CEO Water Mandate

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Target 6.6: Protect and Restore Ecosystems

Overview

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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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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