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Water-Related Challenge Costs

Total annual estimated cost to address all water-related challenges: $3,243,306,884.00

Share of total annual estimated cost to address each individual challenge (2015 $USD):

  • Access to Drinking Water: $754,863,291.00 - [23%]
  • Access to Sanitation: $1,622,539,350.00 - [50%]
  • Industrial Pollution: $20,411,676.00 - [1%]
  • Agricultural Pollution: $259,041,795.00 - [8%]
  • Water Scarcity: $45,899,625.00 - [1%]
  • Water Management: $540,551,147.00 - [17%]

Water Challenges

As reported by organizations on the Hub.

25.0%
Access to Water Supply and Water Services
20.0%
Local Water Resource Governance
15.0%
Physical water supply
15.0%
Upstream Water Issues
15.0%
Water Demand and Competition among Users
5.0%
Compliance with Local Regulations and Widely-Accepted Standards
5.0%
Land Use Issues

Country Overview

1.1.1.WATER RESOURCES There are five main drainage areas in the country: -Lake Victoria, covering 8.0 per cent of the country; -Rift Valley and inland lakes, covering 22.5 per cent of the country; -Athi River and coast, covering 11.5 per cent of the country; -Tana River, covering 21.7 per cent of the country; -Ewaso Ng’iro, covering 36.3 per cent of the country. The water distribution in the drainage basins is both skewed and uneven with, for example, 282,600m3/km2 in the Lake Victoria basin and 21,300m3/km2 in the Athi and Coast catchments. There are six hydro-geological formations, which influence the distribution and availability of the groundwater resources: eastern quaternary sediment areas; bed rock areas; western quaternary areas; volcanic rock areas in the Rift Valley; volcanic areas outside the Rift Valley; older sedimentary areas. The internal renewable surface water resources are estimated at 20.2km3/year, while about 3.5km3 of groundwater is produced annually, of which the main part (3km3/year) is considered to overlap with the surface water resources. It is estimated that 10km3/year of water enters the country via transboundary rivers. The volcanic and quaternary geological formations are rich in groundwater. The annual safe abstraction yield of groundwater is estimated at 0.6km3, out of which 0.4km3 is the estimated yield from shallow wells while the remaining balance of 0.2km3 is estimated to come from boreholes. The total capacity of large and medium dams (> 15m) is about 4.1km3. In order to augment water supply, 1,782 small dams and 669 water pans have been constructed. There are nine lakes with a surface area of 10,747km2. Most of the lakes are saline with the exception of Victoria, Naivasha and Baringo. Lakes Nakuru and Naivasha have been declared Ramsar sites as wetlands of international importance for conservation of biodiversity. There is limited seawater desalinization, mainly for the hotels along the coast.

1.1.2.WATER USE The total water withdrawal is estimated to be over 2.7km3. The water demand is projected to increase to 5.8km3. Agriculture is the main user of water and currently consumes about 80 per cent, while municipal and commercial use accounts for the rest. There are a total of 1,800 municipal water supply schemes, out of which 700 are managed by the Ministry of Water Resource Management and Development while the communities manage the rest. There are 9,000 boreholes, most of which require rehabilitation. As a result of the skewed water distribution between the basins and within the basins, water use conflicts among irrigation, livestock, wildlife and environmental conservation is quite common in the Ewaso Ng’iro in the north, in the upper catchments of the Tana basin and the Athi basin.

1.2.WATER QUALITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH Major environmental problems are water pollution from urban and industrial wastes; degradation of water quality from increased use of pesticides and fertilizers; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; and poaching. Water use and its effect on the environment is being taken into due consideration as 30 per cent of the flow at any point of abstraction has to be reserved for river maintenance and environment. Salinity as a result of irrigation is not widespread, except in the areas mentioned earlier where it is a result of already existing soil salinity. A case of environmental concern was experienced in the traditional irrigation area of Ngurumani, where waterlogging and swamp development was threatening the long-term sustainability of the irrigation in the area. An area of conflict exists between the wildlife and irrigation schemes, since the latter are situated in areas where there is a concentration of wildlife areas. The National Environmental Management and Coordinating Act (EMCA) No.8 of 1999 is in place to take care of the environmental impact of development and the government has established the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to enforce it. The Act makes it mandatory to conduct an environmental impact assessment before the implementation of a project such as large-scale agriculture, use of pesticides, introduction of new animals and plants, use of fertilizers and irrigation development. Incidences of malaria and bilharzia are common in irrigated areas

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#ClearWaterInitiative is an extension of the Fish Foundation Global Nation Foundation's program known as “Transformation of Nations.” It's a clear precise mission and purpose through our unique structured water device providing healthy water that increases oxygen, decrease dehydration restores healthy … Learn More

AAR’s success has largely been driven by our people and their commitment to always offer high quality and affordable healthcare – by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth. AAR Healthcare is … Learn More

Aqua for All is a not-for-profit organisation operating in Africa and Asia. For almost two decades, we have worked towards catalysing an innovative, sustainable and inclusive water and sanitation economy worldwide. We believe that innovation, scalable solutions, and public and … Learn More

Vision: To be the leading company in facilitating access to East Africa Region Mission: To provide quality facilities &amp; related services so as to add value to the client and other stakeholder Motto: Water where you need it Learn More

1. social education and mobilization on the importance of safe and clean water 2. Behavioural change to the marginalized communities in Laikipia West, East and North to use purified water using p&amp;g purifiers 3. To support economic welfare by ensuring … Learn More

CESPAD is a Kenyan NGO whose mission is to narrow the gap in accessing opportunities so that all people can enjoy a better life in a transformed society by stopping the degradation of the planet's environment and to build a … Learn More

Diageo plc is a British multinational alcoholic beverages company, with its headquarters in London, England. Diageo is the world's largest producer of spirits and a key producer of beer. Diageo's commitment to water stewardship is outlined in its Blueprint Water … Learn More

Clean drinking water, safe toilets and good hygiene are essential, and yet in rural Kenya, too many children and communities lack these services. Our mission is to change this. We use the 3Ts - Taps, Toilets and Training. Our Mission … Learn More

Provide clean water, sanitation, hygiene and clean renewable energy from the human waste with the objective of creating a sewage free environment. Learn More

HYDROC is an association of independent consultants, -scientists and -engineers, providing water-related services through a network of national and international experts. Our concept uses the synergies of our combined expertise for the successful implementation of a variety of projects. Our … Learn More

International Transformation Foundation (ITF) is a youth-led non-profit organization providing youth educational and self-development programs encompassing leadership and entrepreneurship to harness creativity for a youth system that provide jobs, offers security, opens opportunities to grow and contributes to the development … Learn More

Japmor Kenya is a social venture that provides simple sustainable water solutions to the last mile. This we do through our six pillars in Learn More

Providing simple water filtration technologies Learn More

Positively harness the potential of Kenyan youth and transforming it for positive contribution in the Kenyan society with an aim to facilitate and promote knowledge creation, dissemination and nurturing progressive and value-driven leadership among marginalized communities across our social, cultural … Learn More

Training for the Water Sector started in 1960 with a unit in the Hydraulic Department of Public Works to train water supply operators. In 1970, the unit was upgraded to a training section under the same Department. When the Water … Learn More

To efficiently provide quality, adequate, reliable and affordable water and sanitation services to our customers Learn More

To provide a platform for the underprivileged and marginalized people through mobilization, sensitization and utilization of the hidden resources, in order to meet their socio-economic needs in Kenya. Learn More

To create water for poor and needy people. Learn More

To empower the community in education, water, health and economically in the community so that we stop the cycle of poverty in the rural poor and marginalized communities in Kenya. Learn More

METRO is an established leading manufacturer, importer supplier of Pipes &amp; Fittings, Pumps, and allied items related to the Piping &amp; Water Industry. We commenced our operations in Dar es salaam, Tanzania in 2004 to provide dedicated and prompt service … Learn More

To drive innovation in water and create a world with equal water Access for all. We Focus on solving Africa's water Challenge through technology. Learn More

· Climate change impact risk assessments, strategy, adaptation and proofing · Resilient cities / business · Water resources yield and supply assurance · Hydrology, specialising in Forest Hydrology (Professionally registered) · Flood modelling · Conceptual water supply planning · GIS … Learn More

Increasing access to safe water and sanitation by connecting and mobilizing volunteer plumbers and plumbing industry leaders and resources to projects and organizations dedicated to safe water and sanitation. Learn More

To develop and provide innovative solutions, training and consultancy services with applied research in irrigation and water resources, greenhouse farming, sustainable agriculture practices, aquaculture, climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions. we seek to work with farmers, develop rural programs, youths, … Learn More

Help customer to become "Least Cost Producer" Learn More

TAM Ceramics water filter media of granulated ceramics, coated with a small amount of silver, will be appropriate for filter systems of large scale in any size. While systems of TAM's granulated filter media are genuinely sustainable for achievement of … Learn More

The innovative model of the Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund is the first of its kind on the African continent. TNC is engaging watershed stakeholders from all sectors of society to undertake projects that benefit the small-holder farmers living in the … Learn More

The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) is a business platform enabling private sector engagement; connecting large and small companies; and ensuring close collaboration between private, public and non-profit sectors with the common goal to accelerate the business of sanitation for all. … Learn More

Tosheka Products is a social impact business in Kenya. I am interested in engaging with your organization to respond to the global problem of women and children having access to Life’s most precious necessity water without the strain of caring … Learn More

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WaterStep responds to critical needs for safe water by evaluating and implementing solutions and teaching people to use those tools. WaterStep saves lives with safe water by empowering communities to take care of their own long-term water needs. We believe … Learn More

Provide sustainable and community led solutions to improve the health of the people Learn More

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To improve the incomes, food security and livelihoods of the resource poor and vulnerable households in Yikitaa, Kibwezi East Constituency, Makueni County (Kenya), through the application of sustainable conservation agriculture technologies and natural resource management. Learn More

Projects in Kenya


Access to safe water is the foundation to the development of all communities. Safe and reliable water restores hope and unlocks potential and opportunity. As the water crisis has grown to a global level leaving in its path a plethora … Learn More

Inspired by personal experience growing up in communities, where school-going children walk long distances to secure water for their families before/ after going to school causing absenteeism resulting to school drop-outs. In 2013 we worked on research project about sustainable … Learn More

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The purpose of the project is to improve the performance of Water Service Providers (WSP) through: Benchmarking and (peer-to-peer) learning; The implementation of non revenue water reduction (NRW) plans financed through blended finance; Improved water service delivery to the urban … Learn More

In an effort to improve the operational performance of Water Service Providers (WSPs) in Kenya, VEI, Vewin, SNV Kenya, KEWI, GIZ and WASREB have teamed up with the Water Services Provider Association (WASPA) to develop and support a utility-led benchmarking … Learn More

Reducing or avoiding climate change impacts through ecosystem-based adaptation for vulnerable coastal populations. The western Indian Ocean region is undergoing rapid climate change. Mozambique was hit by two major cyclones in 2019, while the other regional countries are facing similarly … Learn More

Spanish Description below - - - Do–ana Natural Park is one of Spain's most emblematic biodiversity hot spots and one of the most important protected natural areas in Europe. A crucial hub for migratory birds travelling between Africa and Europe … Learn More

DryDev's Kenya project provides relevant and contextually appropriate support to smallholder farmers residing in semi-arid dryland areas. The project aims to help households in such areas transition from subsistence farming and emergency aid to sustainable rural development. It aims to … Learn More

The project will take two years and 9 months, within these years all the planned activities should be done. We intend to have drilled all the three boreholes, put all the infrastructure in place, for instance, we should have done … Learn More

The Annual Water Sector Review Report (February 2011) underlines the fact that ‘data situation on water and sanitation coverage in the rural areas is difficult to ascertain as no baseline survey has been undertaken. This information gap continues to make … Learn More

An initiative to spread awareness and raise money to help women and young girls managing their personal hygiene while finding like-minded support and assistance. This project is representative of 4 different initiatives. The link above is to the donation website. … Learn More

The COVID-19 outbreak led to an increased demand for safe water due to frequent handwashing and people staying at home. But water and sanitation micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are struggling to survive, as they face revenue loss and … Learn More

Integrated Water Resource Action Plan programme (IWRAP), public and private partners from Kenya and the Netherlands are working together on sustainable land and water management for people, businesses and nature in the Lake Naivasha Basin. It creates enabling environment for … Learn More

An integrated approach to water resource management that aims to improve governance, monitoring, management and coordination around water resources, whilst supporting sustainable development in the Lake Naivasha Basin. Learn More

The International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) seeks to initiate multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, the public sector and the civil society in order to formulate and implement measures to improve water security for all parties. In Kenya, the International … Learn More

The International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) seeks to initiate multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, the public sector and the civil society in order to formulate and implement measures to improve water security for all parties. The Naivasha Lake and … Learn More

This project aims to reduce the incidence of WASH related diseases (such as diarrhea) among the school children of Itumbu primary of Lugari District of Kakamega county. This shall be achieved through provision of safe water by construction of a … Learn More

We are forming a coalition in Kibera in cooperation with the Governor of Nairobi--Evans Kidero- and the staff of Nairobi City-County, owners of Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, to design clean water distribution, sewage and waste treatment, and flood … Learn More

EA SusWatch implemented the LVEMP II Civil Society Watch Project that sought to lobby and advocate for realization of results-based performance from the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP II) and implementation of the East African Climate Change Policy (EACCP, … Learn More

The Lake Naivasha Basin hosts sections of KenyaÕs five water towers, the Aberdares and Mau Forest Complex. In addition to being a fundamental water source, the basin also host Lake Naivasha that supports a flourishing business in the horticulture industry. … Learn More

The project is focused on; improving water safety and security in the Mara River Basin, supporting structural poverty reduction and sustainable economic growth, and ecosystem conservation. The project implementation is a public-private partnership including international and Kenyan government institutions, led … Learn More

The project is focused on; improving water safety and security in the Mara River Basin, supporting structural poverty reduction and sustainable economic growth, and ecosystem conservation. The project implementation is a public-private partnership including international and Kenyan government institutions, led … Learn More

The aim of this activity is to monitor a select number of WRM-WASH related (election) promises that have been made by government leaders at national level and county level. Learn More

Additionally we have focused on the need for collective action to address the water crisis and as such have established the Nairobi Water Roundtable, a group of key stakeholders in the area, including local government, NGOs and other industries, to … Learn More

This project delivers reliable, low-cost water treatment technologies to public and private schools in developing countries and finances its operation through carbon emission reductions resulting from the displacement of boiling water. Our partner Impact Water is a global social enterprise … Learn More

Project WET is currently active in more than 75 countries around the world through a network of partner organizations that range from small NGOs to major international corporations and organizations. We only go where we’re invited! We work with our … Learn More

The primary source of water for the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia, is the Surata River, which originates in the Santurban High Andean Wetland. Approximately two million people depend on this fragile ecosystem, which is being affected by agricultural practices, formal … Learn More

Community development entrepreneurs were trained to construct high quality Rainwater Harvesting systems at the school and the surrounding community. Project Results545 school children and people now have access to water and sanitation Learn More

Tosheka’s Rolling Springs is a patented system that makes it easy for anyone to transport quickly one or three containers of water over long distances. Tosheka's Rolling Springs eases the transport of water containers by encapsulating them in a structure … Learn More

Diageo has pledged 2 million liters of Grain Neutral Spirit, a 96% strength ethyl alcohol used to produce vodka and gin, to its manufacturing partners to produce over 8 million 250 ml bottles of hand sanitizer for frontline healthcare workers. … Learn More

As a representative of Aqua for All, Tabitha Gerrets will act as the linking pin between Aqua for All (and field partners) and the Millennium Water Alliance in Nairobi, Kenya. She will actively search for and try to create possibilities … Learn More

16 new schools will receive the following: Rain Water Harvesting Units Biosand Filters, Hand washing Stations, Safe water storage containers and Health and Hygiene clubs 16 new Biosand filer businesses will be launched and trainingProject Results8,160 People Impacted 160 People … Learn More

Aqua Clara will partner with the school and install three bio-sand filters, start a Water & Hygiene club and construct a high quality rain water harvesting system at the school. While training two individuals from the community to assist with … Learn More

Connect International and ACK will create the Aqua Clara H2OPE (Water Products and Expertise) Accelerator to provide long-term WASH related training, control, support and advisory services which will support an increase in the number, scope and quality of WASH initiatives … Learn More

Over a four year period, the Kenya Smart Water for Agriculture Programme (SWA) will promote market-led water management solutions to support 20,000 farmers in five counties to increase their yields without increasing their costs. By using less water and energy … Learn More

Starbucks and Conservation International began an assessment of the water component of the Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices program in 2008, focused on 2 stages in the coffee value chain: cultivating, growing and harvesting coffee using methods that avoid … Learn More

Project Maji received funding from Aqua for All to introduce a new model to build a business case for safe water economics in rural, underserved communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The three-year programme in Kenya aims to accelerate service delivery to … Learn More

This proposed project is to safeguard the gains made in previous projects in preparation for acceleration for enhanced results and increased coverage for the period 2017-2020. The proposed project will also enhance access to safe drinking water by rehabilitating Kerema … Learn More

Safe water facilities effectively used and maintained by schools and households, behavioral change recorded in schools and the wider community with regard to WASH awareness/ practice and management, construction of school and household sanitation facilities, reduced abseentism/dropout of children from … Learn More

The County Government of Kiambu County wanted to address the protection of water and environment in the County and sought support from IWaSP to facilitate interaction between the private sector and the Water Resources User Associations (WRUAs). The leadership capacity … Learn More

This project aims to contribute towards reduced poverty, improved health, environmental and economic conditions by empowering people and creating an enabling environment thus achieving increased sustainable access to & use of safe water, improved sanitation and improved hygiene practices for … Learn More

The WAI stands for a shift from the dominant hardware-construction approach, often used by others, towards WASH sector development by working on three pillars: establishing a functioning market, strengthening the public sector, and empowering & organising citizens. Our innovative approach … Learn More

Whilst some progress has been made in introducing WSPs to the African region, there is still some way to go in achieving impact at scale. Establishing drivers – through distilling, synthesizing and disseminating key benefits – and nurturing a critical … Learn More

Our response strategy at this site has been to implement an overall water stewardship programme that includes targets specific to water stressed sites. The timeframe for this response strategy is the period of 2007 through 2020 - specifically the site … Learn More

By means of decentralized water stations, Siemens Stiftung aims to cultivate a sustainable water supply in remote regions of Kenya. The Safe Water Enterprises are implemented in cooperation with SkyJuice Foundation and further partners. What the projects have in common … Learn More

Nairobi, Meru, Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos, Murang’a, Nakuru, Nyeri, Makueni, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kisii, Kitui, Kisumu, Kirinyaga, Narok, Embu, Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Taita Taveta, Siaya, Kwale, Kericho, Laikipia, Bungoma, Kakamega. Reach up to 1 million people per year with lasting access to … Learn More

WaterAid is an international NGO focused exclusively on ensuring equitable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) for the world’s poorest communities. Formed in 1981 we have been working in water, sanitation and hygiene for over 30 years. … Learn More

ITF was formed in Kenya in 1922 when Richard St Barbe Baker and Chief Josiah Njonjo formed ÔWatu wa MitiÕ Ð the People of the Trees. This became the society of the Men of the Trees, a worldwide organisation that … Learn More

Bangladesh is experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crises in history. Since August 2017, Bangladesh has seen an unprecedented influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in MyanmarÕs Rakhine State. Among the nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees now residing in the … Learn More

Suggested Resources

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Developers: American Water Works Association

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Developers: Ceres

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Developers: World Resources Institute

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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Developers: CEO Water Mandate, Pacific Institute

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Developers: Sabesp

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Developers: EPA Office of Wastewater Management

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Developers: WWF

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Developers: Heineken

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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Developers: Levi Strauss & Co.

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National Register Resources: Psychological resources and information. Learn More

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Developers: China Water Risk

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Developers: Levi Strauss & Co.

With private enterprises playing a critical role in contributing to the safety of their staff, it is important to change some of their core operations. This guide is meant as a stepping point to begin reopening with safety as a … Learn More

TextileExchange's report offers personal accounts from fiber and materials experts “inside” the industry, demonstrating various company strategies and fiber priorities being implemented to achieve greater sustainability. Learn More

During an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current outbreak of COVID-19, small business owners must prepare for disruption in their business as well as prepare to protect their employees’ health and safety in the workplace. These steps are recommended … Learn More

Guidelines for supply chain workplaces to reopen with a robust WASH plan of action. Learn More

This report uses new data and calculations to show that investments in resource efficiency, secure work environments, and sustainable materials can benefit the environment and improve profitability. Learn More

This report shows how putting nature to work can help deliver infrastructure services with greater impact and lower cost, all the while reducing risks from disaster, boosting water security and enhancing climate resilience. Learn More

The Coca-Cola Company is quantifying the water-related “Replenish” benefits derived through its Community Water Partnership (CWP) projects. The work described in this report builds on previous efforts, and provides a current status of quantification results for three categories of CWP … Learn More

Developers: Global Environment Technology Foundation (GETF), The Coca-Cola Company

Questions\ guidelines relating to food businesses answered by the WHO. Learn More

This guidance is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. Learn More

CottonConnect's Responsible Environment Enhanced Livelihoods Cotton (REEL COTTON) standard is a business-driven initiative that sources sustainable cotton to improve environmental, quality, and traceability conditions in supply chain factories and farms worldwide. Committed brands and their supply chains undertake a development-oriented … Learn More

How to ensure the safety of staff and maintaining water quality in buildings with little or no use. Learn More

SAVEh is the platform through which Ambev shares its water management system free of charge with other companies, which has helped to reduce more than 40% of the company’s water consumption in the last 13 years. This water efficiency tool … Learn More

Developers: Ambev S/A

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Compass Business Tools inventory maps existing business tools against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It allows you to explore commonly used business tools that may be useful when assessing your organization’s impact on the SDGs. Learn More

The Colorado River Basin states face significant water challenges, including the overallocation of water, long-term drought, and climate change. This report, commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation, explores the potential for corporate water stewardship to help solve these challenges. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

The City of Austin, Texas is facing an increasingly uncertain water future, from decreasing water supplies and more intense droughts to periodic flooding and water quality impairments. Austin is addressing these challenges head on, from investments in water efficiency and … Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

This guide aims to help companies set effective site water targets that are informed by catchment context, which can create value and lessen risks for the company and support collective action. Learn More

Developers: CEO Water Mandate

The world’s water resources are under increasing pressure from rising water consumption, pollution, and climate variability. The variety of water challenges companies face, from water governance issues to extreme events like drought, manifest in the river basins where the companies … Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

This report is a call to action, for the immediate health response required to suppress transmission of the virus to end the pandemic, and to tackle the many social and economic dimensions of this crisis. It is, above all, a … Learn More

The Soil &amp; Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) is a small watershed to river basin-scale model used to simulate the quality and quantity of surface and ground water and predict the environmental impact of land use, land management practices and climate … Learn More

In response to the challenge of quantifying the business benefits, WaterAid, Diageo, GAP Inc., and Unilever have worked with PwC and ODI to develop a practical, step-by-step guide. The guide will help companies understand the business value of their WASH … Learn More

Developers: WaterAid

The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation is the world’s first voluntary sustainability standard for rice. The standard is complemented by a set of 12 quantitative performance indicators. By identifying “hotspots,” the indicators enable users to monitor … Learn More

The Forest Stewardship Council created the Principles of Forest Stewardship as a worldwide standard to promote environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Learn More

The AWS Standard is a globally-applicable framework for major water users to understand their water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management within a catchment context. Learn More

Developers: Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS)

This paper provides examples of how to make progress in service delivery in and beyond the workplace. With private enterprises playing a critical role in contributing to the safety of their staff, it is important to change some of their … Learn More

This discussion paper examines the need for companies to openly acknowledge and discuss the business dependency on consumption, exploring the topic through three different product examples – cars, beef, and clothing. Learn More

‘The Five Goods’ stem from Fashion for Good’s robust definition of ‘good’ and intend to guide the sector with a genuine and accountable framework with the promise of social, economic, and environmental prosperity. Learn More

Measure the environmental and social impact of your apparel products and operations. Learn More

This case study looks closely at a pair of Levi Strauss &amp; Co. stone wash jeans with the goal of helping companies in the apparel sector take more effective and holistic approaches to the industry’s environmental impact. Learn More

Developers: Levi Strauss & Co.

This tool is an interactive map linking nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation outcomes based on a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

This report is a culmination of industry interviews, non-government organization inputs, and desk research, the report highlights practical examples for companies in the sector and beyond, grappling with how to integrate the SDGs into their core business and global supply … Learn More

A deep dive into three areas for business action:1 Responsible Marketing 2 Accelerating Collaborative Action at the Country Level 3 Building Resilience and Good Practice Solutions for Business Learn More

This report explores the possibilities of scaling a circular economy, given the reality of the global economy and the complexity of multi-tier supply chains. Learn More

Developers: World Economic Forum

ToxServices' Full Materials Disclosure Screened Chemistry Program (ToxFMD®) promotes chemical optimization through chemical hazard assessment, hazard reduction, and informed substitution. ZDHC members use the program to document conformance with the ZDHC MRSL. Learn More

This page brings together water and sanitation-related information from UN-Water Members and Partners in the light of the coronavirus global emergency. UN-Water is working to ensure the most up-to-date information, resources, and guidance as they become available. Learn More

As the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the United Nations Global Compact is calling on business leaders everywhere to unite to support workers, communities, and companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A coordinated international plan involving the business sector will … Learn More

Water is the lifeblood of California, providing for the household needs of 40 million people and supporting one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, various commercial and industrial activities, and the health and viability of the state’s … Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

New figures from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) indicate that WASH services in health care facilities are sub-standard in every region. Learn More

Developers: UNICEF The United Nations Children's Fund

Evaluate the current status of access to safe WASH at the workplace in a given facility of your company. Assess the current status of access to safe WASH at the workplace in a given facility Support decision-making regarding investments and … Learn More

ILO Sectoral Policies and Governance and Tripartism Departments present four self-training modules, which adapt existing ILO training tools on OSH to provide governments, workers and employers with the necessary skills to implement the general principles contained in relevant ILO instruments. … Learn More

This UN World Water Development report evaluates the vast quantities of domestic, agricultural and industrial wastewater discharged into the environment everyday as a valuable resource rather than costly problem. Learn More

Companies are increasingly setting and pursing ‘water balance targets’ as part of their water stewardship strategies. The seeming simplicity of balance goals can be attractive – “we will restore a volume of water equal to the amount our business consumes.” … Learn More

Developers: WWF

The Water Risk Filter can be used to assess and respond to water related risks for your own operations, suppliers, or growth plans. Learn More

Developers: WWF

To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus and rebuild our economies during and after the pandemic, collective action on water is essential. Such action can help not only to contain the virus, but also to realize the human right … Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

Safely managed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services are an essential part of preventing and protecting human health during infectious disease outbreaks, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

These guidelines intend to help close the knowledge gap on wastewater treatment technologies and motivate relevant facilities in the apparel and footwear industry to implement the professional treatment systems necessary to meet the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines. Learn More

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CEO Water Mandate; CDP; The Nature Conservancy; World Resources Institute; WWF Learn More

The Sustainable Business Group; The Sustainable Fashion Academy; The Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel Learn More

Swedish Textile Water Initiative Learn More

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