Towards a water secure economy for East Africa
Water stewardship leadership forum and masterclass for business, government and civil society
At the MS TCDC Training Centre, Usa River, Arusha, Tanzania
Day 1: Water Stewardship Leadership Forum, Monday 11th April 2016
Days 2 & 3: Advanced AWS Training Program for practitioners, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th April 2016
Day 4: AWS Specialist Training Program, Thursday 14th April 2016
This landmark event is a catalyst for improved collaboration between business, government and civil society to improve water security across East Africa. It is aimed at senior managers, policy and decision makers, and practitioners, and will equip attendees with a state-of-the art understanding of private sector water stewardship and how its benefits can be harnessed by business, government and NGOs alike. It brings the world’s leading experts on water stewardship together with leaders and practitioners to discuss how water can be better managed to secure inclusive economic growth, and the role of stewardship in business strategy and operations.
Water risks shared by business, government and communities include resource depletion, pollution, drought, floods, water conflict and inadequate infrastructure, investment and governance. Water stewardship has emerged as the route which leading businesses are taking to mitigate these risks, and contribute to collective action to improve water management at municipal, basin or a national scale. Drawing on case studies from the region, the event will share practical examples of the value of stewardship, what it means in practice, and strategic insights and future opportunities for implementation.
The event will also introduce, and equip participants with training on the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard). The AWS Standard is the ISEAL compliant, globally consistent framework for implementing water stewardship, helping water users to understand water risks facing sites, supply chains, local communities and basins of operation, and how to effectively mitigate these. The Standard is designed to guide, recognise and reward business efforts to manage shared water challenges.
With support from: