Water Resilience Coalition

By Charlotte Owen-Burge | August 4, 2021

Initiative Overview: Launched in 2020, the WRC is a CEO-led, industry-driven initiative of the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate committed to accelerating progress against the global water crisis. WRC has a collective goal to positively impact over 100 water-stressed basins globally and to enable equitable access and sanitation to over 100 million people.

Benefits: This 20+ member action-oriented coalition helps companies prioritize water-stressed regions, find collective action opportunities, curate and facilitate meetings with potential partners, share best practices, quantify goals, and accelerate, scale and monitor positive impact in those basins.

Geographic coverage:  Africa: South Africa. Americas: Brazil, Mexico, USA. Asia Pacific: India.

Case Studies: The WRC is working in partnership with several organizations and mapping collective action opportunities for their members to engage within the basins they prioritize. Several of their members are already engaged with partners like The Nature Conservancy, Water.org, and WaterAid in WASH and nature based solutions (NBS) projects.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society and financial institutions.

How to join: Open to any company. Membership in both the UN Global Compact and the CEO Water Mandate (both free of charge) is required. Companies must also pledge to achieve, by 2050: i) net positive water impact ii) a water-resilient value chain iii) global outreach. There is an annual fee, based on company revenue. WRC recommends an initial commitment period of 3 years.

Website: www.ceowatermandate.org/resilience/

Contact Name / Email: André Villaça Ramalho / AVRamalho@pacinst.org