GWP at World Water Forum 8

The GWP network used the 8th World Water Forum, the world's largest water-related event, to demonstrate the impact of its multi-stakeholder partnership on improving the way the world manages its water resources. GWP was involved in over 40 events during the week and many network Partners were present, as well as representatives of the global office and the GWP regions.

To mobilize its partnership to implement the Sustainable Development Goal on water (#6), GWP launched its ActOnSDG6 campaign. The campaign is a call for decision makers to ensure that water management actions are integrated across sectors, and that investments in water are both increased and sustainable. GWP is prepared to put its multi-stakeholder partnership at the service of the global development community to speed up the coordinated action that is needed.

In alignment with that campaign, GWP unveiled the Africa Water Investment Programme (AIP). The programme is a legacy initiative of the High Level Panel on Water and is championed by the three African HLPW members (South Africa, Mauritius, and Senegal). The objective of AIP is to enhance job creation through gender sensitive investments in water security, industrialization, and climate resilient development.

GWP also showcased its commitment to support youth-led projects addressing SDGs and climate resilience: an online platform for the Youth for Water and Climate (#YWC) initiative went live, which will connect young water leaders with potential partners and donors.

At a high-level session on water and Disaster Risk Reduction, GWP launched the new Technical Committee publication on Climate insurance in the presence of the Crown Prince of Japan, the Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water, Han Seung-soo, and various Ministers.

To read more about World Water Forum 8, please visit the website.