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Water and WASH problems in India are increasing due to the shrinking availability of water and the poor management of water resources. In India, 229 million people lack access to improved sanitation facilities and three-fourths of India’s rural households do not have piped, potable water and rely on sources that pose serious health risks. 21 major cities, including Delhi, would run out of groundwater by 2030. Tackling the impact of climate change and reducing the impact of Water Scarcity on organizations has become a key priority for all stakeholders. Companies need to know their water risk and water stewardship opportunities which strengthen Business.
As part of its #UnitingBusinesses initiative and the Water and WASH Workstream, the United Nations Global Compact Network India has launched a unique Best Practices Challenge on Water Management and WASH in India.
This initiative aims to identify successfully implemented innovative and sustainable best practices that have made a notable impact in promoting water conservation & WASH. The challenge will focus on company policies and best practices in response to the urgent need for accelerating emerging sustainability priorities around SDG - 6, which have gotten further accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Through this initiative, UN GCNI offers a platform for responsible businesses to showcase their Water Conservation & WASH best practices aligned with the SDGs and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.
Objective: To identify and felicitate India-based organizations that have made notable contributions with respect to the adoption and implementation of Innovative and Sustainable Water Conservation & WASH practices in their organizations and/or supply chains
Eligibility: Public and Private sector companies working towards promoting innovative and sustainable water management and WASH practices in India
Areas of Focus:
- Area 1: Programs implemented in Water Conservation & Waste Water Management E.g: Most efficient and effective technology for waste management.
- Area 2: Best solutions, including frugal solutions/technologies to most pressing water problems, in direct operations or supply chain, which can be implemented at scale.
- Area 3: Activities implemented to promote access to WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) infrastructure, e.g: access to toilets, safe drinking water, hygiene communication, and behaviour change
Registrations open till - September 20, 2022, Time: 10 pm
For more information and participation details, please email email@example.com
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Best Practices Challenge on Water Management and WASH in India
Day & Date :
Tue, 20th September, 2022