blog
Water for food, for energy, or for elephants?
BLOG by Will Davies, Regional Lead Africa, and
Onesmo Sigalla, Tanzania Country Representative
Resources

IFC SmartLessons on the SWPN case study

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Water Scarcity Solutions Case Study Highlights
See our entire Catalogue of Case Studies here >>
Brazil Case Study
In 2014 Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, experienced the worst drought on record. The city was serviced by six separate dam systems. During the 2014 drought, available flows were half those experienced in the 1953 drought, previously the worst on record. See the case study >>
China Case Study
Jiarong factory upgraded their conventional jet dyeing process to air-flow dyeing machines that reduce the water requirement of the dyeing process. The intervention achieved a 53% reduction in withdrawal per tonne of material produced. See the case study >>
Country Analyses
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