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Corporate Engagement on WASH

Our 2017 research made the case for progressive action to lever meaningful corporate engagement towards delivery of SDG 6. We recommend that better integration of WASH into existing Standards and more specific guidance for companies could significantly improve water and sanitation services for the 1.5bn people worldwide who work in supply chains.

The work was commissioned by the WASH4WORK coalition of WaterAid, CEO Water Mandate, and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development.

Download the published report here.

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Risk Based Regulation Leadership Retreat

‘Risk-based regulation’’ helps Governments target limited resources to the biggest problems facing society. In response to a request for strategic guidance from the leadership of Tanzania’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation, in June 2018 we facilitated a four-day leadership retreat on risk-based regulation for 17 of Tanzania’s senior Water Resource Management professionals. The event was co-hosted with Shahidi wa Maji and the Environmental Compliance Institute with funding provided by GIZ and the Hewlett Foundation.


Practitioner to Practitioner - contributing to Scotland’s role as HydroNation

Water challenges facing Scotland and East Africa are different, but the laws and institutions used to address them have strong similarities. In February 2017, we facilitated a practitioner-to-practitioner (P2P) learning exchange between a senior civil servant from the Directorate of Water Resources, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Tanzania, and water resource managers at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

The visit was funded by the Scottish Government through our Fair Water Futures Programme.

What Our Stakeholders Say

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Water Witness stand out as one of the few organisations approaching water resources management from the bottom up. An understanding of local problems and incentives is needed to craft higher level policies and plans. I look forward to seeing how their work achieves impact at scale.
— Roger Calow, Head of Water Policy, ODI