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3.39 out of 5
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5 out of 248 Countries
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Total Organizations: 58
Total Projects: 11
Priority SDGs: Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
International Cooperation and Capacity Building (SDG 6.a)
Stakeholder Participation (SDG 6.b)
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Priority Regions: Indus
Priority Industries: Agribusiness
Health Care
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Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
Power and Utilities
Organization Types:
40%
Business
36%
NGO / Civil Society
10%
Academia
3%
Utility / Water Service Provider
3%
International Organization
3%
Government
2%
Bilateral and / or Intergovernmental Agency
2%
Coalition / Consortium
Profile Completion: 100%

Water Challenges

As reported by organizations on the Hub.

24.3%
Local Water Resource Governance
13.5%
Access to Water Supply and Water Services
13.5%
Upstream Water Issues
10.8%
Physical water supply
10.8%
Socioeconomic and Reputation
8.1%
Compliance with Local Regulations and Widely-Accepted Standards
8.1%
Water Demand and Competition among Users
5.4%
Land Use Issues
2.7%
Influent
2.7%
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Country Overview

1.1.1.WATER RESOURCES Pakistan can be divided into three hydrological units: -The Indus basin covering more than 566,000km2 or 71% of the territory, comprising the whole of the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the eastern part of Balochistan. The Indus River has two main tributaries, the Kabul on the right bank and the Panjnad on the left bank. The Panjnad is the flow resulting from five main rivers (literally Punjab means “five waters”): the Jhelum and Chenab, known as the western rivers, and the Ravi, Beas and Sutlej, known as the eastern rivers. -The Karan desert in the west of Balochistan in the west of the country. This is an endorheic basin (a closed drainage basin that retains water) covering 15% of the territory. The Mashkel and Marjen rivers are the principal source of water in the basin. Marjen River is a minor tributary to the Mashkel River. The water is discharged in the Hamun-i-Mashkel lake in the southwest, at the border with Iran. The arid Makran coast along the Arabian Sea covering 14% of the territory in its southwestern part (Balochistan province). The Hob, Porali, Hingol and Dasht are the principal rivers of this coastal zone. The river basins outside the Indus Basin Irrigation System (IBIS), the Makran coast and the Karan closed basin, are “flashy” in nature and do not have a perennial supply. They account for a total flow less than 5km3 per year. The long-term average annual precipitation for Pakistan is 494 mm, representing 393,273km3. Taking into account the overlap between surface water and groundwater, the internal renewable water resources are estimated at 55km3/yr, which equals the total amount of groundwater resources. Some of the groundwater drains directly into the sea, while the rest feeds the base flow of the river system which is estimated at 47.4km3/yr. Glacier melt, snowmelt, rainfall and runoff constitute the river flows. The Indus basin has a total drainage area of 1.06 million km2, of which 56% lies in Pakistan, and the other 44% in China, Afghanistan and India. Because of the importance of irrigation in the Indus plain, the water balance of the Indus basin has been carefully studied, which is not the case for the other basins. Therefore most of the results refer only to the Indus basin. The mean annual inflow into the country through the western rivers (the Indus, including the Kabul tributary, the Jhelum and the Chenab) amounted to 170.27km3. The mean annual natural inflow into the country through the eastern rivers (the Ravi, the Beas and the Sutlej) is estimated at 11.1km3, but this is reserved for India, according to the 1960 Indus Water Treaty. Given the seasonal nature of the Himalayan runoff, roughly 85% of the annual flows are in summer, 15% in winter. The Indus Basin has a large groundwater aquifer covering a gross command area of 162,000km2. In 2005, total dam capacity was estimated at 23.36km3. Currently, there are 3 large hydropower dams and 50 smaller dams (but with a height of more than 15m) in the country. Eleven smaller dams are under construction. The designed live storage capacity of the three large hydropower dams in the Indus basin is 22.98km3 comprised as follows: Tarbela 11.96km3; Raised Mangla 10.15km3, which includes recent increase of 3.58km3 and Chashma 0.87km3. The current live storage capacity of these three large hydropower dams is 17.89km3, representing an overall loss of storage of 22% (WB, 2005). The designed live storage capacity of the 50 small dams is 0.383km3. There are more than 1,600 mini-dams (with a height of less than 15m), which were constructed for small-scale irrigation purposes, but their capacity is very low as a mini-dam is normally constructed for an individual farmer. The hydropower potential in Pakistan is over 100,000 MW with identified sites of 59000 MW. Currently, studies under way include Diamer Basha, Bunji and Kohala amongst many others (Hydro Potential In Pakistan, WAPDA, 2011). The Indus River and its tributaries are the main source of water. Its main gorge, between the Skardu and Tarbela, has a potential of almost 30,000MW.

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A Tanzania consulting firm on development issues including water, sanitation, energy and climate change. Learn More

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The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is a partnership of some of the world’s leaders in sustainable water resource management, bringing together businesses, multilateral agencies, governments, civil society and communities to drive consensus-based actions on shared water risk. At the ... Learn More

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Production of chemicals and equipment for potable water treatment and industrial water preparing. Learn More

Since its inception Artistic Milliners has been a front runner in the global textile industry and has been spearheading denim innovation and sustainability. Our mission is to sustain our reputation as one of the top manufacturers in the world by ... Learn More

El GRUPO BIOSFERA, THINK TANK EN INVESTIGACIÓN DE FUTUROS SUSTENTABLES SAC. (BIOSFERA, INVESTIGACIÓN DE FUTUROS) es un equipo de análisis cuyo core business es la investigación prospectiva para la construcción de futuros deseables (futurables), asociados a la sustentabilidad (planeamiento estratégico ... Learn More

The Centre for Advanced Research &amp; Development (CARD) is a non-government agency established, in India, with its Head quarters in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh established in 1992. The CARD has been established to promote advanced research and to apply its ... Learn More

Independent advisory company seeking to catalyse environmental investments Main focus areas within water issues: water and irrigation, water and sanitation, water and business risk Learn More

The Climate Connected Benefit Society is an industrial and provident society for the benefit of the community – a very simple funding vehicle, which allows ordinary, socially aware investors in the UK to put their capital to work in a ... Learn More

The Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) is an invitation-only membership organization for large companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to environment as a business strategy issue. CEF’s mission is to help accelerate sustainable business innovation by creating the best neutral space ... Learn More

“IC Medicals” and “ The Emission” are two genetically integrated global internet projects about informational copies of substances and biological objects. DST Foundation initiated the integration of these phenomenal projects in August 2009 as they both are based on usage ... Learn More

Deltares is an independent, institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Throughout the world, we work on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. Our main focus is on deltas, coastal regions ... Learn More

Developing European Environmental Policy The European Commission develops and implements EU policies by proposing laws to the European Parliament and Council of the European Union helping EU countries implement EU legislation managing the EU's budget and allocating funding ensuring that ... Learn More

Future 500 is a non-profit consultancy that builds trust between companies, advocates, investors, and philanthropists to advance business as a force for good. Our organization formed in 1995 as a venue for corporations and environmental NGOs to debate the systemic ... Learn More

GSMA Mobile for Development brings together our mobile operator members, the wider mobile industry and the development community to drive commercial mobile services for underserved people in emerging markets. We identify opportunities for social, economic and environmental impact and stimulate ... Learn More

Application of IoT on Hydro-Geophysics in conjunction with Water Divining in Study/Exploration of Water Resources, their Exploitation & Management. It is the combination of Remote Sensing, Big Data Resources Processing, Instrumentation, Real-time Data Collection from a larger or regional network ... Learn More

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company – with three world-leading businesses – that researches, develops and manufactures innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Fresh water is critical to achieving universal health coverage, to providing sanitation facilities, and ... Learn More

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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

IMAECSED since 1995 is dedicated for philanthropic activities for the common people of the country and outside. Out of its other activities supply of Clean Water has taken as a most important works. Many places like School, Colleges, Offices, Industry ... Learn More

Purpose of the organization is to promote socio, economic and cultural advancement of weaker sections by education, training, research and field action programs. Specific focus is to promote awareness on water sanitation among rural poor communities and help them to ... Learn More

Currently celebrating its 42nd year, ICCR is the pioneer coalition of active shareholders who view the management of their investments as a catalyst for change. Its 300 member organizations with over $100 billion in AUM have an enduring record of ... Learn More

IFS aims to contribute towards strengthening the capacity of developing countries to conduct relevant and high quality research on the sustainable management of biological and water resources. This involves the study of physical, chemical, and biological processes, as well as ... Learn More

We are working on peace, health education, pure drinking water, and environment. International Peace Committee for Interfaith Harmony (IPCIH) was established in 2010 and registered under Trust Act 1882. Since its commencement, it has been working for the development of ... Learn More

IWMI is one of 15 international research centers supported by the network of 60 governments, private foundations and international and regional organizations collectively known as CGIAR. It is a non-profit organization with a staff of 350 and offices in over ... Learn More

January Advisors is a technology company that advocates and pursues open water data and helps the public sector and non-profit organizations understand data. January Advisors addresses environmental challenges with a data-centric approach through consulting, partnerships with the public sector and ... Learn More

BETTER public private partnership, with partner company John Todd Ecological Design, involved in sustainable water and wastewater and waste to food design and project development worldwide. See www.betterp3.com and www.toddecological.com Learn More

As we share our water with the entire planet, we feel that it is a precious resource. We monitor how we use water at our factories and are constantly working on ways to reduce our consumption of fresh water resources. ... Learn More

Manufacturing of mobile high capacity machinery for re use of industrial polluted water,in any configuration Fully supervised by sensors,computer etc low cost for operation Own patent,tailor made to client need Learn More

Sunass regulates water and sewage companies, oversees quality of service standards, settles customer complaints and sets regulated prices. Learn More

Denim fabric manufacturing by meeting all sustainable parameters, water stewardship, and environmental safeguarding. Learn More

A pioneer and the world-leading provider of Drip Irrigation solutions, Netafim is the largest player in the global irrigation industry. With 14 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries, 27 subsidiaries, and a strong global distribution network across 110-plus countries, Netafim combines ... Learn More

Nouveau Energy Management Services (NEMS) mainly works for Energy Sector Projects in Pakistan with special focus on Oil & Gas Farm-In Opportunities and gas flaring projects by keeping in stream of CDM project development for provision of full range of ... Learn More

Opportunity 2 Excel Company is a firm that provides general service, monitoring & evaluation, data collection, implementation plan, consultancy, supply, financial engineering, capacity building, feasibility studies, investment advisory services etc to clients. The company was established in 2007 and registered ... Learn More

We are an independent research institute that focuses on the legal challenges facing water supply infrastructure projects. The world's water infrastructure must adapt to climate change and extreme supply variations, and we research the legal road-blocks that stand in the ... Learn More

As a food and beverage company, PepsiCo is acutely aware of the critical role water plays in the food system. Our water strategy is designed to enable long-term, sustainable water security for our business and for local communities that depend ... Learn More

Rural Infrastructure &amp; Human Resource Development Organization (RIHRDO) is registered with Social Welfare Deportment under voluntary social welfare act 1961.the organization has implemented many projects/activities in Provision of clean drinking water, Hygiene and women Empowerment in KPK since 2006 on ... Learn More

The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) is the global network of professionals and practitioners working to raise standards of knowledge and evidence, technical and professional competence, practice and policy in rural water supply and so fulfil the vision of sustainable ... Learn More

We are Ukrainian company SOUZ-CONTINENT. Our company has advanced innovative, high-tech development projects to work with the water is getting the alternate energy and water purification. Very interested in mutually beneficial cooperation for the prosperity of the world community. Learn More

SaniWater Solutions is a joint partnership consulting firm providing services on contract and/or on commission basis in the area of environment, hygiene, Sanitation and Water. Our Vision: To be a lead organisation in providing solutions for ensuring safe water hygiene ... Learn More

Vision “Peaceful and prosperous society based on social justice and equity”. Mission “To bring about policy and institutional changes by mobilizing marginalized communities to transform their lives through equitable and sustainable use of resources without any discrimination on the basis ... Learn More

​MISSION STATEMENT: Foundation of organized, educated and peaceful society; support community to gearing socio-economic advancement and sustainable development realigned with sustainable development goals for the benefit of the vulnerable communities and marginalized groups especially women. SDO INTRODUCTION: “Sustainable Development Organization ... Learn More

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Christopher Gleadle brings Sustainability, and the Green Economy• to life and shows you how to capture, create and deliver more value: serve customers better, reduce costs and mitigate conspiring environmental and social risk to see opportunity for greater profit. His ... Learn More

The Third Pole is a forum for information and discussion about the Tibetan plateau and the rivers that originate there. Learn More

Trucost provides data and insight to help its clients understand the economic consequences of natural capital dependency. Our clients include companies and their advisors, the investment community, governments, academics and thought leaders. Learn More

Our mission is to reach Women, Children, Youth &amp; Men with Health Assistance, Medical Camps, Clean drinking Water, Food, Disaster Relief. Learn More

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Wastewater Exchange is the designer and the implementer of the Ethical Water Exchange (all rights reserved) transforming wastewater into commoditised treated wastewater for the good sake of our health, planet, economy &amp; water resources as common good. Learn More

The Water Resilience Coalition, founded in 2020, is an industry-driven, CEO-led coalition of the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate that aims to elevate global water stress to the top of the corporate agenda and preserve the world's freshwater resources ... Learn More

A research and advocacy charity working for equitable and sustainable water resource management. We work with all water users to support objective understanding of opportunities and barriers to progress, and to galvanise action based on reliable evidence, transperancy and accountability. Learn More

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

Wello is a social venture with a bold mission: to deliver clean water to a thirsty world. By reframing the water crisis as an opportunity, Wello has reinvented the wheel and developed an innovative and sustainable business model. THE WATERWHEEL ... Learn More

Promoting the use of innovative water-from-air tech for evaporation and condensate recapture &amp; reuse by communities and businesses resiliently adapting to global warming and responding to disasters. In arid and drying regions lacking or losing surface and groundwaters, atmospheric (clean) ... Learn More

Alegria activity S.L. produces special purpose mobile units. These mobile units are special purpose vehicles used to deploy any kind of service directly and easily to any location and social community in order to conduct turn-key campaigns in HEALTH, EDUCATION, ... Learn More

ÁLON connects people and resources to raise awareness, converge best practice and collaboration, to support the transition of industries, leaders &amp; lifestyles dependent on water – towards minimizing our water footprints. “We aim to shape consensus among pioneering Water Ambassadors ... Learn More

Projects in Pakistan


Nestlé Pakistan has become the first market in the Nestlé world to start implementing Alliance for Water Stewardship’s (AWS) International Water Stewardship Standard. In the first phase, WWF-Pakistan will be facilitating the implementation of AWS Standard at Nestlé Pakistan’s Sheikhupura ... Learn More

We are assisting with farmer training and technology that helps advance more sustainable water use for the rice we source. Mars has partnered with around 30 other organizations from a range of sectors to develop the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), ... Learn More

WWF-Pakistan has joined hands with the European Union and International Labor Organization (ILO) to implement international labour and environmental standards in Pakistan in order to improve the competitiveness of the industrial sector and to strengthen the capacity of the public ... Learn More

The residents of our area make use of contaminated and polluted water which is a big cause of different viral diseases. Half of the population have no reach to clean drinking water. They are subjected to bring water from remote ... Learn More

Netcare Water Strategy - a component of the Group wide water strategy, initiated during 2014/15, is the identification of risk areas within our supply chain associated with water supply. We will only be able to quantify the potential financial impact ... Learn More

The project is funded by the European Commission’s SWITCH-Asia Programme, will be led by WWF-Pakistan, and will involve WWF- UK, the Cleaner Production Institute as partners, and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority and Lahore Chambers of Commerce and ... 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

In Pakistan we installed four handwashing stations in public places in Muzaffargarh, Punjab, reaching an estimated more than 5,000 daily users. April 2020; With help from our partner, AGAHE, we also put up banners and billboards with messaging on precautions ... Learn More

As part of our water strategy concerning “high-risk” sites and as part of our SMART program, the site will define and follow water reduction plans at site level together with awareness actions at site level. The water treatment system has ... Learn More

In 2016 Mondi Group has invested 7.9 million € in corporate social investment projects including projects to preserve and protect natural capital that provides ecosystem goods and services such as biodiversity and water.In 2016, the WWF-Mondi Wetland Project (WWF-MWP) celebrated ... Learn More

The vision of the Resilient Asian Deltas (RAD) Initiative is that long term resilience of AsiaÕs delta systems is secured through unprecedented political and financial investment in Ôbuilding with natureÕ, which will protect and restore the natural river and coastal ... Learn More

Suggested Resources

View the full list of 300+ resources at the Water Stewardship Toolbox

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Developers: Pacific Institute

In this policy brief the ILO offers comprehensive and integrated recommendations on the key areas of policy action that should form part of that response.The brief is addressed at ILO constituents (governments, employers and workers), policy-makers and the general public. Learn More

Inform and strengthen your company’s water management strategies and allow your investors to evaluate current water management activities against detailed definitions of leading practice. Learn More

Developers: Ceres

In this Nature feature, Johan Rockstrom and co-authors argue that identifying and quantifying planetary boundaries that must not be transgressed could help prevent human activities from causing unacceptable environmental change. Learn More

Nature-based solution (NBS) can improve degraded ecosystems, help sequester carbon, and manage the effects of climate change, including extreme weather events. Businesses are beginning to recognize the value of NBS for climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

Plan, Prepare and Respond- Breakdown for different industries on how to operate safely. Cleaning and disinfecting, Worker Safety, Support Resources, Mitigation Strategy Learn More

An emphasis on gaps in WASH coverage and what role institutions play in battling COVID-19. Links and other resources provided. Learn More

This report presents analysis of the response data from a sample of 783 of the world’s largest publicly listed companies. The report is aimed at companies and investors seeking to understand how they can play their part in delivering a ... Learn More

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Developers: CEO Water Mandate, Pacific Institute

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Developers: EPA Office of Wastewater Management

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Developers: BHP

Includes Immediate steps, ongoing health measures that can be taken, and responsible business practice Learn More

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Developers: Sabesp

Technical guidance, WASH preparedness, webinars, checklists for health facilities, self assessments, and guidance on disinfectants. Learn More

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Urban stormwater is becoming an increasingly important alternative water supply in California. However, current economic analyses do not adequately evaluate co-benefits provided by different stormwater investments. As a result, urban stormwater capture is undervalued. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

NBS offer a promising contribution on how to enhance the availability and quality of water for productive purposes and human consumption, while preserving ecosystems. In this discussion paper, 21 case studies of water management processes are analysed, using a non-representative ... Learn More

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Developers: WWF

The Committee designed this document to guide the food industry and advise its sponsoring agencies in the implementation of HACCP systems. Learn More

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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Developers: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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Developers: American Water Works Association

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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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

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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

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 special Academy session covered steps businesses can take to respect and support the rights and lives of women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

This report calls for an integrated approach that brings together governments, water users, and the society at large including the private sector, NGOs, and academia to design smart, adaptable and sustainable solutions for water infrastructure impacted by climate change. Learn More

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

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

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

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