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 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

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

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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

<p>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

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

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

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The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) promotes understanding of critical state and regional water management and policy issues through research, community outreach and public education. 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

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 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