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South Africa Contextual Water Target Setting Pilots

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Partners: Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency (BGCMA)
CEO Water Mandate
Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation (DWS)
Eskom Holding SOC Pty Ltd
GreenCape
Hilton
IVRS Strategy Steering Committee
National Business Initiative (NBI)
Pacific Institute
Rand Water
Sasol
The Nature Conservancy
Unilever
Western Cape Government Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEDAP)
Woolworths Holdings (South Africa)
WWF
Countries: South Africa
Regions: Berg-Olifants, Orange, South Africa, Vaal
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Stakeholder Participation (SDG 6.b)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
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)
Project Tags:
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
Water-Related Vulnerability Assessments
Groundwater
Sanitation
Hygiene
Sustainable Withdrawals
Leaving No One Behind
Chemicals Management
Industrial Wastewater
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Benefits Provided: Water Quantity: Supply augmentation
Water Quantity: Demand reduction
Water Quality: Ambient water quality – includes surface water, groundwater, estuary, and ocean water;
Water Quality: Drinking water quality
Risk and Uncertainty: Water supply reliability
Risk and Uncertainty: Reputation
Risk and Uncertainty: System resilience - ability of infrastructure systems to withstand changing climate
Risk and Uncertainty: Regulatory compliance
Desired Partner: Business
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jul. 2018  »  Dec. 2019
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 64%

Project Overview

The CEO Water Mandate launched this collaboration to help companies set water stewardship targets to both address their business-related water challenges and build the resilience of the broader catchment. Crucially, the pilot project informs target-setting through a local lens: because each catchment faces a different set of challenges, companies must set targets that reflect the operating conditions at the catchment scale. Project partners interrogated local water chal...

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The CEO Water Mandate launched this collaboration to help companies set water stewardship targets to both address their business-related water challenges and build the resilience of the broader catchment. Crucially, the pilot project informs target-setting through a local lens: because each catchment faces a different set of challenges, companies must set targets that reflect the operating conditions at the catchment scale. Project partners interrogated local water challenges and risk at the basin and site levels. Next, each business identified their individual priority water challenges. These targets could be qualitative or quantitative, internal or external. The targets were guided by the ambition of each site and opportunities for collective action as well as the gap analysis between the current and desired end state for the basin.

In the Breede-Gouritz and Berg-Olifants water management areas, under which falls the Western Cape Water Supply System, the CEO Water Mandate has partnered with Woolworths and Hilton Hotel Group, with the assistance of GreenCape, TNC, WWF, Western Cape Government Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEDAP), the Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation (DWS), and the Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency (BGCMA). In the Upper Vaal region, the CEO Water Mandate has collaborated with Sasol, Unilever, with additional assistance from the National Business Initiative (NBI), the IVRS, Rand Water, and Eskom, to further this innovative initiative.

Project Results

By informing key stakeholders of crucial water risks, the basin study will allow these businesses to effectively prioritize water stewardship actions. Individual companies’ goals span a broad range, from operational cost savings and efficiency to business continuity and social license to operate. The CEO Water Mandate’s subsequent actions will include helping businesses to pursue shared water stewardship opportunities as well as document lessons learned from the project...

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By informing key stakeholders of crucial water risks, the basin study will allow these businesses to effectively prioritize water stewardship actions. Individual companies’ goals span a broad range, from operational cost savings and efficiency to business continuity and social license to operate. The CEO Water Mandate’s subsequent actions will include helping businesses to pursue shared water stewardship opportunities as well as document lessons learned from the project to inform future stewardship 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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