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Lessons, challenges and opportunities highlighted at global water stewardship forum






The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) held their first global forum in Edinburgh on 1 and 2 November. It was a fascinating couple of days highlighting the progress that has been made on water stewardship over the last ten years and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. What was clear is that the AWS […]

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Water Stewardship: the food and drink of good business






WWF-UK and M&S have just published a joint report providing practice tips on embedding water stewardship across a business, sharing learning gathered during our nine year partnership on water. We launched the report at a roundtable for food and drink retailers and brands, where we explored the opportunities for working together more collaboratively to address water […]

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Itezhi-tezhi Dam, water flowing out of retention basin© Sarah Black / WWF World Water Week

Water security at basin scale; the importance of power, politics and communication






With World Water Week taking place this week in Stockholm, I have been thinking back to the Water Security Short Course at the University of East Anglia (UEA) that I was lucky enough to attend recently. In this blog I share the key lessons I took away including the importance of setting our actions in the catchment context and […]

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The Wateraid Watert Stories exhibtion lit up at night © WaterAid/ Felix Swensson World Water Week

What role should business play in managing water risk?






Having been excited about the prospect of attending my first World Water Week in Stockholm for months, it didn’t disappoint! With the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Global Risk Report ranking ‘water crises’ as the number one risk to global sustainability, it was refreshing to hear leaders in the field be open about the challenges they […]

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Young boys fishing, Ganges, India © Michele Depraz / WWF-Canon

Public and private sector collaboration to advocate for sustainable water for all






2015 is set to be a crucial year for the future of the world’s freshwater sources. This September, the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) will be finalised and the outcome will determine how the world’s governments approach two of our most critical inter-related challenges: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and freshwater ecosystem conservation. Water – […]

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Freshwater Dam, Ceres, Western Cape © WWF-UK World Water Week

Water stewardship in agriculture takes centre stage






This week in Stockholm, water’s ‘great and the good’ are meeting to discuss its many challenges. As usual, policy makers, NGO’s and progressive businesses are here but excitingly, this year, farmers are getting a larger share of the debate – a critical development given 70% of all water use is in agriculture. One of the […]

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Soya Beans © WWF From the field

Hungry for change? Saving the Cerrado savannah, one bacon butty at a time…






I recently went to Brazil to visit the soya-growing region of the Cerrado – which is more closely connected to all of us than we might think… Like most people, I hadn’t heard of the vast tropical savannah area known as the Cerrado before. Located in the heart of Brazil and spanning an area the […]

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