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Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)

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Total Organizations: 247
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SDG Target: By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

Context: The degradation of aquatic ecosystems and natural resources within a catchment impacts biodiversity, hydrological flow, environmental water requirements, water quality, and the ability to use natural resources. Source water protection is often considered among the most cost-effective options to restore aquatic systems. Reducing water stress on the aquatic systems, protecting source water areas, evaluating land use development plans, supporting better forest management, rehabilitating affected ecosystems to boost biodiversity and water resources functioning, and implementing payment of ecosystem services to support upstream conservation.

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Organizations in Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)


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

Ag Innovations is founded on the power of collaboration. We imagine, design, and convene powerful collaboratives that quickly develop the vision, strategies, and implementation plan to drive change. We focus on the food system and the human and natural resources ... 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

2030 WRG is an innovative public-private platform for collaboration to mobilize stakeholders from the public and private sector, civil society, centers of academic expertise and financing institutions to engage in fact-based, analytical approaches and coalition building initiatives that help governments ... 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

HCC is a business group of global scale developing and building responsible infrastructure through next practices. With an engineering heritage of nearly 100 years, HCC has executed a majority of India's landmark infrastructure projects, having constructed 25% of India's Hydel ... 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

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

Formed in 1981 by the Governors of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, the purpose of the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) is to facilitate dialogue and cooperative action regarding water and related land resource issues in the basin. ... Learn More

Founded in the 1890s, Marshalls is the UK's leading supplier of hard landscaping products and has become synonymous with quality; supplying prestigious landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, whilst also caring for the environment and communities in which it operates. Marshalls ... 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

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

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

The Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was established in 1945, to serve the area of Benton County, IA. Benton SWCD is governed by five elected commissioners, each located in a different township within the district area. Benton ... 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

Water Stewardship Australia (WSA) is developing and promoting the concept of water stewardship in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. It was a founding member of the global Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS). WSA developed the world's first water stewardship ... 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

Uganda Rainwater Association (URWA) is a national membership non-governmental organisation (NGO) that was formed in 1999. URWA supports communities to improve their socio-economic situation through mobilisation, information, skills and experience sharing. Learn More

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) manufactures and distributes some of the most popular beverage brands in the world. The foundation of our business is the world’s most popular non-alcoholic ready-to-drink brand portfolio, which includes the world’s most recognized brand, Coca-Cola, alongside Diet ... 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

A research and advocacy charity working for equitable and sustainable water resource management. We work with all water users to support objective understanding of opportunities and barriers to progress, and to galvanise action based on reliable evidence, transperancy and accountability. Learn More

The Millennium Community Development Initiatives is a local Kenyan organization that is committed to promoting community learning and development by enhancing the capacity of community level institutions in sustainable natural resource management. MCDI makes the contents on national and international ... Learn More

Earth5R is a non-profit environmental organization. It's a social venture with a focus on addressing deep-rooted socio- environmental issue. A global network of volunteers spread across several countries and major cities of India fuel this movement. The Mission of Earth5R ... 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

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

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

The Centre for Advanced Research & 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

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

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

Thames21 is the voice for London’s waterways, working with communities to improve rivers and canals for people and wildlife. We engage thousands of volunteers of all ages and abilities every year to clean and green the capital’s wide network of ... 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

The US BCSD is an action oriented and member-led nonprofit business association that harnesses the power of collaborative projects, platforms and partnerships to develop, deploy and scale solutions to ecosystems, energy, materials and water challenges. 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

Projects in Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)


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

El rio Hato y el Rio de Oro son dos rios que irrigan el municipio de piedecuesta dando lugar a microcuencas (Rio Hato o Lato, Menzuly, diamante, suratoque, rio frio, otras) que actualmente se entran bajo amenaza de extincion por ... Learn More

Reliable water supplies are critical to industry, agriculture, cities and the natural environment. Because of these multiple dependencies within a region or watershed, water risks cannot be completely managed within individual facility footprints. Water users benefit from knowing how others ... 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

The Iowa Water Quality Initiative (WQI) began in 2013 by the Iowa Legislature to begin implementation efforts of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS). The Iowa WQI is taking a multi-faceted approach to deliver programming to advance the Iowa NRS ... Learn More

Bogota’s thirst for clean water has been growing for decades, in lock step with its population, now at more than 7 million. Most of Bogota’s water originates high above the city in Chingaza National Park. There, forests and Neotropical alpine ... Learn More

The status of “National River” for the Ganga, facilitated the constitution of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA), an empowered planning, financing, monitoring and coordinating body on February 20, 2009 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for cleaning of ... Learn More

WaterAid has been working in Timor-Leste since 2004. Currently, working with local NGO partners, WaterAid helps approximately 3360 people in 28 villages in Liquica and Manufahi districts. WaterAid partners with local organisations to bring safe water and sanitation to the ... Learn More

Preserving the Guarani Aquifer in Paraguay, this project aims to promote conservation of precious water resources. This project is expanding the knowledge of water as a natural resource and the current situation in Paraguay through training for community leaders, a ... Learn More

The objective of the water fund is to protect the water source for Bogota by investing in the source watershed. Activities include supporting additional national park rangers and helping people who live in the watershed switch to more sustainable livlihood ... 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

The Santurbán Páramo is located in northeastern Colombia in the departments of Santander and Norte de Santander covering an area of 150,000 ha. The Santurbán Páramo is considered one of the most emblematic páramos in Colombia and has critical value ... 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

The International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) seeks to initiate multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, the public sector and the civil society in order to formulate and implement measures to improve water security for all parties. The Naivasha Lake and ... 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

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

The New and Alamo Rivers acquire nutrients and heavy metals from sewage; nutrients, silt, selenium and pesticides from agricultural drainage. The concern is that the pollutants carried by the New River is increasing the degradation of the Salton Sea. In ... 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 present project is located in the district of Goubi, a farming zone (100% of the population) in the North of Togo. In this zone there are more than 4500 market gardeners, among which more than 2200 female growers. Market ... 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

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

Within the coming four years, Nazava aims to be the number one provider of household water filters for all Indonesians living below 7USD per day. In order to reach our goal Nazava will focus to further develop, motivate and improve ... Learn More

Sao Paulo city and its surroundings, harboring 20.1 million inhabitants, is the seventh largest metropolitan region in the world. This population and the related economy, which represents 19% of Brazil’s GDP, rely on three large water supply systems, Cantareira, Upper ... 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

The Benton/Tama Nutrient Reduction Demonstration Project is a 3-year project that runs from January 1, 2014-December 31, 2016. This project is largely funded by the Iowa Water Quality Initiative and is an effort to educate farmers about the Iowa Nutrient ... Learn More

The Rivers Trust, together with nine partners from Finland, Latvia, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovenia, Greece and Romania, has begun a 3-year project funded under the INTERREG IVC programme. TRAP – Territories of Rivers Action Plans – deals with the challenge of ... Learn More

Increasing demand for the maritime transport, which currently constitutes 80% of the world trade volume, gives Poland an opportunity for development, thanks to its favorable location at the Baltic Sea. The Baltic is one of the most heavily loaded sea ... Learn More

The Itawa springs and its supporting ecosystem is an important water resource supplying water for domestic and industrial purposes to the city of Ndola in the Copperbelt. In recent years, the physical integrity of the spring and surrounding riparian environment ... 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

The MWP’s mission is to work towards the social change required to improve wetland sustainability practices. Improved wise use of communal wetlands in rural tribal areas through raised awareness, increased capacity and competence, establishment of wetland governance structures, and implementation ... 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

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

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 Indiana Conservation Partnership is comprised of eight Indiana agencies and organizations who share a common goal of promoting conservation. To that end, the mission of the Indiana Conservation Partnership is to provide technical, financial and educational assistance needed to ... Learn More

The International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) seeks to initiate multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, the public sector and the civil society in order to formulate and implement measures to improve water security for all parties. A partnership with CocaCola ... Learn More

Cauca Valley is Colombia’s largest sugarcane producing region. Irrigation demands, combined with the needs of a growing population, of around 1.2 million living in five cities, have led to increased water scarcity in the region. As in many other Andean ... 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

The project will develop a market based catchment restoration scheme which will be based on a Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) model and aims to identify both delivery and funding mechanisms to lever private investment for catchment restoration. Learn More

The Medellín and Valle de Aburrá Water Fund is a long term financial mechanism with the objective of developing a conservation and sustainable natural resource use program for the basins that supply the reservoirs for Medellín and Valle de Aburrá. ... 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

The Quito Water Conservation Fund (Fondo para la Protección del Agua – FONAG) is an endowment fund that receives money from the government, public utilities, electric companies, private companies and non-government organizations. An independent financial institution manages and invests the ... Learn More

People, businesses and ecosystems across Tanzania need a good quality and reliable supply of water in order to thrive. This depends on water resources being well managed, balancing the needs of all users and preventing degradation and depletion of lakes, ... 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

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