Water Cycle Innovation
Water Cycle Innovation (Pty) Ltd (WCI) is a unique consultancy company serving the needs of policy makers, donors, governments, UN organizations, continental/regional institutions, non-governmental institutions (NGOs), and the private sector with regards to water for cooperation, water and food security, and climate resilience – underpinning sustainable development.
WCI supports the identification of approaches, policies, practices, and processes towards more sustainable benefits from managing the ‘Whole of the Water Cycle’ through integrated solutions, evidence-based technologies, and participatory engagement of stakeholders at all levels.
Water Cycle Innovation has a global reach with a geographic stronghold in Africa. It works with a host of partners.
The UN 2023 Water Conference – Committing to Groundwater
The UN 2023 Water Conference, acclaimed as the watershed moment for raising global attention to the critical and ongoing global water crisis since the first of its kind in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1977, was successful in raising the attention to groundwater at the highest international and political level. Several high-level side events with support of a multitude of governments emphasized the need to specifically focus on groundwater as part of solving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – in particular SDG 6 on Water, but also the broader range of SDGs, as an underpinning resource for both environment, people and a stable climate.
Illegal pesticides keep threatening human health, the environment and biodiversity in developing countries
Illegal pesticides, both clandestine as well as imported pesticides not authorized for use in developed countries, continue to be used on a large scale in developing countries, not only causing disproportionate harm due to their additional toxic characteristics, but also because the users, often smallholder farmers, have little training and tools for proper practices in the handling, use and disposal of agrochemicals.