Press Releases

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

International Development Hub Inaugurated in Stockholm

Press release 18 November 2010

Sweden’s Ambassador to the UN Secretary General’s Global Sustainability Panel, Torgny Holmgren, inaugurated a Stockholm-based development hub on Wednesday, November 17.

Report Urges a Better Way to do Development

Press release 9 September 2010

Sustainable development requires multi-stakeholder partnerships. That is the message of a new report on water security in Africa published by the Global Water Partnership.

Press Briefing - Water Security for Development: Insights from African Partnerships

Invitation to Press Briefing


PRESS BRIEFING on Wednesday September 8, 2010 at Stockholm World Water Week, Press Room at 13:00 hrs where the Global Water Partnership launches  a report about GWP’s work developing IWRM plans in Africa, “Water Security for Development”.Until the world puts water at the top of the development agenda, efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals will falter.

GWP 1st Annual Lecture with Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Librarian and Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Press InvitationGlobal challenges and water security: threats and opportunities

On September 4 the Global Water Partnership (GWP) arranges a unique lecture with the prominent and internationally recognized Dr. Ismail Serageldin, former Vice-President of the World Bank, the founding Chair of GWP, and currently Librarian and Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt. Dr Serageldin was instrumental in establishing GWP in 1995 and continues to support GWP as a Patron.

GWP calls for water adaptation programme under UNFCCC

At a GWP press briefing on 8 June 2010 at the UNFCCC climate change negotiations in Bonn, Germany, GWP Executive Secretary Dr. Ania Grobicki called for water, climate and development to be integrated into the UNFCCC's work on adaptation.

Water and Climate Coalition Launched during the Climate Talks in Bonn

Press release, 3 June 2010


A number of well known international organisations and research centers join forces to highlight the role of water in the context of climate change. The newly formed alliance, named the Water and Climate Coalition, is officially launched today at a side event at the climate talks in Bonn.

PRESS BRIEFING - The latest adaptation text does not hold water: Why the global climate challenge is a global water challenge

Invitation to Press Briefing


Organised at COP 15 by Global Water Partnership and the Global Public Policy Network on water management.

TUESDAY 8th DECEMBER: 14:00, ROOM ASGER JORN (Located in Hall H of the Bella Centre)

Water is the primary medium through which climate change impacts will be felt by human populations and the environment. Adapting to climate change will require adapting to changes in water availability and distribution.

Water evaporates from the climate change negotiating text

To a large extent, the global climate crisis is a global water crisis. Yet the latest iteration of the negotiating text on adaptation, the so-called Non-Paper 31, has deleted any clear references to water and its management as a vital consideration for climate change adaptation. This is despite increasing mobilisation by the water community to call for a strong outcome on water from Copenhagen.