Sustaining the world's rivers, lakes and aquifers cannot depend on science, technology and engineering alone. Engaging and empowering water users and decision-makers in efforts to enhance water security is essential.
EARLY ENGAGEMENT, BETTER RESULTS?
Including government stakeholders early in a water security improvement process is often the difference between success and failure. In SWP's work in Tanzania, the input of these officials has helped shape a plan to jointly manage the Mara River Basin with Kenya.
While young women are the primary water collectors in many communities around the globe, they are often overlooked as potential water resource managers. Changing that dynamic promises to unlock a world of potential.
SAVE THE DATE
The Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) will co-host a panel discussion, "Hidden Forces: The Role of Water in Economic Prosperity," from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 30, at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. The session will explore the role of market-based solutions and private sector engagement in strengthening the management of water resources to meet the needs of communities, agriculture, industry and commerce, and ecosystem services. Learn more about the panel here or RSVP here.