CEO Water Mandate conferences, workshops, and other events bring the corporate water stewardship community together to collaborate on robust, inclusive, leading-edge solutions to global water challenges. Typically, the Mandate Secretariat convenes a large multi-stakeholder conference at Stockholm World Water Week ever year in late August or early September. The Mandate Secretariat also convenes smaller, regionally focused workshops, often as part of UN Global Compact Local Network meetings, to introduce water stewardship and spur action at a local level.

Who attends our events?

  • CEO Water Mandate endorsers
  • Other corporate water stewardship professionals
  • UN agencies
  • Public authorities
  • NGOs
  • International finance organizations
  • Water experts, scientists, and engineers

UPCOMING EVENTS

None at this time.

PAST EVENTS

Stockholm

2018 Annual Meeting


Stockholm, Sweden
August 26 – 31, 2018

Brazil Regional Meeting


Brasilia, Brazil
March 18 – 21 2018

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17th Working Conference


Stockholm, Sweden
August 27 – 31 2017

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16th Working Conference


Stockholm, Sweden
28 August – 1 September 2016

Topics

  • Human rights
  • Context Based Targets
  • Sanitation
  • Water and climate change
  • Sustainable Development Goals

 Resources

Presentations

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Towards a water secure economy for East Africa


Arusha, Tanzania
April 11 – 14, 2016

This landmark event is a catalyst for improved collaboration between business, government and civil society to improve water security across East Africa.  It will equip participants with a state-of-the art understanding of water stewardship, and of how its benefits can be harnessed by business, government and civil society alike.  It brings the world’s leading experts on water stewardship together with leaders, practitioners and policy makers to discuss how water can be better managed to secure inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

Please contact Robbie Sage (robbiesage@waterwitness.org) for more details.

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“Approaches to Corporate Water Stewardship” – Joint Convening for World Water Day


Washington, DC, USA
March 23, 2016

The Mandate and the Global Water Challenge (GWC) will hold a joint convening on March 23rd, 2016 in Washington, DC to discuss strategies and platforms that promote partnerships to tackle today’s water challenges. The multi-stakeholder session will explore some of the most successful corporate water stewardship strategies and how they may be aligned with U.S.-government-led approaches for increased water security around the world. It will build upon the World Water Day events held on March 22nd in Washington, DC and look to see where there may be opportunities for increased cooperation by all sectors. Space is limited for the event, to register, please send an email to Mai-Lan Ha (mlha@pacinst.org) with your name, organization/company, title, and email address.

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15th Working Conference


Stockholm, Sweden
23-25 August 2015

Topics

  • Human rights
  • Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines
  • Sanitation
  • Integrity in stewardship initiatives
  • Collective action in agricultural supply chains
  • Resources
  • Logistics
  • Session descriptions

Resources

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14th Working Conference


Stockholm, Sweden
1-3 September 2014

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13th Working Conference


Lima, Peru
8-10 April 2014

Topics

  • Water challenges in Peru
  • Collect action in watersheds
  • Human rights
  • Supply chain engagement
  • Collective action in agricultural
  • Harmonizing disclosure

Resources

Presentations

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12th Working Conference


Stockholm and New York City
4-19 September 2013

Topics

  • Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda
  • Keynote from Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson
  • Core focus areas

Resources

Stockholm Presentations

New York City Presentations

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11th Working Conference


Mumbai, India
4-7 March 2013

Topics

  • Stewardship in the Post-2015 World
  • Core focus areas
  • Terminology

Resources

Presentations

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10th Working Conference


Stockholm, Sweden
27-30 August 2012

Topics

  • Water Action Hub
  • Guide to Collective Action
  • Societal expectations regarding human rights
  • Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines

Resources

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9th Working Conference


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
15-17 June 2012

Topics
  • Water Action Hub
  • Corporate Water disclosure Guidelines
  • Guidance on human right to water and sanitation
Resources
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7th Working Conference


Copenhagen, Denmark
15-17 May 2011

Topics

  • Corporate water risk and disclosure
  • Public policy and collective action
  • Water and human rights
  • Energy-water nexus

Resources

Presentations

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6th Working Conference


Cape Town, South Africa
15-17 November 2010

Topics

  • Responsible business engagement with public policy
  • Water and human rights
  • Disclosure

Resources

Presentations

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5th Working Conference


New York City, USA
14-15 April 2010

Topics

  • Responsible business engagement with public policy
  • Water and human rights
  • Disclosure

Resources

Presentations

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4th Working Conference


Stockholm, Sweden
16-18 August 2009

Topics

  • Responsible business engagement with public policy
  • Water and human rights
  • Disclosure
  • Public information session

Resources

Presentations

  • Gavin Power, Head, CEO Water Mandate
  • Jason Morrison, Program Director, Pacific Institute
  • Robert Greenwood, Meeting Facilitator, Ross & Associates
  • Andy Wales, Group Head of Sustainable Development, SABMiller
  • Dan Bena, Director of Sustainability, Health, Safety, and Environment, PepsiCo
  • Thorsten Kiefer, Senior Legal Officer, Bread for the World
  • Water Issues Research
    • Carl Ganter, Director, Circle of Blue
    • Rob Kerr, Vice President, GlobeScan
    • Peter Swinburn, Chief Executive Officer, Molson Coors Brewing Company
  • Sean Gilbert, Associate Director, Technical Development, Global Reporting Initiative
  • Martin Ginster, Environmental Advisor, Sasol
  • Guido Sonnemann, Program Officer for Innovation and Life Cycle Management Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch, UNEP
  • Impacts
    • Brian Richter, Co-Leader, Global Freshwater Team, The Nature Conservancy
    • Stuart Orr, Freshwater Manager, WWF International
  • Sylvain Lhôte, Director EU Affairs – Water for the World, Programme Manager, Borealis Polymers N.V.
  • Dr. Maite Martinez Aldaya, Researcher on Multidisciplinary Water Management, Twente Water Centre, University of Twente
  • Sébastien Humbert, Ecointesys and Project Leader, ISO Working Group on Water Footprinting
  • Calvert Statement on Human Rights and Water
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3rd Working Conference


Istanbul, Turkey
16-18 March 2009

Topics

  • Transparency Framework
  • Public information session
  • Core focus areas

Resources

Presentations

  • Gavin Power, Head, CEO Water Mandate
  • Herbert Oberhaensli, Head of Economics & International Relations, Nestle SA
  • Lisa Manley, Director of Environmental Communications, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Andries Meyer, Technology Manager: Water supply & utilisation, Sasol Technology Ltd
  • Dr. Huseyin Gundogdu, Directorate of State Hydraulic Works of Turkey (DSI)
  • Guy Pegram, Managing Director, Pegasys Strategy and Development Ltd. – Corporate Engagement with Public Policy: Mutual Gains of Managing Shared Water Risk
  • John Temple, Vitality Director, Home and Personal Care R&D, Unilever – Using Water Footprints to Help Steer Public-Private Partnerships
  • Nick Hepworth, Co-founder, Water Witness International
  • Meena Palaniappan, Director, International Water and Communities Initiative, Pacific Institute – Session Rapporteur
  • Salil Tripathi, Institute for Business and Human Rights – Presentation on the Discussion Paper on Business, Human Rights and Water
  • Nick Hepworth, Co-Founder, Water Witness International
  • Jason Morrison, Program Director, Pacific Institute
  • John Temple, Vitality Director, Home and Personal Care R&D, Unilever
  • Andries Meyer, Technology Manager: Water supply & utilisation, Sasol Technology Ltd
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2nd Working Conference


Stockholm, Sweden
21-22 August 2008

Topics

  • How to understand and address risks and impacts in supply chains
  • Transparency regarding water use and impacts

Resources

Presentations

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1st Working Conference


New York City, USA
5-6 March 2008

Topics

  • How to understand and address risks and impacts in supply chains
  • Transparency regarding water use and impacts

Resources