Connecting Development Professionals.........
The UN CEO Water Mandate, with project partners, the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), Deloitte, and the German development agency GIZ (on behalf of BMZ) invites you to join the Water Action Hub (the “Hub”) before its beta-launch at this year’s Stockholm World Water Week on August 27th.
The Hub is an online platform designed to promote water-related collaboration among business and other stakeholders in river basins. It is believed that many water-related problems cannot be solved independently; rather collective action is necessary to bring about desired outcomes. Working collectively brings about mutual benefits to all parties involved such as shared ownership and joint responsibility, more informed decision making, and more durable and well informed actions and outcomes. Collective action can also support in overcoming shared risks with complex institutional causes and social, environmental, and economic consequences.
At the launch, the Hub will pilot three initial river basins, the Colorado (North America), the Wami-Ruvu (Tanzania), and the Orange-Senqu (Southern Africa). We believe your participation in this platform would enhance its effectiveness, but also that the Hub could benefit you and your organization and provide your organization with visibility at World Water Week. The Hub is expected to be a key collaborating tool that may enable your organization to meet its water objectives.
To join the Hub go to: http://wateractionhub.org/accounts/register/
The Hub is free-of-charge to use and open to all organizations and entities interested in working with others to promote better local water resource management. For more information about the Hub, please see attached Overview of the Water Action Huband/or participate in an upcoming webinar, Introducing the Water Action Hub, on August 13, 17, 20 or 21, 2012.
The times for the webinars are as follows:
1) August 13th from 10:00-11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)/ 4:00 -5:00 PM(Central European Time)
2) August 17th from 11:00 AM-noon (EDT)/ 5:00-6:00 PM(CET)
3) August 20th from 10:00-11:00 AM (EDT)/ 4:00 – 5:00 PM (CET)
4) August 21st from 11:00 AM-noon (EDT)/ 5:00 -6:00 PM (CET)
Do kindly RSVP for one of webinars by emailing Mai-Lan Ha (email@example.com) so that we can ensure enough lines are available for the call.
Kindly note that the Hub is currently under development to update and improve its features and functionalities. If you encounter any problems during the registration process or have any questions, please contact Mai-Lan Ha (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michelle Bachir (email@example.com).
We look forward to having you join the Hub.
Jason Morrison, Technical Director, CEO Water Mandate
Mai-Lan Ha, Research Associate, The Pacific Institute
*The CEO Water Mandate is a special initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General and the UN Global Compact, providing a multi-stakeholder platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of corporate water sustainability policies and practices. For more information about the Mandate please visit: http://www.ceowatermandate.org
As used here, “Deloitte” means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.