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2.92 out of 5
WWF Country Risk Score
57 out of 248 Countries
WWF Country Rank
Total Organizations: 89
Total Projects: 82
Priority SDGs: Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
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)
Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Priority Regions: --
Priority Industries: Apparel
Biotech, health care & pharma
Food, beverage & agriculture
Fossil fuels
Hospitality
Manufacturing
Materials
Mineral extraction
Power generation
Retail
Services
Organization Types:
52%
Business
27%
NGO / Civil Society
6%
Academia
4%
Utility / Water Service Provider
4%
Government
2%
Multi-stakeholder Organization
2%
Bilateral and / or Intergovernmental Agency
1%
International Organization
1%
Coalition / Consortium
Profile Completion: 73%

Water-Related Challenge Costs

Total annual estimated cost to address all water-related challenges: $160,909,756,077.00

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

  • Access to Drinking Water: $12,625,461,413.00 - [8%]
  • Access to Sanitation: $16,027,122,446.00 - [10%]
  • Industrial Pollution: $12,442,236,000.00 - [8%]
  • Agricultural Pollution: $7,734,537,749.00 - [5%]
  • Water Scarcity: $85,262,105,789.00 - [53%]
  • Water Management: $26,818,292,679.00 - [17%]

For more about this data, see information on WRI’s Achieving Abundance dataset here.

Water Challenges

As reported by organizations on the Hub.

25.0%
Physical water supply
17.3%
Influent
15.4%
Access to Water Supply and Water Services
11.5%
Compliance with Local Regulations and Widely-Accepted Standards
9.6%
Socioeconomic and Reputation
5.8%
Land Use Issues
5.8%
Local Water Resource Governance
3.8%
Water Demand and Competition among Users
3.8%
Water Pricing
1.9%
Upstream Water Issues

Country Overview

1.1.1.WATER RESOURCES The average annual river runoff generated within the country is 2,711.5km3. Precipitation makes up 98 per cent of total river runoff, the remaining 2 per cent coming from melting glaciers. China can be divided into nine main river basin groups. In the north are the Song-Liao or Heilong (Amur)-Songhua, the Huai, the Huang (Yellow), the Hai-Luan and the interior or endoreic river basin groups. The total average annual internal renewable surface water resources (IRSWR) in these five river basin groups are estimated at 535.5km3, which is almost 20 per cent of the IRSWR of the country. In the south are the Chang (Yangtze), the Zhu (Pearl) and the southwest and southeast river basin groups. The total average annual ISRWR in these four river basin groups are estimated at 2,176.2 km3, which is just over 80 percent of the IRSWR of the country. In total, there are more than 50,000 rivers with basin areas of over 100km2, 1,500 of which have a basin exceeding 1,000km2. Rivers can be classified in two categories: rivers discharging into seas (outflowing rivers) and inland rivers running into depressions in the interior (endoreic basins). The total drainage area of the rivers flowing to the sea covers about 65 per cent of the country’s territory, by far the greater part draining to the Pacific Ocean and small areas draining to the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. Endoreic river basins cover the remaining 35 per cent of the country’s total area.

1.1.2.WATER USE In 2005, total water withdrawal was estimated at 554.1km3, of which 65 per cent (358km3) was for irrigation, 12 per cent (67.5km3) for municipal use and 23 per cent (128.6km3) for industry. In 1993, total water withdrawal was 525.5km3, of which 77 per cent (407.7km3) was for irrigation, 5 per cent (25.2km3) for municipal use, and 18 per cent (92.6km3) for industrial use. Agriculture is the main water withdrawal sector, but only 45 per cent is actually consumed by crops due to low efficiency in irrigation systems. However, this figure is comparatively high considering the cropping structure. The relatively poor water productivity in the country, US$3.6 per m3, is lower than the average of US$4.8 per m3 in middle-income countries, and much lower than the US$35.8 per m3 in high-income countries. The United Nations predicts that China’s population will increase from 1.2 billion to 1.5 billion between 2000 and 2030. The rapid urbanization of the population is expected to push demand to new heights. The expanding industrial sector is also greedy for water. The recycling rate in the industrial sector is only 40 per cent, compared to 75-85 per cent in developed countries.

1.2.WATER QUALITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH China’s major environmental problems are: acid rain resulting from air pollution (greenhouse gases, sulphur dioxide particulates) from reliance on coal; water shortages, particularly in the north; water pollution; deforestation; the estimated loss of one fifth of agricultural land since 1949 to soil erosion and economic development; desertification; trade in endangered species. The first Law for Water Pollution Control came into force in 1984. This law soon became insufficient to meet the needs of economic development and environmental protection for several reasons: water pollution continued to increase, the targets of water pollution control changed greatly, and the legal measures for the control of point sources were unable to stop the decline of water quality. The law was therefore amended in 1996. Adopted in 2008, the newly amended version provides more detailed measures for preventing and controlling water pollution from various sources, makes clearer specifications of the responsibilities of different stakeholders and strengthens legal liabilities for water pollution.

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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

The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) (www.a4ws.org) is a global membership-based network of businesses, civil society organisations and the public sector dedicated to promoting the responsible use of freshwater. AWS Members contribute to the sustainability of shared water resources through … 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

The company was founded for this moment, on a combined conviction in the power of human ingenuity and the potential of practical action to solve the problems of the decisive decade, and make sustainability happen. We believe that productivity and … Learn More

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

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

Artos group aims to reveal economically sustainable solutions to help solving problem of safe drinking water in small communities. That is why at Artos we have developed a product, called Healthy Water Maker, which can (by using the latest purifying … Learn More

APP vision is to become the 21st century's premiere, world-class pulp and paper manufacturer dedicated to providing superior value to shareholders, employees and the community. Sustainable water management is one of its commitments to provide superior value. Learn More

The Asian Development Bank aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty. Approximately 1.7 billion people in the region are poor and unable to access essential goods, services, assets and opportunities to which every human is entitled. Since its … Learn More

ASMAN Software Solutions Private Limited is a provider of cutting edge software consultancy, design and development services with headquarters in Hyderabad, India. The company made its inception into the IT arena in 2011 and offers a comprehensive range of Software … Learn More

We want to transform healthcare, change the lives of billions of people for the better and address some of the biggest healthcare challenges facing humankind. Our ambition is to stop the progress of these often degenerative, debilitating, and life-threatening conditions, … Learn More

El grupo Biosfera, es un think tank en investigacion de futuros sustentables. (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 … Learn More

Blue Planet Network provides a technology platform for funders to easily select, monitor, and manage WASH projects that have been peer reviewed and vetted for quality and sustainability. Each member project must pass a rigorous peer review and planning process … 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

China Water Risk is a non-profit initiative designed to help investors, businesses and individuals understand and mitigate risk around water. 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

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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. 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

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

We are committed to conducting our business in an environmentally responsible manner, supporting the long-term health of the planet, the success of customers and our people. Our environmental sustainability strategy aims to drive climate action throughout our value chain, use … Learn More

Cummins is an American Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures, and distributes engines, filtration, and power generation products. 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

French multinational food-products corporation based in Paris. With four business lines: Fresh Dairy products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and Medical Nutrition. Our mission is to bring health by food to as many people as possible. 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

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

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

Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and climate technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2019 sales of $13.5 billion and 50,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain … 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

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

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

The Gap, Inc., commonly known as Gap Inc. or Gap, is an American worldwide clothing and accessories retailer. Our purpose is to be Inclusive, By Design. Gap Inc. includes apparel brands Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta. 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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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

Be a leader in water stewardship for the fashion industry, working both with reducing the water footprint of our value chain and engaging to promote better water governance in strategic, high risk river basins to secure availability and quality of … Learn More

Since its foundation in May 2007, HYTECON has generated an established market position within the field of consulting services for water and technical hygiene related aspects, focussing especially on innovative and customer-oriented solutions. A highly experienced team of microbiologists and … 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

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Conserve water and help secure water access in those areas at greatest risk: Implement tools to reduce the water footprint of our hotels Mitigate water risk through stakeholder collaboration to deliver water stewardship at basin level Collaborate to ensure adequate … 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

The International Water Association (IWA) is an organisation that brings together people from across the water profession to deliver equitable and sustainable water solutions for our world. As a global network of water professionals, we seek to engage and partner … 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

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

Our purpose is to provide Better Care for a Better World. People around the globe benefit from our products in their day-to-day lives, but we know that millions still lack access to basic products that could dramatically improve their quality … Learn More

For as long as nearly 70 years since its founding in 1949, Kurita Water Industries has been consistently operating in two areas of "water and the environment." To cater to diverse customer needs, the Kurita Group provides comprehensive solutions by … 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

A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 65,000 people in 64 countries, and posted sales of €15.8 billion in 2012. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around … Learn More

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Smarter Technology For All. We develop world-changing technology solutions to create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. Learn More

Lien AID is an international non-profit committed to enabling sustainable access to clean water and sanitation for Asia’s rural poor. Founded in 2006, Lien AID focuses on community-based approaches in the delivery of multi-year WASH programmes. Through partnerships with local … Learn More

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Every Drop: As in all other areas of our business, we work to get the basics right. In all our operations and across our supply chain, we strive to conserve and protect water. Without it, we have no business. Barley … Learn More

NAQWA is a Russian company that develops and makes nano drinking water recoverers. Our product NAQWA SPRING Drinking Water Recoverer (NAQWA SWR, www.naqwa.com ) created and manufactured in Russia is intended to provide sustainable drinking water solutions first of all … Learn More

NVH's mission is to provide low cost, low energy solutions for sanitation and ground water pollution. NVH partners with the Indian Ministry of Defence Research Laboratory to commercialise for global use an effective biological process creating potable water as only … Learn More

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

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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

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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

Support and develop Pakistan as a central hub for developing a sustainable supply chain ecosystem with Halal standards. Making Pakistan a well-known Halal international hub that aligning United Nation’s 17 sustainable goals and promotes WAQF from Halal culture to contribute … Learn More

Water stewardship has long been one of PepsiCo’s top priorities, and it's an important part of building a Positive Value Chain. As one of the first companies of our size to acknowledge water as a human right, we have a … Learn More

To develop and commercialize a turnkey, self-financing solution to collect river plastic waste transform it into Revenue, Profit and Local Employment. Our Solutions On top of the Blue Barriers, we also offer a wide range of technical solutions to cater … Learn More

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Solidaridad brings together supply chain actors and engages them in innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all. Solidaridad works on creating sustainable supply chains from the producer … 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

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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

The Coca-ColaCompany is the world's largest beverage company. The purpose of company is to refresh the world and make a difference. Our vision is to craft the brands and choice of drinks that people love, to refresh them in body … Learn More

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We acheive this through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 550 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states … Learn More

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

Thirst is an initiative of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders, a unique, multi­stakeholder community of more than 700 exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the future. Thirst aspires to be the world's leading water community, … 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

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VILLAGES UNIS est une ONG Suisse, reconnue d’utilité publique au N° 080.913007 date de la décision 18/12/2013 et basée dans la république et Canton de Genève Elle est active dans les domaines de la coopération au développement, à l'aide humanitaire … Learn More

Although the name has to change, the role of Wahana Visi remains the same: the main partner of World Vision in implementing most of World Vision intervention programs across Indonesia. In 2010, Wahana Visi implemented about 41 long-term and comprehensive … Learn More

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

Water Canada is an influencer, a networker, and a newsmaker. Our editors and researchers know the industry and the people implementing plans and projects on the frontlines. Thousands of readers turn to us for exclusive, insightful content that speaks to … 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

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

Whirlpool Corporation is fiercely committed to helping our consumers improve their lives at home through the use of our products. We design our products with our consumers in mind—including innovative features that save time, reduce costs and lower their environmental … 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

Zeno filling machine owns sets of production packaging machinery for pharmaceutical, honey, daily chemical,food, veterinary drugs, pesticides and lubricants.Meanwhile, we sell a variety of stand-alone equipment, such as powder filling machine,auger filling machine,liquid filling machine,milk powder filling line,labeling and sealing … Learn More

Our Vision is widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in textile, apparel and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment. Our Mission is to enable brands and retailers in the textile, apparel, and footwear … Learn More

People With Purpose Our world is constantly changing. So it's reassuring to know that there are some things we can always trust to help us take the best possible care of ourselves and the ones we love. This trust inspires … 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 China


Our Crown Beers and Charminar breweries are located in the Sangareddy district in the state of Telangana, India. The area has faced lower than average precipitation and recent droughts and regularly faces high rainfall variability and substantial runoff. Working with … Learn More

Ecolab's manufacturing plant in Taicang, China, is the first site in the world to be independently certified under the Alliance for Water Stewardship's global standard for water stewardship. Learn More

Electrolux is working close with its OEM/ODM suppliers, and has carried out a risk assessment based on WWFs water risk tool. The suppliers are tracking water by source on a monthly base, and data is sent to Electrolux on a … Learn More

Goal of this project activity is the installation of a biogas-capturing device and a biogas based electricity generation system in the existing wastewater treatment system at the beer brewery of Guangzhou Zhujiang Brewery Co. Ltd. The beer brewing process causes … Learn More

Independent energy supply for rural householdsThe rural areas in Sichuan Province are among the least developed in China. The Sichuan Household Biogas Programme of Activities (PoA) provides up to one million low-income households with biogas plants and efficient biogas stoves … Learn More

Through the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB), CI works in partnership with leaders in key industries to: reduce companies’ ecological footprint, harness the power of supply chains to drive the widespread adoption of good practices, invest strategically in … Learn More

Ecolab supported the development and publication of the groundbreaking China Urban Water Blueprintreport, which analyzed the state of water in China�s 30 largest and fastest growing cities which informedTNC China�s decision to start two new water funds. The report offers … Learn More

Located in northern China in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, the project utilises a well-suited location to harness solar power. The project includes the installation of approximately 168,000 solar cell modules. The total installed capacity is 40.3 MW and it provides … Learn More

The Clean and Conserve Education Program is designed to help children ages four and older learn about water conservation and healthy hygiene practices through school and community educators, or on their own. The program has five educational components, divided by … Learn More

As part of Ecolab�s global philanthropic program, Solutions for Life, Ecolab and the Project WET Foundation co-created the Clean and Conserve Education Program. Since launching the partnership in2014, this free curriculum has reached more than 7.47 million individuals in 88 … Learn More

The Clean and Efficient Cooking and Heating Project is a fuel-switching and efficiency project operating in Shanxi, Hubei and Guizhou Provinces. The Project reduces greenhouse gases by selling different kinds of improved stoves that use excess agriculture residues (a 100% … Learn More

Burberry has implemented a programme working closely with the Natural Resource Defense Council's Clean By Design programme to reduce water and energy consumption at key supply chain partner facilities.This programme assesses site level water and energy efficiency and identifies opportunities … Learn More

Unilever has committed to donating sanitizer, soap, bleach and food worth €100 million to those in need. Half of the donations will go to the World Economic Forum’s COVID Action Platform in support of global health organizations. The other half … Learn More

Most of the electricity in China comes from coal power, which accounted for 66% of the electricity generation mix in 2016. Decarbonising electricity generation around the world is a key step in tackling climate change. The Dachunhe Sanji hydro project … Learn More

This project implements water stewardship practices, particularly water savings (by reducing demand) and nature-based solutions that will increase the water supply to the basin. Learn More

This project implements water stewardship practices, particularly water savings (by reducing demand) and nature-based solutions that will increase the water supply to the basin. Learn More

In 2013, Stora Enso Oyj and Kemira Oyj launched a joint project in the Guangxi Province of China called “Water stewardship - shared value creation”. The objective of the project is to promote responsible water management and community engagement. The … Learn More

Much of the rainforest in Haiti has been cut down over the last 50 years. HereÕs how our project is restoring the forest by empowering local communities. Our agronomist visits villages requesting reforestation and presents the importance of trees/forest to … Learn More

Ï¿½Heqing Solar Cooker Project� is located on the rural area of Zhangye, Gansu province in northwestern China. The project has installed 49,000 solar cookers for the rural residents.Coal is overwhelmingly the main energy source for rural residents in this region … Learn More

As part of our global program for direct suppliers, we ensure that compliance with wastewater standards is enforced and work in improving efficiency in water intense processes such as denim production. We also screen our suppliers against publicly available data … Learn More

Another collaborative effort is taking place across Latin America, through a public-private partnership between PepsiCo, the PepsiCo Foundation and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The PepsiCo Foundation and the IDB teamed up in 2014 to address the mismatch between water … Learn More

A plan of action was made to help reduce the water usage and create more awareness among the students about the importance of clean water and improved economic usage. Employees installed special valves at the 210 taps, repaired leaking water … Learn More

Inspiring governance and sustainable river management, this program is working across the Yangtze River basin. This project involves training local residents to use a scorecard to track environmental indicators over time. Additionally, the project is developing and distributing materials on … Learn More

In late FY19, we installed a hybrid cooling tower that combines evaporative and non-evaporative technology to reduce overall water demand. We observed the first significant water savings in early 2020 � a reduction of almost 50% water use per metric … Learn More

General Mills has supported TNC and Sustainable Conservation to develop resources such as the groundwater dependent ecosystem tool and the groundwater recharge assessment tool to assist development of groundwater sustainability plans. Through the California Water Action Collaborative, we share resources … Learn More

KAO has set a goal to improve the water usage efficiency in the entire Group by 40% by 2020. Due to high water supply risk in the future, the plant has continued to reduce risks that may hinder business growth … Learn More

Forests provide much of the world’s most biodiverse habitat on land, making their protection a priority for maintaining biodiversity. They also provide flood control and water regulation benefits. In 2011, we launched a new environmental initiative with funding to help … Learn More

The Jilin Zhenlai Mali Project is a Wind Farm located in the Jilin Province, Northeastern China. It generates renewable electricity using wind power resources and sells this generated output to the Northeast China Power Grid. The project consists of 33 … Learn More

In partnership with Lisu communities, this project is helping replant traditional Chinese herbal plants and developing agroforestry gardens in order to preserve China's natural and cultural heritage that is traditional Medicine as well as restoring the ecosystems upon which these … Learn More

The “Longmen” pilot project includes a total of 10 hectares of green mandarin and alternate crops. The project aims to restore 43 hectares of the secondary forest while setting up a water training school for wastewater and drinking water management. Learn More

Ford is continuing to develop a risk management strategy that includes information from internal databases, including the supplier site location, and externally available data regarding water scarcity, pollution control, among others. Our primary response to this risk is that we … Learn More

"To help the textile industry develop clothing that doesn�t emit microplastics, we�re part of the MinShed project led by the Swedish research group RISE." MinShed: The goal is to create knowledge and guidelines that will help the textile industry to … Learn More

The Nanyang Solar Project improves the indoor hygiene and living conditions of 50,000 rural households in one of the poorest regions in China. By replacing traditional coal-fired cooking stoves with clean solar cookers, an annual 93,962 tonnes of CO2 emissions … Learn More

In the state of Hidalgo, one of Mexico’s most arid regions where for water, indigenous communities there rely primarily on small springs, which are often polluted, and in some cases villagers have to walk nearly two hours to reach them. … Learn More

Building on over a decade of focus on operational water efficiency, P&amp;G is now working towards a holistic water stewardship strategy throughout its value chain. An evaluation of water risks across the life cycle of its products helped P&amp;G select … Learn More

The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) is a group of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies who share a vision of better, social, environmental and economic outcomes in the communities where we buy. We believe that collectively PSCI members can share knowledge … 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

WWF has a water stewardship team in Shanghai that focuses on the Yangtze. Through our work with WWF, we know that significant collective action is underway in the basin. The largest threats include pollution, 105 large dams planned or under … Learn More

OBJECTIVES The Qinglong project aims at planting fruit trees (apple, pear, chestnut, walnut...) using agroforestry techniques to enrich soils, prevent further erosion and ensure optimized conditions for fruit production. Farmers are trained on fruit production, organic farming and sales development … Learn More

In FY17, we continued to build on the successful project to recycle wastewater from the perfumery spray dryers at our Shanghai site, one of our higher water-stressed locations. An additional tank was added at the site and is dedicated to … Learn More

We are working to integrate more sustainable materials, which are less vulnerable to climate and other environmental impacts, into our product design and sourcing practices. We are also working to use more sustainable fabrics and raw materials (such as Gap … Learn More

In 2017 the water price increased by 1.1 RMB/m3 (before: 3.64 RMB/m3, now: 4.74 RMB/m3). While the water price increased, we worked on several water reducing countermeasures at the site. After the ramp up phase ended in 2015 the water … Learn More

The first project began two years ago at a 2.5-acre temple pond, Gangai Amman Koil Kulam in Injambakkam. Together with Hand in Hand India, we cleared the pondÕs bed, strengthened the bund, and built fences and plantations around the water … Learn More

We use recycled water at the washing process. Cleaning is done in multiple stages, and the amount of drainage from the final process is high. This water is reused and so-called cascade cleaning is carried out. Project Results Water reuse Learn More

We have worked to align public policy positions with water stewardship goals and through the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard, we have initiated additional deep-dive analysis of challenges and opportunities as well as shared risk in the basin. We are … Learn More

We have worked to align public policy positions with water stewardship goals and through the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard, we have initiated additional deep-dive analysis of challenges and opportunities as well as shared risk in the basin. We are … Learn More

Less coal, more comfortIn China, it is almost certain: the further away from the booming cities in the East, the poorer and the poorer life gets. In rural Xichuan in the province of Henan, conditions are very simple. Over three … Learn More

It is estimated that one in five people are employed in global supply chains. Corporations have the potential to play an influential role in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, “ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for … Learn More

From 2013 to 2014 Duratex developed the Evaluation of the Sustainability Index of Hydrographic Basins. This study was aimed at assessing the situation of the catchment basins where Duratex industrial units are located, considering aspects related to water, the economy, … Learn More

Consumer insights help us understand people�s needs and olfactive preferences. Building on the Shared Senses methodology we developed with Archipel & Co to study lowincome consumer preferences, we are now conducting a new study, funded by the Bill & Melinda … Learn More

This project is one of the 11 projects selected for implementation under Batch 5 of the Village Water Management (VWM) programme in China. The VWM programme for China was initiated in 2012 with 2 batches of clean water projects to … Learn More

In 2016 the Chinese Volkswagen sites had their “Year of Water” during which several workshops were held to implement measures reducing the water demand.The following activities executed:• analysis of the existing water consumption data on shop floor or sub-shop floor … Learn More

The plant currently reuses approx. 26,000m3 of water per year for Lime milk preparation, from backwash of demineralization Reverse Osmosis process and intermittent volumes of effluent water from regeneration of resin beds cycles. The plant cooling cycle is equipped with … Learn More

To actively manage our potential risk from operating in areas of extreme water scarcity, Xylem proactively manages potential water-related risks at our facilities by equipping our facilities with Xylem technologies. We installed Xylem products such as Steady pumps, Lowara pumps, … Learn More

Through LightStay, every hotel in our portfolio is required to regularly report and monitor all sources of water use against an improvement goal. In addition to this, hotels are required to always have an active water-related sustainability improvement project registered. … Learn More

Building on the success of previous partnerships activities in China and Bangladesh, our work in Turkey focused on improving water management methods and policies in the B�y�k Menderes river basin. The river runs from central Turkey to the Aegean Sea … Learn More

Pfizer has completed initial assessments of antibiotic discharges at all our Pfizer-owned and operated manufacturing sites and at our antibiotics suppliers in China. While many of these assessments indicate good practices are being implemented, work to further characterize risk and … Learn More

Daiichi Sankyo is working on reducing water usage at its Yangtze River facility by utilizing recycled water. Project Results Reduced water use Learn More

Daiichi Sankyo is working on reducing water usage at its Yongding He facility by utilizing recycled water. Project Results Reduced water usage Learn More

Our partnership continues with C40, an organisation created and led by megacities working together to tackle climate change. As part of the City Advisory Group, we see our role as promoting the water agenda, particularly in terms of how cities … Learn More

Taihu Basin in China is a typical illustration of how water risk is shared among business, government and local communities. Hundreds of international and domestic brands are headquartered or source their products from the region, nearly 10,000 textile printing and … Learn More

The facility located in this basin will undergo Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (AWS) steps 1-3 by the year 2020. The AWS Standard steps 1-3 will enable each site in this basin to create a unique water stewardship plan that … Learn More

The facility located in this basin will undergo Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (AWS) steps 1-3 by the year 2020. The AWS Standard steps 1-3 will enable each site in this basin to create a unique water stewardship plan that … Learn More

The facility located in this basin will undergo Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (AWS) steps 1-3 by the year 2020. The AWS Standard steps 1-3 will enable each site in this basin to create a unique water stewardship plan that … Learn More

In 2017, Tommy Hilfiger, in collaboration with other apparel companies, conducted water training for suppliers focused on water awareness and measuring impacts. We trained the supply base in the basin on how they contribute to water issues, and the measures … Learn More

We are working as part of a business collective through the We Mean Business commitment (climate and water) as well as the NBI to drive partnership between business and government. We have developed a strong climate change response strategy and … Learn More

TCCC and WWF implemented a sustainable agriculture demonstration project and a wetland restoration project in the Guangyuan Nanhe National Wetland Park. The objective was to demonstrate that sustainable agriculture practices reduce runoff and pollutant loading from agricultural lands and to … Learn More

This pilot project between Coca-Cola and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) addresses the need for pollution mitigation as well as aquaculture development in Lake Wuliangsu. These two needs arise because wastewater from the City of Bayan Nur is discharged … 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

SUEZ's new wetland concept known as the Zone Libellule (literally meaning Dragonfly Zones) is at the forefront of wetland conservation and restoration. This nature-based solution developed by SUEZ strengthens the treatment capabilities of the natural environment through bio-based filtration. Beyond … Learn More


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