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January 05, 2024
THE PRAGATI ACCELERATOR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA The state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) is a leading producer of a wide variety of crops, including food grains that make up almost 18 percent of India’s overall production (2019–2020). But most of the land is farmed by small and marginal farmers, who are particularly vulnerable to climate change. […]
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January 05, 2024
ANNUAL REPORT Welcome to the 2030 Water Resources Group Annual Report. The reporting period is 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023. Download the Executive Summary here Download PDF OUR VISION To enhance water security through public-private-civil society partnerships Governing Council Co-Chairs Paul Bulcke and Juergen Voegele reflect on the past year and their vision […]
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November 27, 2023
The award ceremony for the 1st Water Innovation Challenge Competition was held in Dhaka in May 2023. The Chief Guest, Md. Tazul Islam MP, Honorable Minister of LGRD & Cooperatives, and the Special Guest, Mr. Zunayed Ahmed Palak, Honorable State Minister of the ICT Division, were present to announce the results. A total of 200 […]
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November 10, 2023
The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) has been working extensively with stakeholders in India and Bangladesh to unlock private sector innovations and financing, accelerate implementation at scale, and align World Bank operations to achieve water security. In October 2023, the 2030 WRG team visited India and Bangladesh to review progress, share insights, and collaborate […]
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November 10, 2023
The Unnati Mango Project is an innovative partnership between the Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP), The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF), 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG), Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), Central Institute of Sub-tropical Horticulture (CISH), and sustainability financing partners. The project aims to enhance productivity and increase water efficiency of mango farmers in Uttar Pradesh […]
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October 12, 2023
Originally published at: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2023/10/why-water-security-is-our-most-urgent-challenge-today/ Growing populations mean more water is needed to produce food. | Image: Nana Kofi Acquah (Creative Commons) Water is central to our survival, economic growth and development. Yet we face a global water crisis that is outpacing efforts to address it. The 2030 Water Resources Group was set up to help tackle […]
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October 05, 2023
In a significant development toward water efficiency and security, NITI Aayog, the policy think-tank of the Indian government, recently proposed a wastewater trading mechanism. Notably, the proposal makes explicit reference to the Wastewater Reuse Certificates (WRCs) framework, originally conceptualized by the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG). The acknowledgement underlines the potential for collaborative efforts […]
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September 20, 2023
The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) is recruiting a Senior Water Resources Management Specialist to be based in Nairobi to work on an exciting 2030 WRG program in East Africa, in close collaboration with the World Bank’s operational program. See details below. To view the posting and apply: Go to the World Bank Careers […]
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September 15, 2023
By Manoj Kumar Singh, IAS, Saroj Kumar Jha   Uttar Pradesh (UP), India’s most populous state, leads the nation in terms of agricultural production, accounting for a quarter of the country’s total agricultural output, yet average farmer incomes are low because of smaller land holdings and lower levels of technology adoption. As the state with […]
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August 18, 2023
By Saroj Kumar Jha, Global Director, Water Global Practice   Solving the water crisis is central to our future on a livable planet. Whether it is too much, too little, or too polluted water, this triple threat, exacerbated by climate change, denies billions of people reliable access to safe water and sanitation.  It threatens economies, […]
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