The NBI’s water programme focuses on supporting thought leadership, capacity building and collective action in the water arena, in the following ways:
- Through our work on water pricing, the CDP Water programme and the hosting of public dialogues we aim to identify key issues, risks and opportunities in the water space
- Through our partnership with the CEO Water Mandate, WBCSD and via the NBI’s Thought Leadership Series, we aim to enhance the capacity of NBI members and the wider private sector to engage in effective water management and address water-related risks
- Through our water stewardship programme and emergent work on wastewater treatment, we aim to support collective action by business, civil society and government in tackling key water risks in South Africa
The NBI’s partners in the water space include the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), the CEO Water Mandate, WWF South Africa, WBCSD, the Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN), the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), the International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) and CDP.
Further detail on the key aspects of the NBI’s water programme are provided below.