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22 Feb 12

Water Stewardship Initiative – Upscaling cooperation with the private sector and creating innovative partnerships

The “Water Stewardship Initiative” intends to scale up cooperation with the private sector. It will create innovative partnerships to mobilise bottom-up action between government, business and civil society for improved water (and land) management in developing countries. It recognizes that water is a shared resource and cannot be secured by one actor alone.

The “Water Stewardship Initiative” powerfully engages water and energy utilities and agricultural producers in understanding and addressing water risks. It fully implements the nexus-approach. This initiative was launched by state secretary Gudrun Kopp (BMZ) during the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference.

Announcer:

Gudrun Kopp, Secretary of State, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Lead Organisation:

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Partners:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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Related Resources

Draft Agenda

International Water Stewardship Standard

The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard (the Standard) is designed to be an international, ISEAL-compliant, standard that defines a set of water stewardship principles, criteria, and indicators for how water should be stewarded at a site and watershed level in a way that is environmentally, socially, and economically beneficial. The Standard is intended to provide water stewards with an approach for evaluating the existing processes and performances within their sites and watersheds, and ensuring that responsible water stewardship actions are in place to minimize negative impacts and maximize positive impacts. The first public consultation will be open to stakeholders until June 15th, 2012.

Further Reading

04 Dec 13

Although the public consultation period came to a close 1 Dec 2013, the Alliance for Water Stewardship reports it has received multiple requests for additional time. To allow for maximum participation in this critical consultation period, the feedback deadline has been extended to December 31st.

06 Jun 13

An interview with Nick Bonvoisin, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes.

11 Sep 14

ERANETMED, an EU initiative aiming at co-ordinating research activities, has pre-announced the first joint call for transnational research projects. The objective is to develop joint research and to enhance new innovative approaches and technologies in the Mediterranean region. Deadline is 31 Jan 2015.

NEXUS in the Media

29 Nov 12

The GSV Forum 2012 in New Delhi/India on 5 November 2012 brought together opinion leaders from South Asia and beyond to discuss the role business in society, nutrition, water and rural development. This video contains the session on “Water, energy, food security”.

11 Sep 14

The Guardian

For both water stewardship and circular models the business model is clear but words must become actions to prevent them living and dying as buzzwords

01 Jan 12

Centre for Research on Globalization

The global expansion of the biofuel industry – in which agricultural land and crops are used to produce fuel for transport vehicles rather than food for humans – is a major factor driving the dramatic escalation of food prices worldwide.

Partners

  • IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
  • WEF World Economic Forum
  • WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

Bonn2011 Nexus Conference – in the context of Bonn Perspectives

  • Bonn Perspectives

initiated by

  • BONN
  • BMZ

funded by

  • European Regional Development Fund EFRE
  • NRW Ministerin fr Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen
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