AgSri wins Millennium award

Monday, 01 December 2014 by

AgSri, one of the first project developers to issue WBCs under the Water Benefit Standard, was the recipient of an award from the Millennium Alliance on the 25th of November in Delhi, India for their innovative Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI) techniques. The award, given to nearly 20 organizations throughout India, recognizes AgSri’s contributions to providing

Newsletter November 2014     • Help shape the Water Benefit Standard: Public consultation • Develop a Water Benefit Standard project • New methodologies • Networking event at SWP   View in your browser

Environmental Finance – AUTUMN 2014 An initiative to raise millions of dollars for water projects is set to issue its first certificates following its official launch in September, Environmental finance can reveal. The Gold Standard`s Water Benefit Standard (WBS) is a results-based financing mechanism that claims to… read the full article here  

The official launch of the Water Benefit Standard took place at Stockholm’s World Water Week on September 3rd during an hour long side event featuring a panel made up of Sascha Lafeld from First Climate, Brendan Smith from the Gold Standard Foundation, James Dalton from the IUCN, Biksham Gujja from AgSri and Alexis Morgan from


Wednesday, 03 September 2014 by

Cutting Edge Water Benefit Standard Brings Greater Governance and Funding to Water Projects   >> read the official PDF          

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Water Benefit Standard set to issue first certificates Companies: First Climate, Bayer, Nestle, Carlsberg, Munich Re, Coop, World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Whave Solutions, Agricultural Services Private Limited, SGS People: Sascha Lafeld, 05 August 2014 – Environmental Finance News An initiative that aims to raise millions of dollars to finance water projects is set to

Whave Project Site Visit in Uganda

Friday, 25 April 2014 by

During the first week of April, representatives from First Climate visited the Ugandan WASH project initiated by Whave Solutions Ltd to discuss project certification. Whave is working with the Ugandan government to develop a national safe water programme that contracts local water service entrepreneurs to establish and maintain improved water sources and promote hygiene. All

From the 26th of February through the 3rd of March, representatives from First Climate’s water team flew to Hyderabad, India to view the activities of two water projects that will be among the first to generate WBCs using the Water Benefit Certificate Standard (WBCS). Both projects are based on a business model that provides services

The beta version of the Gold Standard Water Certification Scheme will be launched in September 2014 at World Water Week in Stockholm. We will then hold a roundtable engagement to solicit feedback on the development of this groundbreaking work and will also continue piloting. For more information visit: