"The broader economic impacts are stark though. A recent stat from the South African Department of Public Enterprises is that “Load shedding ... costs the economy anywhere between 20 billion rand to 80 billion rand (approximately 1.6 - 6.6…"
"All our facilities have on-site generation capacity where there is a likelihood of power interruption, so we have not had any production impacts. There are of course costs associated with the capital outlay of buying on-site generators and…"
"This is a timely discussion! This is a newspaper excerpt from today - "Zambia has started rationing power supply to mines, an industry source said on Tuesday, as Africa’s second-biggest copper producer struggles to meet electricity…"
"I agree with your point - and also think we also have a role to work in a co-ordinated way with government - I have seen a few instances of multiple partnerships in one watershed trying to pull government in different directions,…"
"I think the Strategic Water Partners Network (WRG Partnership) is doing some good work in this area, albeit at a high level. They have a number of work streams that fall under the partnership umbrella looking to on the one hand safe guard water…"
"For me the key word in this question is scale. We have seen many water partnerships develop over the past few years which have been very successful in their own right but a lot are, at best, pilot scale. I don’t want to underplay this, as it…"
"In terms of barriers to progress I would say that some of the lessons we have learnt (repeat of the blog on this site - with apologies) are the following:
Engage and mobilise prospective partners through inclusive, evidence-based dialogue.
"I think that any partnership that is hoping to achieve success needs to engage with government for long term sustainability. I say this due to the fact that whatever is being considered on the ground will invariably have some relationship with…"
"It all depends on the context of the water risk that you are seeking to address, but there are a variety of successful models that we are starting to see.
For example, if there is a need to address cross cutting water issues at a national or state…"
I lead the group water strategy for SABMiller, particularly focusing on understanding and quantifying water risk and developing partnerships to mitigate these risks.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Environment, Governance and Transparency, Measuring Impact, Partnerships, Social Enterprise, Technology, Water, Women and Business, Youth Enterprise
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