GWP in the News 2019

A collection of news items featuring the Global Water Partnership or GWP representatives.

October 2019

Drought of good ideas has drained water policy (The Australian)

GWP Reports Outcomes from Nine Years’ Work on Water, Climate and Development (IISD Reporting Services)

September 2019

GWP Chair- Water is the First Casualty of Climate Change (7Dnews)

Transformative Water Actions to Accelerate Global Achievement of Climate Change Related Goals (IISD Reporting Services)

Private-sector led Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment brings together companies across the infrastructure investment value chain with assets totalling USD 5 trillion (

Drought Toolbox Launched at UNCCD COP 14 (IISD Reporting Services)

UN body FAO calls for better national drought policies (Business Today)

It's time to shift to proactive drought management policy: FAO (The Times of India)

COP14: Drought toolbox launched to reduce risk in vulnerable countries (The Times of India)

330 million people in India were affected by drought in 2015-16: UN report (Hindustan Times)

Number of undernourished people rose by 45% in seven years: FAO (Live Mint)

Drought most expensive natural calamity, says UN report (The Tribune India)

UNCCD COP14: Desertification, land degradation hit poor hardest (Down to Earth Magazine)

It's time to shift to proactive drought management policy: FAO (Business Standard)

It's time to shift to proactive drought management policy: FAO (Outlook India)

UNCCD Calls for Gender-Responsive Mitigation Measures for Droughts (The Weather Channel)

When is it a Drought? UN Convention Comes Up With New Toolbox to Revolutionise Definition, Response (News 18)

It's time to shift to proactive drought management policy: FAO (Devdiscourse)

UNCCD COP14 throws up innovative methods to fund drought mitigation (Down to Earth Magazine)

Mozambique and Zimbabwe sign agreement to enhance water cooperation in the Buzi Watercourse (Smart Water Magazine)

Framework for the Assessment of Benefits of Action or Cost of Inaction for Drought Preparedness (ReliefWeb)

Drought preparedness day shows pathway for action (ReliefWeb)

Zambia, Swedish research institute agree on funding, water project collaboration (Lusaka Times)

First President of UN Environment Assembly: Everyone Needs to Be Part of the Solution (The Asia Foundation)

The UNCCD Drought Toolbox (ReliefWeb)

UNCCD COP14: Droughts most disastrous for agriculture (Down to Earth Magazine)

UNCCD COP14: Experts stress the need to assess long-term drought impacts (Down to Earth Magazine)

August 2019

Sharing Water: ‘If someone wants to take more, someone else has to take less’ (Smart Water Magazine)

A responsive water policy needed to face Climate Change (The Island, Sri Lanka)

Climate change and water governance (Sri Lanka Sunday Observer)

Towards a synergy-based approach to river basin governance (Observer Research Foundation)

Global Water Partnership launches new strategy to the water world (Smart Water Magazine)

GWP-Caribbean and Statistical Institute of Jamaica Publish Handbook on SDG 6 Monitoring (IISD Reporting Services)

July 2019

‘Water security a growing challenge’ (The Nation, Pakistan)

Death of the delta in Sindh (Geo News)

3 Efforts to Improve Water Management in Armenia (The Borgen Project) 

HLPF Side Event Highlights Critical Role of Water in Integrated SDG Action (IISD Reporting Services) 

Water supply remains a daunting task (ReliefWeb)

Water supply remains a daunting task (New Era Newspaper)

Water, crucial to achieve the SDGs under review at the HLPF 2019 (IISD Reporting Services)

Trinidadian businessman achieves second Scottish University masters degree (

Botswana Water Partnership accredited to GWPO (Smart Water Magazine)

Addressing water challenges in the Caribbean (Smart Water Magazine)

June 2019

Uganda develops NAP for the agricultural sector (UNDP)

Uganda develops NAP for the agricultural sector (ReliefWeb)

Water resources management key to Africa's sustainable development (Smart Water Magazine) 

Delhi to lose groundwate level by 2020, a study (Skymet Weather)

Delhi Is Running out of Water, and It Is Everybody's Problem (The Wire)

Global Water Partnership CEO on effective leadership (Oxford Water Network - University of Oxford)

Water for peace and development (The News International Pakistan) 

St. Kitts-Nevis Hosts National Training Workshop On Drought Risk Management (ZIZOnline)

WMO and GWP strengthen climate-resilient water management (ReliefWeb)

WMO and GWP strengthen climate-resilient water management (WMO)

May 2019

Resilience in the Limpopo Basin Program (

Building resilience to climate change and suitable health systems (Caribbean News Now)

Achieving resiliency in water and wastewater utilities in the Danube region (Nalas)

A&B represented at workshop to develop climate resilient water activities (Antigua Observer)

NBI Secretariat welcomes new ED, Prof. Seifeldin from Sudan (The Independent Uganda)

Caribbean Water Sector Stakeholders To Develop Resilience Projects (Jamaica Gleaner)

Preparing to Adapt: The Untold Story of Water in Climate Change Adaptation Processes (Reliefweb)

AUDA-NEPAD engages stakeholders on the PIDA Water Programme (IPPmedia)

EUROCLIMA+ boosts risk management of droughts and floods in the Andes (ReliefWeb)

EUROCLIMA+ boosts risk management of droughts and floods in the Andes (World Meterological Organization)

China's environmental improvement efforts make real progress: expert (Xinhua)

April 2019

Farakka Committee for basin-based water management (The Daily Star)

NAP Expo Fosters Partnerships for National Adaptation Planning (IISD Reporting Services)

GWP Issues Guidance on Water Action in NAPs (IISD Reporting Services)

Climate Change: National Adaptation Plans Technical Guidelines Launched (OOSKA News)

What is Resilience Frontiers? (Innovators Magazine)

Provincial water management body seeks passage of water code (Cebu Daily News)

To ‘Leave no one behind’ : Can Sri Lanka achieve this? (Sri Lanka Sunday Observer)

World Water Day - March 22: Leaving no one behind! (Sri Lanka Daily Mirror)

March 2019

How ‘liquid of life’ is under threat in the Middle East (Arab News)

I'ts Simple, but Requires Determination (IPPmedia)

Water sector professionals brainstorm on challenges (IPPmedia)

International Women’s Day: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change give a proper school for girls (Sri Lanka Daily Mirror)

It’s Simple, but Requires Determination (IPS News Agency)

Peer-to-peer learning in International Water Law and Water Governance (Smart Water Magazine)

February 2019

Countries supported on drought through global initiative (Smart Water Magazine)

GWP Promotes IWRM, “Water Integrity” in West Africa (IISD Reporting Services)

Implementing rainwater harvesting systems with a geomembrane bag in Honduras and El Salvador (Smart Water Magazine)

Woman running 100 marathons in 100 days stops in Arizona to meet Olympian Michael Phelps (

January 2019

FEATURE: Water – how to mobilise enough action on this crux adaptation issue? (CDKN)

A Water Crisis Is Brewing Between South Asia’s Arch-Rivals (Bloomberg)

Water crisis brews between India and Pakistan as rivers run dry (The Times of India)

GlobalWaterWorks Salutes #RunningDry Movement and Invites Use of NRWA Savings Engine to Save Water, Save Energy and Save Money (Associated Press)

Video: Greece's first vertical garden on public building in Thessaloniki (Tornos News - International Edition)

Thessaloniki plants Greece’s first vertical garden (Greek City Times)

The non-stop waste of water (

UNESCO, UNECE Bring Groundwater into South America Policy Discussions (IISD Reporting Services)

WWC, GWP Explore Investment Opportunities for Climate-resilient Water Infrastructure (IISD Reporting Services)

Honorary Professor Howard Bamsey appointed Chair of Global Water Partnership (GWP) (Australian National University)

Global Water Partnership (GWP) appoints New Chair (Smart Water Magazine)

Global Water Partnership Names Howard Bamsey New Chair (Water Canada)