Since 2014, the International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) has been present in South Africa. Over this time, several multi-stakeholder partnerships have been formed to tackle the complex water challenges the country faces.
First convened in November 2017, the Task Force has seen some of its earliest benefit in linking together business representatives and government officials based on an urgent need and a common vision. It is this deepening relationship that will get the Western Cape through the worst drought in at least 300 years.
The Action Platform officially launches today! Over the next three years, the Platform will advance the Mandate’s pioneering work on water stewardship. It will work with companies, UN entities, governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders to foster collective action, test water stewardship best practices, and mobilize business action.
The CEO Water Mandate Secretariat is happy to announce that on November 3rd, 2017 Sasol Inc. renewed their endorsement of the CEO Water Mandate.
For partnerships to be meaningful and come anywhere close to what we expect of them, we need to start with the end in mind.