GWP Network Meeting 2015

The annual GWP Network Meeting 2015 was held as a virtual event for the first time on 1 June in Stockholm, Sweden. GWP Partners worldwide were invited to get the latest update on the network activities through a live stream. The event was also recorded and is now available on the GWP YouTube channel.

GWP Chair Dr. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss and Acting Executive Secretary Rudolph Cleveringa presented an overview of last year’s activities – including a financial report and an update on the governance reform that GWP is currently going through.

"2014 was a very rich and inspiring year for GWP. With generous contributions from our financing partners and regionally raised funding, we significantly increased the visibility of our growing network at local, regional and global level," said the GWP Chair.

She mentioned the work GWP has undertaken, in collaboration with a number of UN agencies and other stakeholders, to shape a dedicated water goal for the post-2015 development agenda: “We are particularly happy that the General Assembly of the United Nations has decided to include in the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), goal number 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all".

GWP Knowledge Management

In his overview of last year, GWP Acting Executive Secretary Rudolph Cleveringa highlighted the knowledge management role of GWP by showcasing the newest publications: Background Paper 20: Water Security: Putting the Concept into Practice; Background Paper 19: Groundwater Governance and Irrigated Agriculture; Perspectives Paper: Coordinating Land and Water Governance; Perspectives Paper: The Links Between Land Use and Groundwater; Technical Focus Paper: IWRM in Central Asia: The Challenges of Managing Large Transboundary Rivers; Technical Focus Paper: IWRM in the Caribbean: The Challenges Facing Small Island Developing States. These publications are all available online or can be ordered through the GWP web shop.

The full live stream broadcast was filmed, and is now available as five clips – see below. In connection to the meeting, some Partners sent in comments or stories that didn’t fit into the time schedule of the meeting, these are available here.


GWP Chair Report

GWP Acting Executive Secretary's Report

Update on Governance Reform

Ouestions & Answers