The water project in Tanzania was initiated in Davos between the President of Tanzania and the members of the 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG) in 2013. The WRG is an institution that builds partnerships at the global, national and state levels to recognize the critical challenges posed by water and the value of private-sector involvement in addressing it. Nestlé is one of the founder members of the Water Resources Group, which is chaired by former Nestlé Chairman Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe.
Nestlé’s partnership with WRG is therefore an effective way to jointly address the risk of water scarcity and opportunities to enable us to find solutions to water challenges in our region.
In Tanzania, several working groups comprising of the private and the public sector have been created to this effect. These working groups arethewater use efficiency group, thewater source protection group and the water security group. The groups were identified last year in November during the kick-off workshopofficially establishing the partnership and reinforcing the commitment of the government to collaborate with the 2030 WRG in the path to secure water resource management in Tanzania.