Publication "THE HUMAN RIGHTS TO WATER AND SANITATION an annotated selection of international and regional law and mechanisms".
Working with UN-WATER organisations to advocate for the role of private operators and how they can support governments in achieving SDG targets
IFAD supported interventions typically include asset development (water mobilization, storage and distribution for agricultural uses by crops and livestock), together with the development of the related institutions (WUA, water boards, etc) and capacities (water management from plot to basin levels). They also include activities related to the possible restoration of natural resources needed (soil and water conservation, flood control, etc) and support to more inclusive local governance of the natural resources (watershed management committees, watershed development plans, etc). Interventions being implemented locally and based on local demand (expressed at design and/or implementation), interventions also include WASH activities.
IFAD gives pride of place to capacity- and asset-building for agricultural water poor rural people through the programmes it supports and its complementary policy engagement to enable them to realize their full potential. IFAD also engages with partners with expertise in other sectors, particularly health, education and water and sanitation to leverage impact on health and nutrition. IFAD interventions focus on addressing four main sources of environmental threat: resource degradation, pollution, loss of habitat and biodiversity, and natural hazards. In this vein, IFAD will pursue “multiple-benefit” approaches that simultaneously enhance biodiversity, increase agricultural productivity and lower greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector while contributing to poverty reduction.
BAFWAC: The Business Alliance for Water and Climate was formed in ahead of the COP21 Paris agreement with founding partners, CDP, WBCSD, and Suez. The Mandate currently serves as coordinator. Companies who are part of BAFWAC commit to 1) analyzing and sharing water related risks to implement collaborative response strategies 2) measure and report on water use data and 3) reduce impacts on water in their operations and throughout their value chain. BAFWAC is also building a community of best practice of tools and resources around three innovation areas: circular water management, climate resilient agriculture, and natural infrastructure.
UN DESA advises Member States/Governments on implementing the policies and programmes developed at UN conferences back in their home countries. It assists interested Governments in translating policy frameworks developed in UN conferences and summits into programmes at the country level and, through technical assistance, helps build national capacities.
Toolbox: Recognizing that companies of all sizes will need to be engaged in water stewardship in order to effectively tackle today’s water challenges, the Water Stewardship Toolbox collates and organizes information and resources for companies to easily find useful resources and information to help them along the “water stewardship journey.”