Regional Workshop on South-South Cooperation in Flood Management

The Regional Workshop on South-South Cooperation in Flood Management will be jointly organized by GWP China and GWPO, on 14-16 December 2015, in Guangdong, China.

The workshop is a follow up to a number of discussions between representatives of the four Asian Regional Water Partnerships (RWPs) of Caucasus-Central Asia, China, South Asia, South-East Asia held since 2014 on how to work more closely together in areas of common interest to the region. One thematic area which was clearly identified by all RWPs as adequate for initiating cooperation was the issue of floods.It aims at promoting the exchange of experiences, knowledge sharing, capacity building, project development and other forms of cooperation on the common issue of floods and ways to better manage them. The workshop also represents a first step in establishing a framework for cooperation between the RWPs on further topics of shared interest (e.g. climate resilience, disaster risk reduction, Sustainable Development Goals, urban water management) for the years to come and for developing a common work programme.