Water Witness International – a fair water future
Water is our planet’s life-giving force. But the water needed to keep us healthy, to produce our food and energy, to support commerce and maintain ecosystems is too often threatened by poor management and short term decision-making which prioritises profits over people and the environment.
Water Witness International is a charity which works to improve the way that rivers, streams, lakes and aquifers in developing countries are managed. We carry out targeted research and advocacy to deepen understanding, share knowledge and ensure accountability to advance a fair, secure and sustainable water future for all.
Investigating, influencing and innovating for global water justice
We believe the answer to the world's water challenges lies in helping people to understand the essential role that water resource management plays in poverty reduction and economic growth.
By working constructively with both those who are most vulnerable and those who have most influence we help to identify and overcome barriers to water security - turning shared water risks into shared opportunities.
With social justice as our core principle, Water Witness works with an international network of partners and advisors to provide independent advice, to carry out investigations and develop innovative solutions to water resource problems.
Fair Water Futures Tanzania - Advocacy Outputs
Water Stewardship Masterclass: We co-hosted the first ever AWS training in Zambia and launched the Zambia Water Stewardship Award at an event in Lilongwe in January. 29 professionals were trained on the AWS standard and visited a live case study site. Feedback from participants was excellent, and we hope to see more investment in water stewardship as a result.
The event was co-hosted by the Alliance for Water Stewardship, Water Witness International, Action for Water, Fairy Bottling, and GIZ's International Water Stewardship Programme, with support from the UK, Scottish and German governments.
Click here for our report.
Water Stewardship Malawi goes live!: January 2018 saw the official launch of Water Stewardship Malawi at an event in Lilongwe, With a £200,000 grant from the Scottish Government’s Climate Justice Fund, the Initiative will support the implementation of the AWS Standard at selected sites, to deliver improved water security for vulnerable farmers, businesses and communities, and establish Malawi as a hub for sound water management in Africa.
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Media Prize: Water Witness International and its partners are giving out the ‘Habari za Maji’ prize for outstanding journalism for accountability in water management. Interested? Refer to links below for application process and other useful materials to make your submission:
- Habari za Maji Prize: Application process and terms & conditions
- Useful materials: Background information
- Useful materials: Case study bulletins
Latest Newsletter: Spills, Thrills & Bellyaches - February 2018