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G20 Compendium on Best Practices for Water Management

Ministry of Jal Shakti and Council on Energy, Environment and Water
July 2023 | Sustainable Water

Suggested citation: MoJS and CEEW. 2023. Best Practices for Water Management. Ministry of Jal Shakti, New Delhi, India



This compendium was developed through a synthesis of cases of best practices for water management in the G20 countries. For this purpose, the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India developed a best practice template and shared with the G20 member countries to report programmes and interventions undertaken by them, across but not limited to the following thematic areas: universalisation of water and sanitation services; participatory groundwater management; climate resilient water infrastructure; water use efficiency improvement; and any other water management programmes or interventions that have led to improved water governance, better data and information, models for financing water infrastructure, and capacity building of stakeholders.

Key Highlights

  • The compendium on ‘Best Practices for Water Management’ includes 40 innovative case studies on best practices for water management received from the G20 member countries.
  • The case studies cover an array of themes including water use efficiency, river rejuvenation, climate resilient infrastructure, safe drinking water, hydro energy management, water data and information, flood management, drought management, water body restoration, global knowledge partnerships on water management, water harvesting, water supply augmentation, efficient water governance, wastewater management, watershed management and civil society participation, and groundwater management.
  • The upcoming G20 Presidencies may take this journey to a new level by collating thematic grouping of best practices for specific areas of water resources such as drinking water and sanitation, flood management, irrigation management, basin planning, water quality etc.
​"Building on the outcomes from past G20 presidencies, the compendium on ‘Best Practices for Water Management’ under India’s G20 Presidency aims to provide a platform for greater knowledge sharing and learning towards achieving sustainable water resources management across the world."

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