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Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)

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Total Organizations: 283
Total Projects: 252
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SDG Overview

SDG Target: By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity

Context: Increased water efficiency is a way of easing water demand pressure/water user conflict by more effectively utilizing every unit of existing supply. Efficient water use can lead to the overall reduction of total water consumption, to greater economic productivity, or other benefits (e.g., households served, crop yield, or revenue) per unit of water.

Developing, adopting, and/or disseminating innovative technologies (e.g., water-efficient industrial processes, cooling systems, drip irrigation, commercial/residential fixtures and appliances), encouraging changes in management practices and behavior that lead to increase efficiency (e.g., leak monitoring, drought-tolerant landscaping, etc.), reducing losses/leaks within the water system, advancing commercial incentives that promote water efficiency, or collecting and sharing data on water use that can inform organizations’ and people’s water use decisions.

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Organizations in Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)


The Pacific Institute envisions a world in which society, the economy, and the environment have the water they need to thrive now and in the future. In pursuit of this vision, the Institute creates and advances solutions to the world’s ... 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

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 ... 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

We are becoming more efficient in our water use by reducing the amount we use per liter of product, even as we increase our production volume. We are recycling wastewater, sometimes returning it cleaner than we found it, and we ... Learn More

The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is a partnership of some of the world’s leaders in sustainable water resource management, bringing together businesses, multilateral agencies, governments, civil society and communities to drive consensus-based actions on shared water risk. At the ... Learn More

Diageo's commitment to water stewardship is outlined in its Blueprint Water Framework. Designed to effect substantial, sustainable and measurable change, the Framework is based on three platforms: 1) Operations: we work to reduce our impact on water in our production ... Learn More

• Nestlé’s ambition is to enhance people’s lives through nutrition, health and wellness. We offer healthier and tastier food and beverage choices at all stages of life and at all times of the day. Based on science and Research and ... Learn More

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). With a portfolio of well over 200 beer brands, it is the leading global brewer, ... Learn More

Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2012 sales of $12 billion and 44,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain ... 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

Grupo Nutresa is the leading food processor company in Colombia, and one of the biggest food companies in Latinamerica. Its headquarters are located in Medellín, Colombia and it has direct operations along 14 countries, with sales up to 71 countries ... Learn More

Aviv is a full subsidiary of Olam International Limited. For Olam, Water has been identified as one of the 7 Focus Area because the world’s demand for freshwater supplies has risen dramatically in recent decades, in parallel with population growth ... Learn More

Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. We bring unique capital market solutions to many water-related challenges. We are changing the way that businesses and utilities manage water, and the way that investors consider water risk in their ... Learn More

Initiative: Eau is an American non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to increase the safety and quality of drinking water services in developing urban areas. We currently conduct programming in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Nigeria, with our headquarters in Cambridge, ... 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

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

BEF and has worked over the last decade to scope, develop, support, and design dozens of environmental water programs and projects across the Western U.S. The organization has been instrumental in building an NGO-led environmental water stewardship movement around Western ... Learn More

Water is a key part of every stage of our business, from the barley field to the bottling line. The availability of qualityclean, fresh water is critical not only to MillerCoors, but also to the communities we serve. where we ... Learn More

Veolia Water North America (VWNA) is a water systems service provider and has municipal and private sector customers in the area surrounding the Colorado River Basin. We are also committed to sustainable management of the water resource (www.growingblue.com). Based in ... Learn More

Water Shortages and Other Issues in Yemen & the MENA Region Aim Starting with Yemen and the MENA region, 3G4CSI strives to: (1) Make electricity, drinking water and sanitation available to everyone in Yemen, the MENA region and everywhere else ... Learn More

NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, USA, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, ... Learn More

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. It is the world's largest independent conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in ... Learn More

Through genuine stakeholder engagement, Future 500 aligns the power of the private sector with the purpose of its most critical stakeholders. We work toward a world that realizes sustainable economic growth by addressing social and environmental externalities with market-based solutions. ... Learn More

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

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

SABMiller is one of the world’s largest brewers, with more than 200 beer brands and some 70,000 employees in over 75 countries. We are also one of the world’s largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products. We’ve become a global leader by ... Learn More

The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient (Hypoxia) Task Force consists of 5 federal agencies, 12 states and the tribes within the Mississippi/ Atchafalaya River Basin (MARB). The Task Force was established in 1997 to reduce and control hypoxia in ... Learn More

The IWSD aims to assist in the achievement of sustainable development of water resources and waste management, environmental integrity, poverty reduction and gender equity through the provision of, and support to, development agencies in Zimbabwe and the Africa region. In ... Learn More

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) was established as a separate state agency by the Legislature in 2005. Major responsibilities include advocacy for Indiana agriculture at the local, state and federal level, managing soil conservation programs, promoting economic development ... Learn More

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

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

The European Water Partnership (EWP) is an independent value based non-profit organization structured as an open and inclusive member association. The EWP harnesses European capacity, helps to coordinate initiatives and activities in international water issues and undertakes worldwide promotion of ... 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

The Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) is a Kenyan State Corporation created as a part of the reform of the Kenyan water sector. It has been mandated by the Water Act 2002 to finance the poor and underserved communities in ... 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

Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) is an independent organization based out of New Delhi, India. CRB was incubated by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) over 3 years period (2010-2013) as part of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and ... Learn More

CESPAD is a Kenyan NGO whose mission is to narrow the gap in accessing opportunities so that all people can enjoy a better life in a transformed society by stopping the degradation of the planet's environment and to build a ... Learn More

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is a non-profit environmental policy, advocacy, and law organization. Founded in 1967, EDF is guided by science and economics to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. With offices across the United States and ... Learn More

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (http://ceew.in/) is an independent, not-for-profit policy research institution. CEEW addresses pressing global challenges through an integrated and internationally focused approach. It does so through high quality research, partnerships with public and private institutions, ... 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

Application of IoT on Hydro-Geophysics in conjunction with Water Divining in Study/Exploration of Water Resources, their Exploitation & Management. It is the combination of Remote Sensing, Big Data Resources Processing, Instrumentation, Real-time Data Collection from a larger or regional network ... Learn More

The main focus of the Hippo Roller is the manufacturing and distribution of Hippo Water Rollers both locally and internationally with support from Corporate Social Investment, Governments, NGOs and other organisations and individuals. Hippo Roller seeks to partner with many ... Learn More

We are a hydropower production company that operates and maintains the Nalubaale Power Station(180MW) and Kiira Power Station(200MW) in Jinja and Buikwe districts respectively. Both power stations are located along River Nile (The Longest River in Africa) in the Victoria ... Learn More

The North Central Region Water Network is a 12-state collaboration designed to enhance connectivity across regional and state water projects, develop and carry out integrated outreach and education efforts, and coordinate projects with measurable short and long-term environmental and social ... 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

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

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

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

Projects in Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)


Yemen has limited water resources. Hence, the protection of these resources from misuses and providing alternative resources have to be a high priority for the country’s national water strategy and to the international community. Water scarcity collides with rapid population ... Learn More

Currently, California is in the midst of a drought of historic proportions, with severe impacts on ecosystems, communities, farms, and businesses. Connect the Drops is a business-led campaign, elevating the voice of California businesses in favor of resilient water supply ... Learn More

Spain is the second largest producer of strawberries worldwide, and about seventy percent of Spanish strawberries are grown in the Doñana region. Unfortunately, the recent growth of strawberry production in this province has put a great strain on the quantity ... Learn More

NAWA Drinking Waterv Recovery is a WASH project aiming to provide safe drinking water solutions for developing countries. We offer cost-effective sustainable implementation of NAQWA nano drinking water recoverers. Our product NAQWA SPRING Drinking Water Recover (NAQWA SWR, www.naqwa.com ) ... Learn More

Emergency water distribution in dire needed Somali Community Large-scale disasters often disrupt water supplies, especially in the world's most vulnerable and conflict-ridden communities where resources are already strained or scarce. Strong storms and flooding can contaminate local water sources, increasing ... Learn More

The Maidenhead to Teddington Catchment Partnership is a focussed group of local stakeholders who are working together through a Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) to improve the Lower Thames Catchment and tributaries and bring direct on-the-ground benefit to people and wildlife ... Learn More

Every Drop Matters (EDM) is a unique partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Coca-Cola Company, which works across Europe and the CIS, the Arab States and Asia. Since they joined forces in 2006, the partners have ... Learn More

In 2010, Ambev, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Brazilian business unit, launched the CYAN Movement – a three-year water stewardship project designed to protect threatened watersheds in Brazil. The centerpiece of this project is a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund to advance ... Learn More

River transport is ecological, cheap, and safe. The total external costs generated by river shipping is estimated 7 times lower than in the case of car transport. Unfortunately, the inland waterways transport has represented as little as 0.6 to 0.7% ... Learn More

Design, source and facilitate a planned town scale potable and waste water treatment plan that meets the UNEP CSPAW standards. A first in Belize and Caribbean. Learn More

MillerCoors is a primary sponsor of the Water As A Crop™ pilot project aimed at to implementing conservation practices on private lands along the Trinity River. The Trinity River watershed supplies 40 percent of water used in the state of ... Learn More

Keurig Green Mountain funds this program, called "Blue Harvest," to restore and manage water resources in coffee-producing areas of Central America. Blue Harvest is a three-year program coordinated by Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The premise of this program is that, ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Starbucks and Conservation International began an assessment of the water component of the Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices program in 2008, focused on 2 stages in the coffee value chain: cultivating, growing and harvesting coffee using methods that avoid ... Learn More

The Baroro River Watershed is 19,063 hectares and is the main source of water for both irrigation and domestic consumption in several municipalities. To sustain its productive capacity in providing water and other land services, as well as to prevent ... Learn More

CPWF (challenge programme for water and food) is an international, multi-institutional research initiative with a strong emphasis on north-south and south-south partnerships. The initiative brings together research scientists, development specialists, and river basin communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America ... 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

In 2010, FIAP became partner of Singularity University to create the Call to Innovation - a contest that awards the best idea of technology in order to solve mankind's greatest challenges, addressing, at least, 1 million people. Singularity University, regarding ... 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

The Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund (FAMM) was established by a multi-stakeholder consortium in September 2013. The main objective of FAMM is to preserve the watershed of the San Juan River, which supplies more than 60% of the water used and ... Learn More

H2Odata.city.fada is a water infrastructure sustainability project to improve local water infrastructure monitoring and maintenance capacity through the training and responsibilization of water infrastructure maintenance entities in the City of Fada N'gourma. Through the smart use of water data, the ... Learn More

Creation of a platform of communication (committee) where stakeholders share their monitoring data, information, concerns and brainstorm together on developing action plans for a more efficient and sustainable water resources management of the Upper Ruvuma River and its tributaries (significant ... 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

Magnitude of Risks and Vulnerability are deep rooted in this project areas. The underlying causes of poverty are enhanced risks, vulnerability and reduced sustainable livelihood promotion interventions beyond natural hazards. The urgent need for reduction of risks and vulnerability at ... Learn More

The WaterBee Smart Irrigation Demonstration Action is the follow-on phase from the very successful FP7-SME-007-1 WaterBee “Research for SMEs” project (222440) that ended in September 2010, and very convincingly researched, developed & proved the concept of the WaterBee Prototype to ... 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

In 2011, the CEO Water Mandate and UNEP worked with Levi, Nike, H&amp;M, and Nautica on a collective action project intended to improve corporate water management among apparel companies in Cambodia and Vietnam.The project’s overarching goal was to improve water ... Learn More

Improving the livelihood of farming communities and sustaining the use of water resources in Syria, this project uses soil and water conservation techniques to help farmers in the mountainous regions of Syria. The construction of rainwater harvesting tanks and water ... Learn More

Water Planning with Local Governments in the SW of WA Learn More

This project will contribute to reducing poverty and enhancing food, health and nutritional security in the Limpopo River Basin by analysing the status of agricultural water use, access and productivity, and identifying opportunities for improved agricultural water management. Learn More

Working with communities along the Rio Conchos, one of the primary tributaries of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo, this project provides training in soil and water conservation techniques, biodiversity conservation, development of community action plans, and distribution of educational materials comprising ... Learn More

California Farm Water Success Stories series, document how agricultural water stewardship practices are at work on-the-ground, at the farm and irrigation district level. Ten short video interviews offer first-person insights from these innovative water managers. In addition to the success ... Learn More

Banco do Brasil and its partners are piloting and encouraging agricultural practices that conserve water, increase vegetation cover, and restore degraded natural resources, further catalyzed by specialized financial products and services that incentive sustainable resource management. Learn More

Installing rainwater harvesting structures across India to reduce water scarcity, this program works to combat depleting groundwater levels with simple and effective solutions. Rainwater harvesting is the process of collecting and storing rainwater and preventing its runoff, evaporation and seepage ... Learn More

PaCT is a partnership between textile wet processing factories in Bangladesh, international apparel buyers (C&A, H&M, Inditex, G-Star, KappAhl, Lindex, Primark, and Tesco), wet processing technology suppliers, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dhaka), the International Finance Corporation ... Learn More

The project goal is to address the problem of limited access to water experienced by the communities in and around the Giam Siak Kecil Biosphere Reserve in Sumatra. This problem will be addressed by developing a community-based water treatment system ... 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

With climate change altering the timing and volume of precipitation, climate-resilient urban landscapes and water supply strategies are critical – particularly for those who depend on imported water like Southern California. The Pacific Institute &amp; CEO Water Mandate are leading ... Learn More

Farming for the future is a Woolworths developed sustainable farming methodology that focuses on soil health, water efficiency and waste water management, amongst others. The program includes some farmers in the Orange-Senqu catchment, as well as in the Breede and ... Learn More

The Better Mill Initiative (BMI) aims to improve the sustainability performance of wet processing in the textile supply chain in China. The programme, initiated by Solidaridad and H&M, is a partnership between Solidaridad, brands and 60-75 textile wet processing mills ... Learn More

AT&T and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) developed tools and resources to help organizations build their own programs to reduce water and energy use in buildings. Learn More

Managing and revitalizing "Gajahwong" river conservation for sustainable water resource through multi-stakeholder collaboration program. The first mission is to develop water, health and food security in accordance with the local principle of "GREBEG AIR" that is focused to foster a ... Learn More

Our main slogan since we first published is "Independence is our source of power "..Since it was first published till now “Elmoustkbal newspaper” has taken this slogan “Independence is our source of power” to express the approach the editorial department ... Learn More

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