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Partners: CEO Water Mandate
Gap Inc.
Levi Strauss & Co.
Pacific Institute
PVH Corp
Countries: India
Regions: Cauvery River, India
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
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 Production (SDG 12.4)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Project Tags:
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
Stormwater Management and Flood Control
Safe, Affordable Water
Water-Related Vulnerability Assessments
Groundwater
Industrial Wastewater
Services Needed: Monitoring & evaluation
Stakeholder engagement & facilitation
Benefits Provided: Water Quality: Ambient water quality – includes surface water, groundwater, estuary, and ocean water;
Risk and Uncertainty: Water supply reliability
People and Community: Community resilience (including access to basic needs, social networks, healthy food)
Desired Partners: Business
Business Association
NGO / Civil Society
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Nov. 2017  »  Ongoing
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Project Overview

Businesses for Water Security in the Noyyal-Bhavani is a collaboration among the CEO Water Mandate and several apparel sector Mandate-Endorsing companies to advance apparel sector leadership in water stewardship. Apparel sector companies leading in sustainability have already made considerable progress on operational water efficiency across their value chain, and the next step on the water stewardship progression is establishing partnerships within river basins to colle...

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Businesses for Water Security in the Noyyal-Bhavani is a collaboration among the CEO Water Mandate and several apparel sector Mandate-Endorsing companies to advance apparel sector leadership in water stewardship. Apparel sector companies leading in sustainability have already made considerable progress on operational water efficiency across their value chain, and the next step on the water stewardship progression is establishing partnerships within river basins to collectively advance sustainable water management. The Mandate is working with Levi Strauss & Co, Gap Inc., PVH Corp, and other organizations to establish a place-based collective action project around water stewardship in two river subbasins where the brands operate with increasing business water risk, the Noyyal and the Bhavani. The initiative will enable scaled impact on water security in the region and will build off of existing work by basin stakeholders.

Project Results

This innovative initiative features collective action by the private sector on water stewardship in the Noyyal and Bhavani subbasin; the collaboration of several companies, NGOs, and other stakeholders to reduce water risk within apparel supply chains and increase basin water security is an innovative and pioneering aspect of the water stewardship progression. Outputs from the project so far include a collection of apparel-specific water stewardship resources and projec...

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This innovative initiative features collective action by the private sector on water stewardship in the Noyyal and Bhavani subbasin; the collaboration of several companies, NGOs, and other stakeholders to reduce water risk within apparel supply chains and increase basin water security is an innovative and pioneering aspect of the water stewardship progression. Outputs from the project so far include a collection of apparel-specific water stewardship resources and projects uploaded to the Water Stewardship Toolbox and Water Action Hub, a Noyyal-Bhavani basin water challenges assessment, and an apparel factory and mill facility water management assessment. Potential subsequent activities include assisting apparel facilities in setting contextual water targets and pursuing shared water stewardship opportunities as well as documenting lessons learned from the project to inform future water target setting work. Companies interested in water stewardship in this region or more broadly can contact the CEO Water Mandate to learn more.

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