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GWP has launched a campaign to maintain a dedicated watergoal on the UN post-2015 development agenda. This campaign is visible throughout the GWP network. This newsletter tells the story behind - it also reports on a number of recent activities in the regions, from media training in Tunisia, to a new Perspectives Paper on land and water governance, to events at India Water Week.
The last GWP newsletter of 2014 puts focus on the drought problem in Central America - which is something the UN recently called a humanitarian crisis. GWP Central America has been working closely with partners to strengthen the regional capacity to tackle the problem. Other news include discussions on micro financing in South Asia, a case study on the restoration of Mur River in Austria, and reporting from the climate discussions at COP20 in Lima. This and more.... the next newsletter will be out in February 2015.
GWP Myanmar is using cartoons to explain the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). A new cartoon book sets out some key messages for understanding the approach. This month's newsletter also covers reporting from several conferences and workshops, such as a governance and financing conference organised by GWP Mediterranean in Athens, and the Gender, Water and Development conference in East London, South Africa.
As part of GWP’s programme to introduce its knowledge database, the IWRM Toolbox, into relevant university curricula, two workshops were held in China in September. NewsFlow October gives the details from these events. We have also interviewed the Executive Director of the newly established GWP Mongolia, who speaks of the water issues the country faces. This and more...
After a few months break, NewsFlow is back with a brand new look. Top stories in this first new look edition is a report on a new water governance report for Jordan. This is the result of a lengthy collaboration between GWP Mediterranean and OECD.
The latest highlights from GWP include a report from Africa Water Week 2014, where GWP Patron Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke of her firm support for a dedicated Water Goal. New publications include the GWP Annual Report from 2013, as well as new National Drought Management Policy Guidelines. This and much more in NewsFlow June - please note that the next issue is out in September 2014, Happy Summer!
GWP announced a new Patron, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who has also endorsed GWP's new strategy, Towards 2020. Two new Techical Focus Papers are presented in this newsletter, from the Caribbean and Central Asia, and we're encouraging partners to sign up for the coming GWP Consulting Partners meeting in Trinidad in June 2014.
A total of 29 country consultations are being organised in the first few months of 2014. This is part of the GWP-OECD Global Dialogue project, and the first completed report is presented by GWP Romania. Other news comes from Indonesia, where an IWRM ToolBox workshop was held, and Vietnam, where the GWP Chair participated in the 2nd Mekong River commission Summit - this and much more in NewsFlow April!
World Water Day 2014 is approaching fast as this month's newsletter gets published: That is why this issue focus on the theme of World Water Day, with the release of the new GWP video on Water and Energy. The video is available in both English and Spanish. Other news come from Slovenia, Latin America and the UN Headquarters in New York.
The first GWP newsletter of 2014 reports of GWP's input to a UN-Water technical advice paper for the post-2015 agenda. There is also a new country water ship in the making, as Somalia is getting ready for the final steps to join. Furthermore on the global agenda is a new strategic partnership with UNICEF, which will see GWP provide assistance on developing a new Framework for WASH and climate change adaptation.
In the last GWP newsletter of 2013: The Mongolian Water Partnership has formally decided to apply for GWP membership and create a Country Water Partnership on the national level, and to join the GWP Central Asia and Caucasus region (CACENA). Trainers have received training to support the NAPs process in Africa, and East African universities get acquainted with the IWRM ToolBox. This and much more, enjoy the read.
Flood protection and drought mitigation were on the agenda when experts met in Warsaw, Poland at the end of October. The outcome of that is featured in this month's NewsFlow - Warsaw will also be in next month's newsletter, when COP19 will be reported on. Other hightlights from October come from Costa Rica, Peru, Southeast Europe, Eastern Africa...This and more, enjoy the reading!
This month's newsletter highlights GWP's participation at the Budapest Water Summit. The Danube Arts Master 2013 was also presented at the Summit, with Hungarian President Janos Ader giving the award to a Croatian entry. GWP CACENA engages young people in water education, South Africa is Unpacking the Nexus, a GWP Associate wins the UNESCO-IHE Alumni Award... This and much more in NewsFlow October.
GWP Contributes to Peru's Groundwater Issues; Journalists Take Media Tour in Uzbekistan; GWP Pakistan Facilitates Flood Project; GWP and OECD Launch Global Dialogue; Rhine River Wins European River Prize; Workshop Held on Building Climate Resilience in the Nile Delta; More Voices from the GWP Network; New IWRM ToolBox Launched; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
Development of Water Law in Georgia; Water: the Connecting Link to Climate Change Adaptation; GWP-WMO Flood HelpDesk Can Support Flood Response; European Youth Act Together for Water; Evaluating a Water Highway for Chile; Disasters in Focus at High-Level Meeting in Tokyo; New Strategy to Address River Pollution in Malaysia; New Documents on Water by GWP Honduras; Towards the 7th World Water Forum; G8 Summit Article; UN Year of Water Cooperation 2013; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
Country Consultations on Water Speak to post-2015 Agenda; Reaching Out to Universities - ToolBox Workshop in Dakar; Linking Water Security and Climate Change Resilience in Zimbabwe; Water Efficiency for Central America; Using IWRM for Climate Change Adaptation; GWP Launches Rapid Assessment of Capacity Building Needs; GWP Participates in India Water Week 2013; Latin American Training on Water Legislation for International Basins; UN Year of Water Cooperation 2013; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
Climate Change Focus in Nile Basin; IWRM for Universities in Kyrgyzstan; Dialogue Sets Stage for Addressing Climate Change in Peru; Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting in Caribbean and Mediterranean; Focusing on Urban Water Management; Kenya Addresses Post-2015 Water Agenda; UN Year of Water Cooperation 2013; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
Responding to Drought; GWP at the UN Session on Water and Disasters; High-Level Support for Water Management Investments in Nigeria; New Climate Information Resource for Caribbean; Urban Water Management in El Salvador; Ensuring Water is Key to Post-2015 Agenda; Promoting Transboundary Cooperation in Southern Africa; Evaluating IWRM in Southern Africa; Building Climate Resilience in the Bangladesh Delta; Water Use Efficiency in India; Upgrading Flood Information in Pakistan; 2013 IRF European Riverprize; UN Year of Water Cooperation 2013; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
Managing Central American Transboundary Basins; Suriname Launches IWRM Initiatives; Media Exposed to Cameroon’s Water and Climate Challenges; IWRM at Local Level in Honduras; Burundi and Rwanda Come Together Over Shared Waters; Integrating Water and Climate in Development; GWP at Water Consultations in Liberia; World Wetlands Day 2013; UN Year of Water Cooperation 2013; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
COP 18 at Doha – It’s Now About Adaptation; Water Agenda Consultations in Costa Rica; Transboundary Water Management in Baltics; GWP at UNECE Meeting on Transboundary Waters; IWRM improves the Yellow River; Transboundary IWRM in Drin Basin; Gender Awareness in Bangladesh; Climate Change and Food Security in India; New Thinking in Water Management; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
African Journalists Learn about Mining’s Impacts; GWP is Collaborating Partner for World Water Week in Stockholm 2013; De-polluting the Mediterranean; Transboundary management in the Buna/Bojana catchment; Youth Act for Water; The Pressing Need for Urban Water Management; 2013 GWP-University of Dundee Scholarships; Caribbean Stakeholders Develop a Water and Climate Programme; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
President of Mongolia visits GWP in Stockholm; Caribbean Ministers Commit to Water Security; Preparing for Droughts to Come; Water Use Efficiency in Barbados; IWRM for Municipalities in Honduras; 20 Years of Water Cooperation in Central Asia; IWRM in Education in Central Africa; IWRM for the Nile Basin; Czech Republic School Wins Danube Art Master 2012; Towards Water Sustainability in Chile; Climate Change for Bangladesh; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
Balancing Growth and Environmental Protection; Rainwater Harvesting in Trinidad; Improving Water Availability in Costa Rica; Water Financing in Brazil; Using the IWRM ToolBox in Education; Flood Management in Dhaka; Training Trainers on IWRM and Ecosystems; GWP Partners Trained at Transboundary Workshop; New Resources on Water Security and Climate Resilient Development; Rio+20 Reaffirms Support for IWRM; GWP at WWW 2012; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
GWP at Rio+20; Progress in Water Reform in El Salvador; New Step in Financing Water in Central Africa; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
First India Water Week Focuses on Water-Energy-Food Nexus; GWP IWRM ToolBox Introduced in Armenia; Africa Develops Response to Climate Change Threat to Water Security; Guyanese Journalist Wins Media Award; Implementing Rwanda Water Policy; High-Level Roundtable on Water in China; GWP at Rio+20; Improving Water Quality in Nepal; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
El Salvador Water Bill Goes to Congress; Stakeholder Consultations in Basin Shared by Rwanda and Burundi; Strengthening Transboundary Institutions for Water Resources in Africa; GWP Contributes to International Water Events; New GWP Policy Briefs; Survey on ToolBox Use; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
First Practical Guide of Water Management in Latvia; Working Toward Transparency in Nepal; Water Stakeholders Focus on IWRM Implementation in Trinidad and Tobago; Financial Planning for Water Supply and Sanitation in Cameroon; GWP Celebrated World Water Day 2012; GWP at 6th World Water Forum; Meet Our Partners; resources, events and more.
Training the Next Generation; New Country Water Partnership in Gambia; Benin and Netherlands Strengthen Water Cooperation; Towards Integrated Management in Chile; River and Lake Health in China Requires Action; GWP India Supporting Community Participation in Ganges River Basin; GWP Participation at the 6th World Water Forum; resources, events and more.
Connecting the Dots at COP17; Conflict Resolution in Vietnam; Basin Management Guidelines for Nicaragua; Economic Model for the Aral Sea; Stakeholders for a Sava River Basin Plan; resources, events and more.
Dialogues on IWRM in Georgia; Capacity Building of Women in India; GWP Zeros in on Gender; Water and Climate Road Map for Eastern Africa; Urban Flood Framework for Dhaka; Linking Climate Information Providers with Users; Caribbean Ministers Endorse Innovative Ways of Managing Water; Groundwater Consultation in West Africa; GWP-Dundee 2012 Scholarships and more.
Central America Takes on Water and Climate Change, Danube River Arts Competition, reports from GWP at Astana 2011, Transboundary Assessment Published, Evaluating 10 years of IWRM in Southeast Asia, Asia-Africa Inter-regional Sharing, Towards Country Water Partnerships in Gambia and Sierra Leone, Preparing for Rio+20 in Asia, GWP Champion Appointed Director in Cameroon.
GWP launches a new programme for Africa with AMCOW, presentations and more information from the GWP CP meeting 2011, New Global Soil Partnership Complements GWP, Sand Mining in Bangladesh Requires Integrated Approach, Girl Guides get IWRM training in Sri Lanka, Gender Mainstreaming for Africa etc.
On June 13 a coalition of water advocates organized a side event at a United Nations climate conference to highlight the urgency of recognizing water resources management as central to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
On April 18, 2011, Ministers issued a Declaration expressing their support for the continuation and enhancement of the Drin Dialogue with the assistance of GWP Mediterranean and the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and for the preparation of the Shared Vision for the management of the Drin Basin.
On Wednesday the 6th of April 2011 the Union Cabinet Ministers of India approved a comprehensive charter for the National Water Mission, one of the eight national missions which form the core of the National Action Plan for Climate Change.
Rising food prices and alarm over climate change was the context for a workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on February 24-25, 2011. How water is managed is central to both issues.
In December 2010, the National Environmental Strategy of the Ukraine was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament and contains a component on water management. In 2009, Ukraine decided to revise its main water planning document in accordance with European Union laws and the EU’s Water Framework Directive even though the country is not a member of the EU.
The world’s economic growth and social welfare depend on the sustainable management of the world’s water resources in the context of climate change, according to a statement issued by the Global Water Partnership (GWP). The statement was delivered by GWP Chair Dr. Letita A. Obeng to the high level session of the world climate change conference on Friday, December 10, 2010, in Cancun, Mexico.
GWP Patron Margaret Catley-Carlson delivered the keynote speech at this year's Asia Development Bank’s (ADB) water conference held October 11-15, 2010, in Manila, Philippines. Her focus was on “cutting through red tape in order to achieve better water security.” The GWP delegation participated in a variety of sessions and gave presentations.
The Central and Eastern Europe region of the Global Water Partnership (GWP CEE) has called for pollution prevention and the regular inspection of polluter operations in light of the toxic sludge disaster in Hungary.
Sustainable development requires multi-stakeholder partnerships. That is one of the key messages of a new report on water security in Africa published by the Global Water Partnership (GWP). The report, Water Security for Development: Insights from African Partnerships in Action, outlines the lessons of a five-year program to develop Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) plans in 13 African countries.
While Pakistan endures one of the country’s most devastating floods—possibly its worst ever—GWP Pakistan is joining with others to help provide relief and rehabilitation to remote communities that have been particularly hard-hit. In addition, GWP Partner Hisaar Foundation and the Karachi Water Partnership launched an appeal to raise Rs 10 million for immediate flood relief, largely for the provision of safe drinking water.
At the UK Houses of Parliament on June 6 the Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) launched “Tackling the World Water Crisis – Reshaping the Future of Foreign Policy”. The FPC paper includes a chapter on “Water Scarcity and Global Megacities” submitted by GWP.