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OXIDATION PONDS Oxidation ponds were developed during times when the populations were not as great as we are experiencing today. Water quality requirements have been strictly increased for compliance for release. Today the water compliance is close to a class … Learn More

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global ambition, their implementation is carried out in communities. Project implementation often depends on robust engagement of municipalities. As one project strategy, consider engaging municipalities to help monitor and track implementation of … Learn More

Different sectors face different natural resource challenges—and have access to different natural resource opportunities. Depending on the challenges your partnership faces, consider tailoring your proposed actions to engage a specific sector. Learn More

Partnerships that span multiple actors and sectors will necessarily span a variety of organizational competencies. As the partnership determines its goals and structure, assess both the skills needed to achieve those goals and the skills of the existing partners. Ensure … Learn More

When approaching private sector audiences with a new potential partnership, frame key project outcomes in terms of the business case. For water stewardship projects, be sure to alert potential partners to the cost effectiveness or return on investment for implementing … Learn More

Where possible, work with existing industry associations groups to engage a greater number of partners while benefiting from existing trust, relationships, and networks. Industry groups may include companies who are already highly engaged on water issues. Additionally, gaining the trust … Learn More

As natural resources challenges affect every facet of life, the most effective solutions are often large-scale and structural: national policies, watershed management programs, industry-wide commitments. However, a fledgling partnership must begin with a manageable goal to gain confidence, concrete results … Learn More

In some contexts, natural resources-related policies exist but are not implemented. When advocating for water policy reform, an important first step is to support implementation of any existing policies. Engage private sector actors to identify why policies or incentives are … Learn More

In some partnerships, a core partner may serve as a connector who matches interested parties to collaborate on different projects, such as by identifying alignment between companies’ natural resources-related goals and environmental projects managed by NGOs and municipalities. In this … Learn More

As a new partnership works to identify its goals, consider uniting specialist knowledge with corporate support to create an “innovations lab” that can generate proposals for pilot projects. The “innovations lab” concept is a way to generate pilot proposals that … Learn More