Successful Water Week for GWP

GWP had a full agenda at this year’s Stockholm World Water Week. Eight new publications were launched, hundreds of photo statements captured, and a series of video comments recorded – these were in addition to the over ten events that GWP was involved in throughout the week.

A joint launch was held for all new publications on 29 August, some of the authors and collaborators were there and spoke of their work – such as Melissa McCracken, who is the author of the newly published Technical Background Paper "Measuring transboundary water cooperation: options for Sustainable Development Goal Target 6.5" 

Professor Juliet Willetts of the University of Technology Sydney talked about what is needed in the gender field and how the newly published Gender Action Piece can be used. José Gesti Canuto, Water and Climate Specialist with UNICEF, described the collaboration with GWP and how two new publications emerged from this: a Guidance Note and a Technical Brief for WASH services. 

GWP regions were also involved during the week, with GWP China hosting a session together with the World Resources Institute (WRI) on the topic ‘Circular Economy Cities: Transforming China and India's Urban Wastewater’ – a wrap-up of the session is available here, and GWP Mediterranean co-organised a set of four sessions with a MENA Focus. 

More details on GWP's World Water Week agenda here, and photos available here (from the week in general) and here (from the photo statements in the GWP booth).