Global Water, Climate and Development Programme

GWP is responding to the climate change challenge through the Global Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) which includes a portfolio of programmes and projects aiming to build climate resilience through better water management. The WACDEP programmes and projects are developed by GWP Regional Water Partnerships in collaboration with relevant governments and regional economic development communities:

• The Water, Climate and Development Programme for Africa (WACDEP Africa) focusing on putting in place investments for water security and climate resilience and jointly implemented with African Union and African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW).

The regional Water, Climate and Development Programmes in Asia, Latin America, Caribbean and Europe modelled on WACDEP Africa, but developed with regional context and ownership such as the WACDEP South Asia and WACDEP Caribbean.

• The Deltas Climate Resilience Programmes for enhancing climate resilience of communities in delta regions “Enabling Delta Life” is a collaborative initiative between the Global Water Partnership and the Delta Alliance, supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Development Cooperation, with the objective to stimulate increased cooperation worldwide among those involved in the governance of deltas.

• WMO/GWP Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) – Focussing on enhancing drought resilience. The programme aims to promote better scientific understanding and inputs for drought management, Drought risk assessment, monitoring, prediction and early warning, policy and planning for drought preparedness and mitigation across sectors.

• The Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) is a joint initiative of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and GWP. It promotes the concept of Integrated Flood Management (IFM) as a new approach to flood management with the aim of efficiently using floodplains and minimizing losses of life from flooding. The Programme aims to combine IWRM principles into flood management practices and vice versa. The Programme has established the HelpDesk for Integrated Flood Management.

Map of Climate Programme collaboration