GWP in the News 2012

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

January 2012

Cabinet nod for National Community Water Trust (Sri Lanka Daily News)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources at Philippines urged: Bare disaster-prone areas (Philippine Star)

Sierra Leone to establish Country Water Partnership (Awoko Newspaper)

New GWP Technical Committee Members (IW:LEARN)

SA must tackle the complexities of water management better (Legalbrief Environmental)

Global Water Partnership International Water Law Scholarship Programme (NGO grants)

Large scale sand mining racket busted in the Ma-oya area in Kurunegala (Daily Mirror)

New Water for Food Institute Director to be Heuermann lecturer (Midwest Producer)

Inter. Assoc. for Hydro-Environment Engineering & Research

February 2012

Rotary's two-day district conference (The Times of India)

15-year action plan to be taken for river management in Bangladesh (Financial Express Bangladesh)

Environmental Courts Still a Distant Dream in El Salvador (Inter Press Service)

3rd Workshop on Water & Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Bassins: Making adaptation work  (EMWIS)

Steven Downey describes how the Global Water Partnership takes advantage of the World Water Week for IWRM (Popscreen)

Water for Food Director: Water problems are global, but solutions must be local (The Independent)

New Country Water Partnership in Gambia (IW:LEARN)

GWP involvement in Sava River Basin, (Water 21, IWA)
Dr Mohamed Ait Kadi: Land for water – water for land (UNCCD News)

March 2012

Diverse water panel welcome idea (Edmonton Journal)

Global Water Partnership Wants Action on Water at Rio+20 (SG links)

The Future of Water (

The Word on Women - India's incredible gender gap (TrustLaw)

Africa: Neglecting Prominent Role of Women in Agriculture Hindering Ability to Resolve Threats to Food Security (

Mesoamerica Ignores Its Water Footprint (Inter Press Service)

Beef And Water: The Efficiency Equation (Beef Magazine)

Drought expert coming to SHSU (Huntsville Item)

Sloan PhD student walks the walk in sustainability (MIT News)

Global Water Partnership Outlines Key Messages on Water for Rio+20 (IISD)

Series of events in Armenia to observe World Water Day (Public Radio of Armenia)

DENR spearheads World Water Day celebration (The Online Zamboanga Times)

Tools for keeping IWRM strategic planning on track (Environmental Expert)

Handbook for Integrated Water Resources Management in the Basins of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Aquifers (IW:LEARN)

Catalyzing Change: Handbook for developing IWRM and water efficiency strategies (Environmental Expert)

US intel: water a cause for war in coming decades (The Guardian)

GWP Executive Secretary at the Press Conference on Occasion of World Water Day (

US intel: water a cause for war in coming decades (Associated Press)

Science-Tech Today

Clinton Announces U.S. Water Partnership To Address Global Water Challenges (Global Health Hub)

US intel: water a cause for war in coming decades (The Guardian)

GWP Calls for Recommitment to IWRM Plans at Rio+20 (IW:LEARN)

UTV- A Fondo: Agua potable: Un derecho humano

Strategy needed to mitigate threat of global shortages (

Fashola: There Is Water To Drink (Leadership Newspapers)

Students learn how to gauge water quality (New Straits Times)

Legal victory for campaigner in quarry dispute (This is Gloucestershire)

Gozo’s water consumption to reduce with Alter Aqua project (Gozo News)

Letter of Intent for Cooperation on Water Activities in the Asia-Pacific region

Need for holistic approach to cut water consumption (Gulf News)

April 2012

Africa: U.S. Scientists Lend Skills to Water Resource Protection  (allAfrica)

Changing socioeconomic conditions to strain SA’s water security (Creamer Media's Engineering News)

Water scarcity to drive conflict, hit food and energy, experts say (Reuters AlertNet)

Africa sitting on sea of groundwater reserves (Reuters)

Study reveals groundwater resources in Africa (Al Jazeera)

New research discovers vast reserves of underground water in Africa (All Voices)

With dwindling resources, experts say Egypt must look beyond the Nile (Egypt Independent)

May 2012

Guyanese journalist wins Global Water Partnership–Caribbean award (Stabroek News)

Steven Downey: Water and the Future We Want (Multi-stakeholder Magazine)

Danka Thalmeinerova: Protection and restoration of river ecosystems ; role of public education (ECRR Newsletter)

Algeria, towards sustainable and exemplary water management (Suez Environnement Magazine)

New research discovers vast reserves of underground water in Africa (Allvoices)

Africa: Continent's Water Vision 2025 On Course (allAfrica)

Sudan Participates in Meeting of African Council of Ministers of Water Resources (Sudan Vision Daily)

Environment study on dam decried as flawed (Bangkok Post)

With dwindling resources, experts say Egypt must look beyond the Nile (Egypt Independent)

DoGoodBuyUs Welcomes Additional New York-Based Charitable Organizations to Growing Partnership (PRWeb)

UFM: Ngo, Rio+20 could herald common deal on water (ANSAmed)

Climate change and Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) Training Workshop (UNESCO)

June 2012

Global Water Partnership West Africa meets to find solutions to ineffectiveness in sub-region (Ghana Business News)

The Global Water Partnership: Between Institutional Flexibility and Legal Legitimacy (SSRN)

Experts seek river solution (The Telegraph India)

Judith Rees becomes first female president of Royal Geographical Society (Financial)

Why Water Management Starts at the Local Level (UN Chronicle)

Managing Water to Adapt to Climate Change

The Sustainable Development Dialogue Days Highlights (IISD)

GWP West Africa meets to find solutions to ineffectiveness in sub-region (Ghana Business News)

July-August 2012

Ísland gæti orðið alþjóðleg miðstöð

Vox Naturae Presented at Rio + 20 (Vox Naturae)

UfM promotes the improvement of the water governance in the Mediterranean (UfM)

About GWP Sri Lanka (Lanka deepa)

Miljoner utan mat i Västafrika (SVT Nyheter)

Grey water reuse and water saving techniques (, 20 July
False ideas on water, (, 20 July)
Overcoming governance challenges to the mobilisation of financing for the Mediterranean water sector (Union for the Mediterranean)

IAH-Hydrogeology Journal, Integrated Water Resources Management: How does groundwater fit in?, Stephen Foster and Mohamed Ait-Kadi.

September 2012

Practitioners in the Agriculture Sector in Barbados to be Trained in Water Use Efficiency
Vox Naturae Presented at Rio + 20 (Vox Naturae)
Training for Gozitan workers within the construction industry (Gozonews)
Kusum Athukorala wins ‘Women in Water 2012’ award

October 2012

Nine Caribbean Ministers Sign Declaration for Addressing Regional Water Security
Anguilla News
Caribbean 360
The Bahamas Weekly
The Bahamas Weekly
The Nassau Guardian
Topic World
St. Kitts and Nevis Govt
Special tillage can also eliminate the effects of drought (Slovak Press Agency (TASR)
West African Governments cautioned against impacts of mining (Ghana News Agency)
Ouagadougou hosts GWP/IUCN workshop for West African journalists (Spy Ghana)

Unpacking water conflict in Guanacaste, Costa Rica (Global Water Forum)

Murray-Darling proposal brings us closer to shared understanding (The Conversation)

Use 'hydro-diplomacy' to avert future water conflict - experts (Reuters AlertNet)

Burkinabe Minister says mining degrades the environment  (Ghana News Agency)

November 2012

Futures market: Wall Street's thirst for water (Nature)
GWP-WA and IUCN/PACO: How natural, human imbalances impact sustainable mining (EnviroNews Nigeria)

Young Water Professionals Symposium begins Nov. 22 (Daily Mirror)

The Apex Body of the Global Water Partnership Meets in Delhi to ... (Press Information Bureau, Government of India)

54 Flood-Mitigation Projects Costing RM808 Million Implemented ... (Bernama)

Regional Stakeholders Promote Water, Climate and Development Programme (The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer)

Le lien étroit eau-climat en Afrique décrypté par le GWP/AO (Afriquinfos)

December 2012

Algal blooms to be tackled by transboundary water management in the Eastern ... (Water World)

Doha Discussion Centres On Managing Shared Watersheds in Africa in ... (

RM808 mil flood-mitigation projects this year: Douglas (The Sun Daily)

Officials Call for Proper Water Management (

Investing in Water Security for Climate Resilient Growth and Development (COP 18 Climate Change: The New Economy, page 52)