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2.83 out of 5
WWF Country Risk Score
74 out of 248 Countries
WWF Country Rank
Total Organizations: 61
Total Projects: 29
Priority SDGs: Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
International Cooperation and Capacity Building (SDG 6.a)
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Priority Regions: --
Priority Industries: Agribusiness
Automotive
Food and Beverage
Health Care
Household Products
Other
Power and Utilities
Technology
Organization Types:
46%
NGO / Civil Society
23%
Business
8%
Utility / Water Service Provider
7%
International Organization
5%
Academia
3%
Government
3%
Bilateral and / or Intergovernmental Agency
3%
Coalition / Consortium
2%
Multi-stakeholder Organization
Profile Completion: 91%

Water Challenges

As reported by organizations on the Hub.

18.8%
Access to Water Supply and Water Services
16.7%
Physical water supply
14.6%
Water Demand and Competition among Users
10.4%
Land Use Issues
8.3%
Local Water Resource Governance
8.3%
Socioeconomic and Reputation
8.3%
Upstream Water Issues
8.3%
Water Pricing
4.2%
Compliance with Local Regulations and Widely-Accepted Standards
2.1%
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Country Overview

1.1.1.WATER RESOURCES The Nile basin constitutes about 98 per cent of the total area of the country, while a fringe of about 4,500km2 along the country’s border with Kenya belongs to the Rift Valley basin. The Ugandan part of the Nile basin shares a large part of the extensive interconnected system of the Equatorial Lakes, which forms the upper part of the White Nile. Lake Victoria, which drains a total area of about 184,000km2 in Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya and the entire southern part of Uganda, has its outlet at Jinja. Passing the Owen Falls Dam, the water flows through the Victoria Nile into Lake Kyoga and subsequently into the northern end of Lake Albert. The other branch of the lake system, i.e. Lake George and Lake Edward, is connected via the Semliki River, which flows into the southern end of Lake Albert. From Lake Albert, the Albert Nile flows northwards towards Sudan. Uganda’s wetlands are widespread and complex. About 10 per cent of the country, or approximately 24,000km2, is covered by wetlands (swamps), of which about one-third is permanently flooded. In the south and west of the country, they form an extensive low gradient drainage system in steep V-shaped valley bottoms with a permanent wetland core and relatively narrow seasonal wetland edges. In the north, they mainly consist of broad floodplains. In the east, they exist as a network of small, vegetated valley bottoms in a slightly undulating landscape. Wetlands may reduce the effects of both floods and droughts, provide fish resources and support cropping and grazing along their margins, and they are centres of high biodiversity and productivity as well as valuable refuges and sources of food for fish. Furthermore, they are active biological filters in the treatment of effluents, but because of this function they are also sensitive to the accumulation of pollution. Internal surface water resources are estimated to be 39km3/yr. Groundwater is believed to be around 29km3/yr, but all of this is considered to be overlap between surface water and groundwater, keeping the total internal renewable water resources (IRWR) at 39km3/yr. External resources of 27km3/yr comprise inflow from Lake Victoria (25km3/yr) as well as inflow via Lake Edward and Lake Albert from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The total renewable water resources of the country are estimated to be 66km3/yr. The potential yield from deep aquifers is above 3m3/hr in the southwest, southeast and northwest and along the eastern border of the country. In large areas of the central parts of the country potential yields are 2-3m3/hr, while in some areas it is below 1m3/hr.

1.1.2.WATER USE Uganda’s total water withdrawal was 300 million m3 in 2002, representing 0.4 per cent of total renewable water resources. The greatest water user was the municipal sector with 134 million m3, followed by irrigation and livestock with 120 million m3, and industry with 46 million m3. Groundwater represents the main source of municipal water supply for the rural population of Uganda. It is also important for livestock use, particularly in the drier regions. Groundwater extraction takes place from springs, boreholes and to a lesser extent from hand-dug wells. Surveys have identified some 12,000 springs in Uganda, of which more than 4,500 have been developed and protected for safe use. About 9,000 boreholes, typically drilled to a depth of 60-90m, are equipped with hand pumps. Rates of actual extraction are low and most hand pumps have capacities between 0.6 and 1.2m3/hr depending on the pumping head.

1.2.WATER QUALITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH Major environmental problems are draining of wetlands for agricultural use; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; widespread poaching. Through the Environmental Impact Assessment, precautions are always taken to avoid pollution of lakes, rivers and streams in the event of developing irrigation schemes. Farmers are encouraged to leave a vegetative area around the water source, with a width of 50m for small streams or 100m for large rivers. Additionally, farmers are continuously educated on the use of agrochemicals in combination with water management. Partial and total sedimentation of dams and valley tanks has occurred in most structures from the 1960s (over 1,000) and it is a common phenomenon in the Karamoja area, where most of the soils are sandy/sandy loam in nature. This has substantially curtailed valley tank/dam construction in the area for livestock watering, and sedimentation would be one of the risks when the need arises for construction of irrigation structures. These structures are breeding grounds for mosquitoes, hence the prevalence of malaria among the surrounding communities. Bilharzia flourishes in streams or swamps with low water velocities and farmers are in constant contact with the water. Consequently, farmers in Kibimba, Doho and Olweny irrigation schemes have fallen prey to the disease. Incidences of river blindness have been reported in some parts of western Uganda.

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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

To Strengthen the marginalised and needy among the community to come up with sustainable, low cost and gender responsive solutions to their problems Learn More

Community programming around Water harvesting techniques and rehabilitation of watch catchment areas all aimed at conserving the water resources. Learn More

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is a broad alliance of different civil society actors that are part of the struggle for food sovereignty and agroecology in Africa. These include: African farmersÕ organizations, African NGO networks, specialist African ... Learn More

Amuria District Development Agency (ADDA) is an independent, non – profit local non-Governmental Organisation established in 2006. It’s committed to complement government efforts to rejuvenate socio-economic status of communities through community based interventions. ADDA is legally registered with NGO Board, ... Learn More

Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm with access to more than 3,000 consultants in over 100 offices around the world. Our Sustainability Practice brings together management consultants and technical experts offering solutions from strategy through implementation ... Learn More

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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

Bashaamwe is a movement aiming at creating awareness of environmental pollution and creating ideas for environmental conservation. Learn More

"Develop women’s professional and leadership potential at all levels", with the determination that our effort will lead to "Equal Participation of Women and Men in Power and Decision-Making Roles". Main focus: Policy and legislation; participation of all stakeholders, especially women ... Learn More

CAWST, the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, is a non-profit organization that provides training and consulting to organizations that work directly with populations in developing countries who lack access to clean water and basic sanitation. CAWST "walks beside" ... 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

CONSTRUCTION OF CIVIL AND WATER WORKS. CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION OF WATER SOURCES 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

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Our mandate is to support the German Government in achieving its development objectives. We provide viable, ... Learn More

Earthwatch is an International NGO which focusses on scientific research and education about environmental issues. Earthwatch run FreshWater Watch, an employee engagement programme which raises awareness of fresh water issues through hands-on Citizen Science Leader training days. In addition to ... Learn More

To ensure equal access to clean, safe and sustainable water and sanitation facilities in Uganda. Learn More

First Climate is a globally leading provider of water project development and carbon offset services. We help our corporate clients across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the US to get engaged in water stewardship activities and manage and compensate their carbon emissions. ... 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

The mission of GATE Global Impact is to fulfill the increasing global demand for market infrastructure that enables capital to identify and transact in investments that provide a sustainable social and/or environmental benefit and financial return. Learn More

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Global Wash Frontiers - GWFenvisions Healthy communities especially to the poor and marginalized with access to clean and safewater, good sanitation and good hygiene practices in Uganda. Provide drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene services to people in rural areas through ... Learn More

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a global action network with over 3,000 Partner organisations in 179 countries. The network has 68 accredited Country Water Partnerships and 13 Regional Water Partnerships. The network is open to all organisations involved in ... Learn More

Driven to develop solutions for global sustainability with energy efficient pump solutions, Grundfos is one of the world's leading providers of pump solutions for water supply, industry, commercial buildings, and domestic buildings. Learn More

We exist to promote a positive difference in people’s lives by working in partnership with beneficiaries and stakeholders to create and implement innovative solutions to critical socio-economic challenges facing humanitarian settings; we promote innovative and durable solutions and are advocates ... 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

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

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

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

Our organisation mission has been put towards contributing to the promotion of socio-economic development through support to education and health initiatives, community empowerment and promotion of food security through sustainable farming practices that do not harm our environment. Learn More

About Mara Water River Users Association Mara Ecosystem: Significant Water Tower &amp; Home to World Famous Mara Game Reserve The Mara River Basin - An important source of water &amp; other natural resources Background Over the years, the quantity and ... Learn More

Mbarara University of Science and Technology also known as MUST lies on the banks of the scenic meandering Rwizi River a tributary of Lake Victoria in Mbarara Municipality along the Kabale highway, 286 kilometers, southwest of Kampala, the capital city ... Learn More

The mission is to provide sustainable water and sewerage services that exceeds customer needs. Vission for satisfaction to all customers in water and sewerage services. Learn More

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

Of Owen Falls Dam. After several ownerships, SABMiller Plc, the world’s 2nd largest brewer in the world, acquired the company in 2001 from the Madhvani family. The combined capacity of Nile Breweries Limited with two plants in Jinja and Mbarara ... 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

P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – is a new initiative, commenced in 2018, with the ambition of becoming the world’s leading forum for developing concrete public-private partnerships at scale to deliver on the SDGs ... Learn More

Last year I have been in Uganda with the „Shades of Grey Parrots“-Group – organized by Elaine Henley(animal behaviourist). The group wants to stop the poaching of African Grey Parrots, by helping to establish an ECO-Tourism in this beautiful country, ... Learn More

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Water Education Everywhere Finite but renewable, water is essential for life. We all use, need and impact water, so understanding how we can use water more sustainably is vital. Water literacy starts with effective education. Our mission is to provide ... Learn More

Sufficient and safe water should be available to everyone. Unfortunately, many people don’t have access to safe water. How to change that? Harvest rainwater! Since its foundation in 2003, RAIN has been working with its partners to develop, spread and ... 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

Main focus is SUDS retrofit to tackle flooding and water quality problems in the City of Coventry, UK, and to provide biodiversity and amenity benefits to wildlife and citizens. Coventry has Living Lab Status and the group includes Coventry University ... 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

The Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority (SIDA) is an autonomous organization, taking over the Sindh irrigation and drainage system from the Sindh Irrigation and Power Department. It was established in 1997, an innovative act to devolve power in the water ... 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

Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Program Phase II and Lake Tanganyika Water and Sanitation Program Phase I Learn More

Provide adequate and equitable access to safe and affordable water, sanitation and hygiene to people in developing countries. Learn More

Mission: Involving community and other stakeholders to improve life standard in rural and urban areas to take active role in water, sanitation and environmental protection activities by raising awareness, capacity building, advocacy and lobbing in order to ensure sustainable water/sanitation ... 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

Water Technologies International (GR8 Water) is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of technologically advanced Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG). These unique devices utilize a patent pending air purification input system to produce clean, great-tasting, safe water from the humidity in ... Learn More

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

WaterEmpowerment seeks to educate, build and sustain safe clean water projects within Zambia. This will be implemented through the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program model as a way of decreasing water borne disease, increasing life expectancy and improving overall ... 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

To inspire people to live in harmony with nature for the benefit of our country and well-being of all Learn More

To transform communities by inspiring youth throughout the Teso region and Uganda as a whole to drive a new era of development, growth, and productivity. 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 Uganda


The goal of the project is to provide a community in the Pader District, northern Uganda that is recovering from civil war, with safe and clean water. Parts of this project include: guidance in operating and maintaining the water source ... Learn More

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

We promote the conservation of upper river Mubuku water catchment area and put in place actions to increase awareness and education on environment issuesProject Results Learn More

Contribute to better management in Ugandan water sector in small towns for sustainable development and maintenance of water infrastructure. Learn More

There is a growing sense of urgency among countries, basin organisations and other end users such as utilities of the need to build resilience towards floods and droughts (F&D;) as an integral part of the management of water resources. The ... Learn More

Ensure girl-children stay at school to complete education, access sanitary pads and information unconditionally and attain skills on proper menstrual sanitation and hygiene management. The project is necessary because it is designed to mitigate the specific problems faced by girls ... Learn More

This project seeks to contribute to DWA effort to improve services in the WASH Sector through the FIETS approach. The project is implementing in Gulu, Kitguma, and Lamwo in both Urban and rural communities. The main strategy borders on a ... 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. A partnership with Total ... 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. A partnership with NWSC ... 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. A partnership with CocaCola ... 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

Drilling 6 boreholes next to clinics maintained by MSH, providing water to the nearby community. H20+ unifies health, water, sanitation, and education activities at the community level for a maximum technical synergy and cost-effectiveness.Project ResultsImproved access to water and sanitation ... Learn More

The essence of the project is to disentangle the current water problem in Kateete Village. The rural community is faced with water problems over the years. The village is located on a hilly place. People have to slope down over ... 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

Improved access and utilization of rainwater for domestic water supply, production, and environment conservation in Uganda.Project ResultsWorking with the government of Uganda in the promotion of rainwater harvesting Built capacity of lower local governments and communities in the construction of ... Learn More

Uganda still has a lot to do in order to meet the MDG on water and sanitation. Rainwater harvesting is a viable option for the provision of clean water but has been greatly down played by the ministry of water ... Learn More

The main objective to make sure that there is sustainable water supply from River Rwizi On top of that, the quality of the water should be improved The catchment areas around River Rwizi are to be protected The areas that ... Learn More

Running Dry encourages a people-centered and consensus-building approach in promoting holistic solutions for addressing water resource management challenges, namely using the IWRM approach.1 The vision of success is that impoverished populations in dry and semiarid target areas will be able ... Learn More

A pilot project implemented in (2012 -15) in the districts of Kamwenge and Ibanda, Western Uganda, by RAIN foundation, Wetlands International and a local NGO called JESE. The project is aimed at creating an understanding on how wetland restoration and ... Learn More

HEWASA and JESE will jointly implement this 3-years school WASH program in Kabarole district in the West of Uganda. Not only 24 schools will be supplied with WASH facilities (Rainwater Harvesting Tanks, Ecosan Latrines and Handwashing facilities) but 72 surrounding ... Learn More

The work of WE Consult contributes to: Sustainable Water Supply Sustainable Groundwater Management Social Programmes and Environmental Protection Improved Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion The Dutch Young Expert will be involved in all stages of the different projects. Learn More

Teso in east Uganda was unstable till 2007. Many people are still illiterated. In this area it was not common to send girls to school. Our final goal is to improve the socio-economic situation of the rural people of Teso ... 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

This NGO Network program will support the WASH Alliance in Uganda. It aims to enable policy makers and key actors to promote and enable sustainable realization of the right to water and sanitation through their policies, programmes and budget allocations ... Learn More

WASH and Learn is a programme addressing the water, sanitation and hygiene needs in schools and surrounding communities in selected areas in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The programme will use an integrated WASH approach so work on water supply, sanitation ... Learn More

This project aims to improve sanitation and hygiene in Kawempe division. The plan is to improve sanitation and hygiene practices, build a storm drainage channel for the division since It is a low lying area with poor drainage and consequently ... 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

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

The AFSRT integrated WASH to FSNL project is being implemented in Alebtong District and is playing a major role in the post-conflict transition. It gives the rural communities an opportunity to analyze their changing situation in the areas of water, ... Learn More

Suggested Resources

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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Developers: Sabesp

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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Developers: WWF

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Developers: Heineken

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Adapting to climate change, coupled with the need to address aging infrastructure, population growth, and degraded ecosystems, requires significant investment in natural and built water systems. These investments present a significant opportunity to support not only water, but to provide ... Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

To provide guidance and a global framework for the design, verification and scaling up of Nature-based Solutions. The Standard includes globally consistent Criteria and Indicators, which are supported by the Principles for Nature-based Solutions, to measure the strength of interventions. Learn More

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

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Developers: American Water Works Association

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National Register Resources: Psychological resources and information. Learn More

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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

OSHA has developed this interim guidance to help prevent worker exposure to SARS-CoV-2. The general guidance below applies to all U.S. workers and employers. 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 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: 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

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

This report seeks to provide an overview of the three leading water tools available for corporate water risk assessment. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

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 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

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 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

This report provides findings on good practices of AWS Standard implementation. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Learn More

CTCN; UNEP Learn More

CEO Water Mandate; Water Witness International; WaterAid; WBCSD Learn More

WBCSD Learn More

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Ecolab Learn More

PRI; WWF Learn More

CEO Water Mandate; Pegasys; Water Witness International; WWF Learn More

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UNEP-DHI Learn More

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UNICEF; WHO Learn More

River Threat Netwrok Learn More

CEO Water Mandate; WWF Learn More

Swedish Textile Water Initiative Learn More

WaterAid Learn More

CEO Water Mandate Learn More

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