Press Releases

Below are press releases that have been published by Global Water Partnership.

Africa Develops Response to Climate Change Threat to Water Security

Launching of a Strategic Framework at Africa Water Week 2012

Media release 7 May 2012

In an effort to address the twin challenges of water security and climate change, the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) will launch The Strategic Framework for Water Security and Climate Resilient Development during the 4th Africa Water Week, May 14-18, 2012, in Cairo, Egypt.

Water Security a Development Imperative, says Prince of Orange

News Release, Monday, August 22, 2011 - HRH the Prince of Orange of the Netherlands, and a Patron of the Global Water Partnership (GWP), delivered the GWP Annual Lecture on Friday, August 19, 2011, in celebration of GWP’s fifteenth anniversary.

Prince of Orange to Speak to Water Experts

Media Advisory, 15 August 2011 - HRH the Prince of Orange of the Netherlands, and a Patron of the Global Water Partnership (GWP), will deliver the GWP Annual Lecture on Friday, August 19, 2011.

Our Message on World Water Day 2011

March 22, 2011, STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Today thousands of people mark World Water Day. The annual Stockholm Water Prize laureate will be announced. The official United Nations three-day event will culminate in Cape Town, South Africa. Since the first one in 1993, this day focuses attention on the importance of sustainably managing the world’s freshwater resources.

Media Advisory

Media Advisory, February 21, 2011 -- South Asia is among the areas expected to be hardest hit by climate change. Severe flooding in 2007 along the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers affected over 13 million people in Bangladesh; flooding in Pakistan in 2010 severely affected 20 million people. India has likewise suffered numerous events of extreme rainfall, flooding and droughts. In addition the rise of sea level is a real threat to low lying areas in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. And there are the floods going on today in Sri Lanka.

Climate Change is about Water, but Missing from Agenda

Press release 11 December 2010


Cancún, Mexico—The world’s economic growth and social welfare depend on the sustainable management of the world’s water resources in the context of climate change, according to a statement issued by the Global Water Partnership (GWP). The statement was delivered by GWP Chair Dr. Letita A. Obeng to the high level session of the world climate change conference.

(Photo: GWP Chair Letitia A Obeng, by Marianela Arguello)

Countries Call for Water to be Addressed in the Climate Negotiations

Press release 6 December 2010

CANCUN. Over the weekend, six countries from around the world at COP16, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, called for water to be put on the climate agenda. The countries highlighted the fact that climate change stands to have a significant impact on water resources, and stressed the need for further discussions on how this issue can be addressed within the climate framework.