Water Governance in Bangladesh

Between 2013-2015, WWF and H&M group carried out a programme of activity on water stewardship and water governance in Bangladesh.

8 Feb, 2019
Findings suggest that national ambitions such as improved living standards, food security and textile export growth depends on improving water governance. Photo: WWF

With support from H&M group, WWF completed two key research reports, exploring the political and economic challenges and opportunities around water within Bangladesh.

Leveraging these findings, the partnership actively engaged policymakers for more sustainable water management in Bangladesh, with a particular focus on creating and supporting a water governance workstream within the platform of 2030 Water Research Group — an initiative bringing together a government with business and civil society to address key water challenges in Bangladesh.

Due to WWF and H&M group’s collaboration with 2030 WRG, the governance workstream was established and has been working since then to strengthen water policy and institutions within Bangladesh.

Two analytical reports were produced on how water affects the economy and governance in Bangladesh. Findings suggest that national ambitions such as improved living standards, food security and textile export growth depends on improving water governance.

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