It starts in Stockholm
At World Water Week, we'll tell the world how a first-of-its-kind programme can drive funding to water projects where they're needed most.
What if you could reduce agricultural water consumption while improving yields? Deliver water and sanitation to dramatically lower the rate of water-borne illnesses in the world's poorest, most remote regions. And bring not just clean water, but also jobs and income to underserved youth and women.
The Water Benefit Standard is already doing just that. With our partners First Climate, The Gold Standard has brought together some of the leading thinkers in the world of water to develop the Water Benefit Standard. Using a results-based finance approach, funders know that projects not only deliver important long-term water outcomes, but go beyond to realise additional benefits for the watershed and the people who live within it.
Find out more about this exciting new standard -- and the corporates who are already buying Water Benefit Certificates at the launch and panel discussion:
â€œWater Benefit Certificates â€“ Mobilising Capital for Sustainable Water Projectsâ€
World Water Week in Stockholm
03 September 2014, 12:45-13:45, Room T4
Moderator: Alexis Morgan, Lead Advisor, Water Stewardship & Standards, WWF
Brendan Smith, Water Programme Manager, The Gold Standardâ€¨ Foundation
Sascha Lafeld, CEO, First Climate Markets AG â€¨
James Dalton, Coordinator Global Water Initiatives, IUCN Global Water Programmeâ€¨
Dr. Biksham Gujja, Founder and Chairperson, AgSriâ€¨
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About the Water Benefit Standard
The Gold Standard Water Benefit Standard was designed to drive critically needed finance to water projects worldwide. It provides the first globally consistent framework that defines best practice governance for water projects and certifies their positive environmental and socio-economic impacts. Certified projects receive Water Benefit Certificates, which represent a specific volume of water that has been sustainably supplied, purified or conserved. These certificates are then sold to those with an interest in good water management, providing an annual revenue stream to sustain the project activity year after year. Learn more