GWP China Hunan

GWP China Hunan was established in 2007, to promote IWRM for the sustainable use and management of water resources and the harmonious relationship between nature and human.

Description:
Global Water Partnership China Hunan (GWP China Hunan) is an academic, provincial and non-profit social organization consisting of public institutions and social organizations that support Hunan’s sustainable utilization of water resources and pay close attention to water resources strategies.

Address of the Secretariat:
Room 504, Hunan Water Resources and Hydropower Research Institute, No. 370 Shaoshan North Road, Yuhua District, Changsha, Hunan Province

Time of Establishment: GWP China Hunan was founded in November, 2007.

Brief History:
GWP China Hunan, consisting of water administrations across Hunan Province (Water Resources Department and Water Resource/Supply Bureaus) and other institutions such as Hunan Water Resources and Hydropower Research Institute, is established in 2007. Since its organizational reform in March 2016, local water administrations (Water Resource Department and Water Resource/Supply Bureaus) are no longer allowed to join as partners, and the number of partners of GWP China Hunan has decreased sharply. As of now, no more than 10 partners exist.

Founder: Hunan Water Resources Association

Leadership:
Previous Chairs of GWP China Hunan
1st, Mdm. Xiaohong SHI, Deputy Director General of Hunan Water Resources Department;
2nd, Mr. Peiya LIU, Director General of Hunan Water Resources Department

Previous Secretary Generals of GWP China Hunan
1st, Mr. Xi Cao, Water Resources Division of Hunan Water Resources Department
2nd, Mr. Shaohua TANG, Water Resources Division of Hunan Water Resources Department

Internal Governance:
Partner representatives elect the GWP China Hunan Council. The Council is the decision-making body, with a Secretariat under it as the administration and execution body.

Main Works:
(1) Organize and conduct investigation and research on key difficult and hotly discussed water related topics;
(2) To facilitate the promotion and advertise on concept of holistic management on water resources by introducing and disseminating advanced water resources regulation concepts and best practices at both home and abroad;
(3) To assist related authorities in making, improving and implementing strategies, plans and policies of holistic water resources management;
(4) To deepen and expand partnership, galvanize communication and cooperation with water resources management related departments and organizations, and encourage more public involvement and dialogues.

Role and Influence:
The organization has long been committed to enhancing holistic management and sustainable utilization of water resources in Hunan, promoting public involvement, cooperation and communication, and assisting government authorities in a slew of highly effective tasks. Based on difficult and repeatedly debated issues of water resources management in Hunan, GWP China Hunan regards promoting holistic water resources management, coping with severe challenges arising with climate changes, enhancing knowledge sharing and communication, and building a more effective network as the key missions, and is actively building an exchange and cooperation platform for holistic management on water resources, advertising on the concept of holistic management of water resources, achieving remarkable social benefits and accumulating great experience.

Key Publications:
Water Consumption Quota in Hunan (DB43-3081);
Standardized and Eco-friendly Development of Small-scale Irrigation and Water Conservation Projects
;
Guidelines on Safety Assurance in Potable Water Sources;
Supervision and Management Rules on Pollution Discharge into Rivers of Hunan Province;
Supervision and Management Rules on Water Function Zones of Hunan Province

Author: Prof Dong SHENG, Secretary General of GWP China Hunan