As part of the efforts to strengthen the research and develop a comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing multi-stakeholder collective action in the water sector in India, the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, and the 2030 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) hosted a roundtable in New Delhi. The objectives of the roundtable were:
- Feedback on the theoretical framework and identified success factors for collective action
- Identify good practices and scope of application of success factors in the Indian context
- Suggestions on tools and mechanisms to catalyse and facilitate cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder collective action in water management
The participants for the roundtable included experts from 2030 Water Resources Group, Australia High Commission, Bharati Integrated Rural Development Society, Council on Energy Environment and Water, Centre for Responsible Business, Centers for International Projects Trust, Cotton Connect, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, International Finance Corporation, International Water Management Institute, OLAM Agro India Ltd, SABMiller India and WWF-India.
The CEEW-2030 WRG study on 'Collective Action for Water Security and Sustainability' aims to develop a conceptual framework for bringing effective multi-stakeholder collaborative action in water management at various hydrological scales into reality. It aspires to suggest tools and methods to reduce water security risks for all stakeholders at the watershed, sub-basin and basin level.