• 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


Water Action Hub 3.0 now online
Supported by GIZ’s IWaSP/NatuReS programme, a new online water stewardship knowledge sharing platform is now available for companies, organisations and other stewardship practitioners to tackle water risks more sustainably. Dubbed the Water Action Hub 3.0, this website is a vital digital resource for best practices and lessons learned in water stewardship, and was developed by the Pacific Institute, working under the CEO Water Mandate, which is a UN Global Compact Initiative. Water Action Hub 3.0 aims to catalogue and raise awareness of the vast network of water stewardship projects around the world. In doing so, it inspires action, helps share best practice and innovative ideas, and promotes collaboration among the many different organisations committed to addressing the world's many water challenges.
International Water Stewardship Programme Annual Report 2018/2019
Throughout the course of the programme, from 2013 to 2019, IWaSP partner countries included: Ethiopia, Grenada, Kenya, Pakistan, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. In these countries, the programme supported 38 partnerships and strategic cooperations, involving more than 180 public institutions, companies, associations and representative bodies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and numerous community representatives. As of the programme's end in March 2019, IWaSP and its partners have enabled water security for 2,722,179 direct beneficiaries, surpassing its goal of 1.25 million. Additionally, the programme also reached 10,134,960 indirect beneficiaries, surpassing its goal of 7.4 million.
Kilimanjaro, Home to a Great Example of Water Stewardship in Action. And the Highest Mountain in Africa.
Hannah Baleta from the Pacific Institute wrote an interesting article on our involvement in the Usa River in Tanzania, and the Sustainable Water Management in Usa River (SUWAMA) partnership we support there.

Upcoming Events

International Conference on Stewardship Based Solutions for Economic Growth

Organised by the International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP), this event will feature discussions and networking opportunities with many of the programme’s key partners from various project countries.

Water Risk and Stewardship Coaching
UN Global Network Germany, WWF Germany and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles will be hosting a coaching on water risks and water stewardship on Monday, 21 January 2019 at 10am  in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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.