• In Ethiopia, the International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) aims to improve water security for 350,000 people, with a focus on the textile industry.
  • “Water is central to all of our planning: we need it for agriculture, energy, health.  Our common denominator is water,” said Engineer Mbogo Futakamba, Chairman of the National Multi-Sector Water Resources Forum in an interview. “We need partnerships: We want each stakeholder to start planning from the water resources point of view. At the end of the day, we will all have water if we are planning from the perspective of sharing the availability of the resource.”
  • “Networking, getting to know different stakeholders in the water sector, and seeing how communities and ordinary citizens are involved in decision making is what I will take back with me,” said Luciana Mkandara, Capacity and Impact Manager, Water Witness International based in Tanzania. “Learning how communities organise themselves can be very useful for other projects as well.”
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    IWaSP is an international water security programme which combines global best practices in water stewardship with local know-how. The innovative seven-year programme (2013-2019) facilitates partnerships between the public sector, the private sector and civil society.
  • Mlalakua River in Tanzania is cleared

News

Video: Mlalakua River Restoration Project (MRRP) in Tanzania
The Mlalakua River Restoration Project (MRRP) was a multi-stakeholder partnership that was initiated by GIZ’s International Water Stewardship Programme from 2013 to 2016. Two years after its close, MRRP stakeholders are still seeing benefits of the initiative and continue to improve their waste management practices. In this video, some of the main partners and key stakeholders in the project area share their thoughts on behaviour change, successes and challenges. How can good practices be up-scaled to other neighbourhood in Dar Es Salaam and Tanzania?
Annual Progress Report 2017: Executive Summary
In 2017, IWaSP was active in 29 partnerships spread out across nine countries: Ethiopia, Grenada, Kenya, Pakistan, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. IWaSP improves water security for people across the globe by helping governments, businesses and civil societies form partnerships with each other to manage common, water-related risks. The goal is to provide lasting benefits to all groups involved, along with the communities they belong to. By 2019, IWaSP aims to improve water security, thus facilitating economic growth and reducing poverty, for 1.2 million direct beneficiaries and 7.3 million indirect beneficiaries.
Video: Itawa Springs Protection Project
In Zambia, Itawa Springs is a significant source of fresh water for households and companies in the area. In this video learn how IWaSP is helping build long-lasting and effective partnerships between companies, officials and communities to ensure water is available for all stakeholders in the future.

Upcoming Events

30Aug
Stockholm World Water Week: Water Stewardship - Partnership and Financing Models for Scale

This event brings together several catalytic organizations and initiatives to discuss the power of partnerships in accelerating stewardship outcomes.

29Aug
Stockholm World Water Week - Water Stewardship Collaboration for the Textiles Sector

WWF, HSBC, GIZ and the CEO Water Mandate will be hosting a session on water stewardship and the textiles sector on Wednesday 29 August at 16.00 CET at World Water Week.

05Jun
Conference - Water Stewardship for Sustainable Hydropower, 5-8 June 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

Though less than one-third of Africa’s hydropower potential has been realised, today’s growing need for power is challenged by water scarcity, and must be managed sustainably.