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 beyond aid
On Monday 29th October, we hosted a diverse audience of 68 public sector, private sector and NGO stakeholders in Edinburgh to discuss Scotland's role in driving climate resilient pro-poor growth in Africa through water stewardship. With speakers from CARE USA, the Alliance for Water Stewardship, WWI, Diageo, the Scottish Government, IIED, Royal Bank of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh, the discussion was rich and challenging, focusing on the role of business, trade and investment in taking water stewardship 'Beyond Aid'. The event was generously supported by the Scotland Malawi Partnership, the Scottish Government, Diageo and the International Water Stewardship Programme
Global Think-Shop on social accountability: We co-hosted a 3 day global gathering in March (27-29th) of 90 practitioners, researchers and policymakers from across the world to share lessons and insights, explore opportunities and plan for future collaboration to advance accountability for a water-secure future.
Click here for more info and the event 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.
Go to our latest news and events for an update from the team in Malawi and other info.
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