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Over 60 projects posted on new Water Action Hub

The CEO Water Mandate's Water Action Hub is an online platform designed to assist stakeholders to identify potential collaborators to engage with in water-related collective action to improve water management in regions of critical strategic interest.

The UN Global Compact Office has announced that 63 projects have been posted on the CEO Water Mandate's "Water Action Hub" since it was launched in August 2012 - surpassing internal expectations and reinforcing the need for an international platform to showcase water stewardship initiatives and "match-make" organisations on collective-action projects within specific river basins.

The projects span virtually all continents and are being led by or involve a range of stakeholders - including corporations, civil society organisations, and public authorities. The projects focus on issues as diverse as improving water governance within a specific watershed; restoring ecosystems; improving access to water and sanitation within a community; and raising awareness on the importance of water conservation. The projects encompass numerous river basins around the world, including the Colorado; Amazon; Orange-Senqu; and Yangtze.

"We are extremely encouraged that the Water Action Hub is generating so much interest in just its initial launch phase", said Gavin Power, Deputy Director of the UN Global Compact and Head of the CEO Water Mandate. "Our hope is that more and more stakeholders around the world will use the Hub and invite other organisations to engage with them on meaningful, high-impact projects and initiatives in river basins where needs are the greatest".

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