Improved Water Governance and Policy Development

Overview

Improving policymakers’ understanding of major issues affecting or related to water, advocating for more equitable and effective policy decisions, promoting water issues to be of higher priority on the policy making agenda, building local or regional institutional water resource management capacity, supporting policy implementation, or creating pathways for increased dialogue and stakeholder participation in water governance processes.

Effective water governance aims to ensure equitable and sustainable protection, development, allocation, and use of water resources for societal and ecosystem requirements. It is affected not only by water policy but also by trade, investment, agricultural, and energy policies. Effective and equitable water policy strives to balance water availability, quality, and ecosystem needs, with user requirements. In some cases, local and global organizations need increased capacity in order to identify and respond to problems. Improving water governance and policy development calls for active, community-involvement, adequate institutions, and policies that are approached holistically and balances between competing needs.

Organizations interested in this Action Area

2030 Water Resources Group

3G4CSI (Global Gate Group for Consultancy Services and Investments)

Aequator Groen & Ruimte

AGA KHAN RURAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME INDIA

Ag Innovations

Alliance for Water Efficiency

Alliance for Water Stewardship

ÁLON Pte Ltd

ALT

Amesbury for Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Antea Group

AQUA CONSULTANTS LTD

Aquafondo

Aqua for All - 3R (Recharge - Retention - Reuse)

Aqua Holding

Arkarbor

Arup

Asman Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Autoridad Nacional del Agua ANA

Benton Soil and Water Conservation District

BIOSFERA

Bloem Water

Blue Planet Network

Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Building Partnerships for Development

Business & Professional Women International

California Urban Water Conservation Council

Candor Governance Specialists

Celsia SA ESP

Centre for Responsible Business (CRB)

Centre for Social Planning and Administratice Development (cespad)

Centro Global para el Desarrollo y la Democracia

Century Bottling Company (Coca-Cola)

Ceres

Challenge21: Water for People, One Peak at a Time

China Water Risk

Citizens for Dixie's Future

Coca-Cola Enterprises

Columbia Water Center

Compania AQUASERV S.A.

CONSULNIMA S.L.

Council for Watershed Health

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

Dagaz Environmental Inc.

Danone

De Beers Group

Deltares

Detroit Water Brigade

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Development Support Centre

DHAN (Development of Humane Action) Foundation

Diageo

Dig Deep Africa

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Earthwatch Institute

East African Sustainability Watch Network

Ecolab

Endangered Wildlife Trust

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Monitoring Group

Eskom Holding SOC Pty Ltd

Eskom Uganda Limited

European Commission DG Environment

European Water Partnership

First Climate Markets AG

Fundació CTM Centre Tecnològic

Fundacion Biopsicosis

Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano

Future 500

Geo-Tech Consultancy Services

Global Compact Network Poland

Global Compact Network Spain

Global Compassion

Gold Standard Foundation

Good Stuff International

Gravity Skills - Institute of Health and Safety

Hal Hamilton

Hatfield Consultants

High Country Citizens' Alliance

Hindustan Construction Company Ltd.

H&M

Horizon International

HPC AG

HTM-WSSA

Hypoxia Task Force

HYTECON GmbH

Ikamva Strategic Insights (PTY) Ltd

IMAECSED (International Movement for Advancement of Education Culture Social & Economic Development

Indiana Conservation Partnership

Initiative: Eau

Institute of Water and Sanitation Development

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)

International Finance Corporation

International Foundation for Science

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

International Water Association

International Water Management Institute

Jamko

Janet Quevedo Soldevilla

January Advisors

JM CONSULTING ENGINEERS PTY(LTD)

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management Institute (LNRMI)

Local Governance Network

Millennium Challenge Corporation

Millennium Community Development Initiatives (MCDI)

Molson Coors Brewing Company

MONEP / GUINEA

National Business Initiative (NBI)

Nestlé

Netafim

Nike, Inc.

Nile Breweries Limited

North Central Region Water Network

Norwegian Church Aid

Nouveau Energy Management Services (Pvt) Ltd

Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Olam International Ltd

OneWorldStandards

Opportunity 2 Excel

Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM)

Pacific McGeorge Water Law Institute

Paraiso Ecologico de Paracas

Participatory Human Rights Advancement Society

Peerless Green Initiatives

POLIS Water Sustainability Project

Prana Sustainable Water

Prime Advocates

PRISMA

Protect the Flows

PUCP - Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

RAIN foundation

Reed Elsevier

Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC)

RIA Group Pty Ltd

Rural Water Supply Network

SABMiller Plc

SaciWATERs

SANASA

SaniWater Solutions

Sasol

SERA-46

Servicios de agua y drenaje de Monterrey

SGS

Sindh Irrigation & Drainage Authority

Society for Action in Community Health

SolRio Organization for Climate Change Mitigation, Inc.

Somach Simmons & Dunn

Somali Youth Development Foundation (SYDF)

SOUZ-CONTINENT

Spartanburg Water

The Climate Registry

The Coca-Cola Company

The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water

The Mvula Trust

The Nature Conservancy

The Pacific Institute

The Third Pole

Tongaat Hulett Ltd

Trucost Plc

UC California Institute for Water Resources

UDYAMA

UEA Water Security Research Centre

Uganda Rainwater Association

UNEP-DHI

UNICEF The United Nations Children's Fund

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP)

United States Business Council for Sustainable Development

Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

UNIVERSIDAD TECNOLÓGICA DE LOS ANDES, ABANCAY, APURIMAC, PERÚ

University of California, Berkeley

UNRWA

Upper Mississippi River Basin Association

UPS

Ved International Society

Veolia Water North America

VILLAGES UNIS

WaterAid

Watercare Services Limited

Water Culture Institute

Water-Culture Institute

Water For All 2015

WATER INITIATIVES NIGERIA

Water Integrity Network

WaterJamin

Water Resources Research Center

Water Stewardship Australia

WaterTAP Ontario

Water Technologies International

Water Witness International

weircapacity

WEPMO

Western Resource Advocates

Woolworths Holdings (South Africa)

World Resources Institute

WWF

Xstrata Pachón S.A.

Xylem Inc.

Youth public ecological organization "Our Home - Manyava"

Projects focusing on this Action Area

Projects in Primary Regions appear in Blue.

4-In-1, Water Supply, Efficiency, protection and sustainability

Agua Brasil Program - Banco do Brasil

Applying the UN Water Reporting Guidelines to King III

Arizona, Israeli, and Palestinian Water Management and Policy Workshop

Baltic Sea Program 2015-2020

Bangladesh Water PaCT: Partnership for Cleaner Textile

Bogota Water Fund

California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC)

Call to Innovation - The Water Crisis

Center for Environmental Leadership in Business

Challenge programme IWMI: "Water and Food" (MAEE/IRD)/Limpopo

Colorado River Project

Community Led Integrated Water Management & Livelihoods Resilience

Community Level Access to Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

Connect the Drops

Cyan Project

Effluent Management / Wastewater Reclamation / Reuse

Ephemeral River Basins in Southern Africa

Every Drop Matters

Fair Water Futures

Ganga river basin environment management plan

GoAL WASH Liberia

Implementation of water stewardship in the hop-growing areas of George/Oudtshoorn

Implementing National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) Priority Interventions to Build Resilience in the Agriculture and Water Sectors to the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change in Sudan

Improving Watershed Management By Integrating Environmental and Social Assessments

Indiana Conservation Partnership 2014 Conservation Accomplishments and Nutrient and Sediment Load Reductions Report

Inland Navigation Program 2015-2020

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Titicaca-Desaguadero-Poopo-Salar de Coipasa (TDPS) System

International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) Buliisa

International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) Grenada

International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) Improved Water Quality for Mbara and Kampala

International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) Mlalakua River Restoration

International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) Naivasha Lake

International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) Ruvuma

International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) Rwizi River Catchment

International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) Saint Lucia

Interstate Water Quality Monitoring

Kibera Water Services District

Lost Effra Project

Louisiana Water Synergy Project

LVEMPII Civil Society Watch Project

Maidenhead to Teddington Catchment Partnership (Lower Thames)

Mayes Brook Restoration

Middle East and North Africa Regional Development (MENARID) GEF IW:LEARN: Strengthening IW Portfolio Delivery and Impact

Monitoring Groundwater Quality and Levels in Dar es Salaam

Monterrey Water Fund

Niger Bassin(Faranah)& Gambia River( Fouta) Guinea-Conakry

Non-Tidal Thames Project

Pakistan Water Stewardship

Provide Education to root people

Providing Safe and Clean Water For Emergency in Gedo Region Somalia

Restoring the Floodplains and Improving the Habitat Along the Danube

Restoring the Rio Conchos

Rio Hato, Rio de Oro Y sus Microcuencas Piedecuesta

River Rwizi Catchment Management Committee

RUWASA-CAD (Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Capacity Development) Project

Sanctuary Belize

Securing a future for stone fruit farming through water stewardship in the Upper Breede catchment

Supporting economic and social development in Port Elizabeth catchments through improved water security

Supporting the Integrated Watershed Management Plan of Baroro River, The Philippines

The HUF-SAMUHA Partnership

TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR WATER CONSUMER ASSOCIATION

Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program

Turning water losses into money saved: Emfuleni Water Conservation Project

WASH SMS

Water Access for Nicaragua Coffee Communities

WaterAid Australia WASH project

WaterAid Bangladesh

WaterAid India

WaterAid Kenya

WaterAid Lesotho

WaterAid Mozambique

WaterAid Rwanda

WaterAid Tanzania (Lake Victoria)

WaterAid Tanzania (Wami Ruvu)

WaterAid Uganda

Water Ethics Network

Water Futures Initiative Tanzania

Water futures Partnership: Peru

Water Futures Partnership Zambia

Water Shortages in Yemen (Causes, consequences and solutions)

WWF-Coca Cola River Replenishment Project