The “Water and Business” event held during Rio Water Week discussed water challenges, public policy, existing solutions, and lack of basic WASH services.
We are delighted to release the Mandate’s summary report from the conference, highlighting the main themes and takeaways from Mandate sessions throughout Stockholm World Water Week 2018.
This year, the Global Compact Brazil Network and the CEO Water Mandate organized an event to bring together the Brazilian private sector, government, NGOs, and other organizations seeking to address water risks in Brazil to discuss water security challenges and solutions.
WRI and MIT have developed a proven method to crowdsource local data through businesses to develop a unique water management geodatabase, which is now being scaled. Pinpointing areas with strong or weak water management will allow governments, utilities, businesses and investors to more precisely channel resources to places with the most need.
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.