GWP in Water Dialogue with the UN

GWP Chair Oyun Sanjaasuren and GWP Technical Committee Chair Jerome Delli Priscoli participated in a UN General Assembly Water Dialogue and a Special Event on World Water Day, 22 March, in New York. Experts discussed how to improve integration and coordination of the UN's work on the water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As part of the Water Dialogue, Dr Sanjaasuren participated in a panel themed "Role of the UN system: improving the integration and coordination to support the Member States and other relevant stakeholders in the implementation and follow-up of water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

This discussion was very much applicable to GWP, said Dr Sanjaasuren:  "To successfully fulfil the SDGs, Member State Partners at the regional, national and sub-national level will be required, with partners from government, civil society, the scientific community and the private sector, both in and outside the water community. The interlinkages between the goals and targets demand this for optimal implementation. GWP already has these platforms in place in more than 80 countries."

On the same day, both Dr Sanjaasuren and Dr Delli Priscoli took part in the UN Special Event "Priority Actions for Water and Disasters in the next Decade".  Dr Sanjaasuren presented the GWP/WMO joint initiatives on flood and drought.

Dr Delli Priscoli, Chair of Technical Committee, GWP, highlighted aspects for water and disasters and introduced products of the GWP Technical Committee regarding model collaboration, cost benefit analysis and disaster insurance.

World Water Day events in the GWP Network

World Water Day was also celebrated throughout the global GWP Network – a selection of events are showcased on the GWP regional websites.

GWP Central America: Retos en materia de saneamiento

GWP Central Asia and Caucasus: World Water Day 2017 in Central Asia and Caucasus

GWP China: World Water Day

GWP China: Water Education in Elementary School in Hunan

GWP Mediterranean: San Anton Palace becomes a water-sustainability example

GWP South Asia: Cleaning Thimphu River on World Water Day 2017, Bhutan, 22 March

GWP South Asia: World Water Day 2017 Celebration - 27 March, India

GWP South Asia: World Water Day 2017 in Sri Lanka

GWP Southern Africa: WWD Celebrations in Mauritius - Why Waste Water?

GWP Southern Africa: GWPSA witnesses Global Launch of the UN World Water Development Report 2017

GWP West Africa: WWD 2017 the Youth to educate through social media in Benin