" There are very few good examples in our experience but we are increasingly looking for the opportunities to align our work on freshwater conversation with WASH considerations. For example we recently released a joint statement with…"
"In our experience the initial catalyst has been from a relationship between a few like minded organisations - some NGO's some business but less regularly government. In terms of supporting these processes in the early stages we…"
"Bilateral partnerships are unlikely to be able to deliver a significant reduction in water risks, collective action will be required. Like-minded organisations can help catalyse a critical mass of stakeholders to come together to identify shared…"
"It's also worth noting here that WASH development efforts and freshwater conservation reinforce each other and are mutually dependent on each other to succeed. Well-planned sanitation programmes ensure wastewater is treated and disposed of…"
"Like from my blog - these are the key barriers from our perspective:
Engaging in water governance – while many businesses might take the sub-goals of the SDG water goal as being about delivering safe drinking water and sanitation for…"
"In terms of the role of Government - Government have the mandate to ensure that water resources are managed sustainably. The role of NGO’s and business is to support and encourage government to deliver sustainable water management and…"
"There are a number of lessons that WWF has learnt from our water stewardship work about the ways to develop and maintain successful partnerships to support sustainable water management including the need to:
Identify water risks hotspots and target…"
"Totally agree that Lake Naivasha still stands as one of the best examples of collective action on water.
We have been working on collective action project in a number of others basins, For example we have been working on water stewardship…"
"There are several good examples of partnership models. For example as part of WWF’s water stewardship work we have been working in a number of river basins demonstrating that by working with local government, the private sector and other…"
At WWF we work with businesses to address some of the major shared challenges that companies, ecosystems and communities face.
In my role as Water Stewardship Manager I reach out to UK businesses, highlighting the issues of global water scarcity and poor water quality and the negative impact this has both on ecosystems and on their business and supply chains. We then look at how we can work together to address these challenges.
I also work with businesses such as M&S and SABMiller who are leading the way on water stewardship, demonstrating how businesses can play an important role in ensuring our precious freshwater resources are managed sustainably.
I have worked on sustainability projects for over 10 years. Prior to my current role I worked at an engineering company on a range of projects aiming to support the mainstreaming of sustainability across the water industry’s asset management processes. I also managed WWF-UK’s UK Freshwater Programme, which is using evidence based advocacy to inform the development of the UK’s water policy and water resources management to ensure the resilience of water supply as well as achievement of the most positive outcomes for the freshwater environment.
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