Year 2021 in Review

Year 2021 has been quite challenging for everyone. Nevertheless, GWP CEE did it’s best to push the GWP mission forward. Let’s review the deeds together.

New Chair at Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe

During the GWP CEE Regional Council Meeting, held on 21 October 2020, prof. Tjaša Griessler Bulc was appointed as the new Chair of GWP CEE.


GWP CEE Co-organized the European River Symposium 2021

The 2021 European River Symposium focused on building connections between institutions, organizations and companies with an interest in rivers and whose activities affect the health and quality of river water and ecosystems.


GWP CEE Position Paper: Green Recovery in Central and Eastern Europe from a Water Perspective

GWP CEE, together with external consultants, created a recovery position paper as a response to the current pandemic, and its influence on water sector in the CEE region.


GWP CEE at the World Youth Parliament for Water General Assembly Event

On 23rd of March, just after the World Water Day, GWP CEE was invited to organize a Communication for Development session at the World Youth Parliament for Water General Assembly event.


CEE countries need better water policies (interview)

CEENERGYNEWS spoke with Konstantin Ivanov, Regional Coordinator at the Global Water Partnerships Central and Eastern Europe about the importance of investing in water that supports sustainable development, boost the economy and create new jobs and opportunities.


Have your say at ICPDR Stakeholder Workshop: Our Opinion - Our Danube

Danube River Basin stakeholders will convened at the ICPDR's most important Stakeholder Workshop of the year.


1st Danube Floodplain Webinar "Floodplain under pressure: A natural system to preserve and restore"

The Danube Floodplain project organized a "Floodplain under pressure" webinar to bring your attention to this incredibly important and unique ecosystem.


Brand-new Danube Floodplain Online Course was launched

100% free and accessible to everyone, a new Danube Floodplain Online Course teaches about aspects of floodplain management, shows examples of floodplain restoration measures, and explains how to apply tools and knowledge developed by the project itself.


Inclusive Decision-Making in Water Management

On 16 of June, GWP Slovenia organised a webinar on inclusive decision-making in water management.


How Can Floodplains be Restored and Managed? - 1st Danube Floodplain Webinar

The event hosted over 40 participants and a lively discussion on various floodplain-related topics.


Major Success for GWP Slovenia and national water protection efforts

On 11 July 2021, voters overwhelmingly rejected changes to the country’s water management law.


Beyond Scarcity - Water Scarcity and Drought Risk Management in the Danube Region

The World Bank and Global Water Partnership CEE organized an online workshop on 20-21 September 2021 to tackle water scarcity and droughts which are amongst the most tangible and devastating consequences of the climate crisis.


Flood Risk Management and Nature-Based Solutions - 2nd Danube Floodplain Webinar

The second Danube Floodplain Webinar will focus on examples of successful nature-based solutions, connecting different projects, and understanding design and implementation.


A New Online Course to Improve Floodplain Management in the Danube River Basin

30 September 2021 marked the day of the release of the new Danube Floodplain Online Course.


The New Open Rivers Programme Launched

The Open Rivers Programme was launched to support dam removal projects and restore thousands of km of rivers across Europe…


2nd Danube Floodplain Webinar - How to Integrate Nature-Based Solutions in Flood Risk Management?

The 2nd Danube Floodplain (Online) Webinar was successfully held on 7 October 2021 with over 50 participants who actively engaged with questions and comments to the discussion.


Danube Floodplain Online Winter School Launched in November 

On 15-19 November 2021, the winter school provided a multi-layered program that aims to bridge theoretical knowledge, practical issues and links to policies in Floodplain Management.


Danube Floodplain to Mitigate Climate Extremities - Press Release

Bucharest, 4 November 2021 - The Danube Floodplain project which was launched to examine how to reduce flood risk with the restoration of floodplains in the Danube River Basin came to an end this November. The project partners presented the results of the project at a closing conference which was held online on 3-4 November 2021.


3rd Danube Floodplain Webinar - How to Use Danube Floodplain Geographic Information System for Floodplain Management

The third Danube Floodplain webinar enlightened the audience with information about Danube Floodplain GIS.


Danube Floodplain Online Winter School Passed On the Knowledge of Floodplain Management to the Next Generation

Danube Floodplain Winter Online School was successfully held between 15 and 19 November. The multi-layered programme covered the topics of the scientific methods developed in the Interreg Danube Floodplain project, and the working practices in water and flood management.


10 Years for Green Future – Youth Dialogues

One of the primary strategic goals of GWP is to engage youth in any way possible. The point is to give them a fighting chance for a water secure future. This year, we tried something new.


Erasmus+ Opportunity Young Water Professionals Were Waiting For

GWP CEE joined a consortium of likeminded organizations to build Erasmus+ Youth for Water and Climate program.