Karachi, one of the world's largest cities with a population of more than 14 million, as with the rest of Pakistan, was severely hit by the floods last summer. The Karachi Water Partnership (KWP), whose founding in 2007 was inspired by the GWP model, has, through the Hisaar Foundation, raised significant funding to address the longer-term issues related to flooding and water management.
KWP is an example of an effective public-private multistakeholder Urban Water Partnership where government, the private sector, civic organisations, and individuals work together in the areas where they add most value.
The theme of the World Water Day 22 March 2011 is “Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge.” The world’s urban population is expected to increase from around 3.3 billion today to over 6 billion by 2050.
See an interview with Simi Kamal, Director of KWP.
More about Karachi Water Partnership.