GWP in the News 2013

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

This is a selection of GWP worldwide media coverage in 2013 – a total of 155 news items. The list is compiled by GWPO Communications from information via Google alerts and through Monthly Reports from the regions. However, the list does not cover all articles featuring GWP during 2013 because Google alerts do not, for instance, pick up stories in languages such as Chinese, Russian, and Greek (which have other alphabets). Most of the news items are in English.

Also, at the end, there is a link to other stories from CACENA (in Russian).

January/February 2013

A new climate for African water finance (Global Water Intelligence)

Water Optimization Emerges as Prominent Theme at World Future Energy Summit (

Water Forum Suriname has been launched (

Urban water woes (

UAE should integrate water and energy policy, experts say (

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

March 2013

Launch of Integrated Drought Management Programme

Water – A Blessing and a Curse in Mozambique (IPS News)

Investment in water resources in Nigeria (

GWP Nigeria urged to expand activities (Federal Ministry of Information)

April 2013

Photo blog: Cooperation - crucial to water-secure future (Reuters AlertNet)

Cooperation - the key to future water management (Reuters AlertNet blog)

GWP Aims at a Water Secure World (

GWP Presents Water Cooperation Case Studies (IISD)

How Can Canada Lead the World in Global Water Management? (Huffington Post Canada)

Is Canada Prepared to Lead in a World Where Water is the New Global Currency? (MarketWire)

Mukherjee to inaugurate 2nd India Water Week 2013 (ANINEWS)

Water corruption accounts for 30% revenue lost – Expert (GhanaWeb)

Cost of forest plan takes flak (Bangkok Post)

Water, Climate Programme Launched (

Water corruption accounts for 30% revenue lost – Expert (Ghana Business News)

Zimbabwe Scores A First In Climate Change (Bernama)

Ministry of Water Resources (Press Information Bureau)

Stakeholders deliberate on promoting water integrity in Africa (Ghana Business News)

Mukherjee to inaugurate 2nd India Water Week 2013 (Newstrack India)

Ministry of Water Resources & Central Water Commission announces India Water Week 2013 (India Education Diary)

WMO-GWP launch Integrated Drought Management Programme (

WMO-GWP launch Integrated Drought Management Programme (Ghana Business News)

PARC to observe World Water Day on Friday (Business Recorder)

WMO-GWP Integrated Drought Management Plan Launched (

'Help end food insecurity, resource overuse' (Sun.Star)

WMO, GWP Launch Integrated Drought Management Program (OOSKA News)

May 2013

Alter Aqua – Non Conventional Water Resourcds in Gozo (Gozo News)

Rainwater harvesting for schools features in eco exhibition (Times of Malta)

Water Climate Programme Launched in Zimbabwe

GWP in West Africa

GWP aims at a Water Secure World (Commonwealth of Dominica, News.DM)

Region Urged top Conserve Water ( NationNews.Com of Barbados)

News of the Consultation was reported by the Consultation on water in the Post 2015 Development Agenda Set for Tomorrow (Antigua Chronicle)

Water security and climate resilient development (Eldis)

Water security and climate resilient development (Humanitarian News)

Water security and climate resilient development (Roadrunner)

Study: Media Ignore Climate Context Of Midwest Floods (Media Matters)

New king of Netherlands will reign with clipped wings (The Star)

‘Collaborate to manage water resources’ (Graphic Online)

Before the next drought wreaks havoc (In Depth News)

NDB in rainwater harvesting initiative (Lanka Business Today)

Burkina Faso Risk Conservation Gains to Fire Wood Burning (Spy Ghana)

June 2013

Improving Water Management Can Enhance Climate Change Adaptation: GWP (OOSKA News)

Rwanda: Water Body Calls for More Collaboration (

Union for the Mediterranean Launches New Initiative to Improve Water Sector Governance (OOSKA News)

Gambia: Stakeholders Capacitated On Management of Gambia River Basin (AllAfrica)

A Day without Water: Managing Sri Lanka’s Water Resource’ (Asian Tribune)

Academics question govt's approach to flood prevention (Thailand, the Nation)

Euromed: UfM launches new Mediterranean water action plan (Ansa Med)

Pakistan losing water resources due to poor infrastructure: experts (Pakistan Today)
World Environment Day 2013 at NARC (Daily Times)

Barbados to Host First Ever Water Resources Management Workshop (Observer Media Group)

Stakeholders in St Lucia to receive training in water financing (Caribbean News Now!)
Global water expert a valuable resource for Tampa, too (Tampa Bay Times)

First Water Integrity Forum comes off June 2013 in Delft, Netherlands (Ghana Business News)
Delft to Host 1st Water Integrity Forum in June (Spy Ghana)

Raise your voice against food wastage on World Environment Day (Pakistan Today)
PARC celebrating World Environment Day on June 5 (Business Recorder)

Speakers say country facing environmental threats to agriculture, food security (Business Recorder)

Water: The connecting link to climate change adaptation (PreventionWeb)

National stakeholder consultations on water: supporting the post-2015 development agenda (IWA Water Wiki)

July/August 2013

Eau potable: nos enfants vont la payer 5 fois plus cher (Journal du Mali)

Accès à l'eau : il faut aussi protéger la ressource (Journal du Mali)

Un bel exemple de protection d’un des plus grands affluents du Niger (Sidwaya)

De la responsabilité du secteur privé (Sidwaya)

Les préleveurs et les pollueurs doivent payer (Sidwaya)

Interview de Maxime Somda, Expert de L’IUCN sur le paiement des services Environnementaux (PSE) (Le Podcast Journal)

Financement de l’eau et protection de la ressource en Afrique de l’Ouest: Quel rôle pour les médias sous-régionaux (CRIDEM)

L’eau doit-elle être gratuite pour tous? (Sidwaya)

Session de formation des journalistes de l’Afrique de l’ouest : Le financement de l’eau et la protection de la ressource en question (West Africa WASH Journalists Network)

Eau potable: Le gouvernement prend un engagement de plus de 600 milliards de FCFA (

« L’eau ensachée, un véritable problème sanitaire » (AIP)

Protection des ressources en eau (Linfodrome)

Hydraulique en Afrique de l'Ouest : Des financements conséquents pour une meilleure gestion de l’eau (Le Soleil Sénégal)

Financement de l’eau en Afrique de l’Ouest : Les préleveurs et les pollueurs doivent payer (

Abidjan hôte d’un important atelier sur "la gouvernance de l’eau en Afrique de l’ouest" (

GWP Chair Ursula Schaefer-Preuss interview with UBrainTV

GWP Highlights the Economic Value of a More Water Secure World (Water Policy & Practice, IISD Reporting Service)

GWP Policy Brief Addresses Integrated Urban Water Management (Water Policy & Practice, IISD Reporting Service)

GWP Examines Role of International Law in Transboundary Water Cooperation (Water Policy & Practice, IISD Reporting Service)

"Thinking outside the water box": Ursula Schaefer-Preuss – a video interview with GWP Chair Dr. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss by Thomson Reuters Foundation.

'Water issues in villages getting worse' (Sri Lanka Sunday Observer)

Interview with Margaret Catley-Carlson, a video of current patron and former chairperson of GWP and member of the IFDC Board of Directors. She discusses various areas of water stewardship related to agricultural development – by IFDC.

Water Fuels Conflicts – GWP Senior Knowledge Management Officer Danka Thalmeinerova interviewed by radio station The Voice of Russia

Water Security in South Asia: Running Dry? – Interview with Dr. Uma Lele of GWP Technical Committee

Article on GWP CACENA GGGI/green growth initiative - in Russian (

Climate Change Threatens Caribbean’s Water Supply (Associated Press)

Climate change threatens Caribbean's water supply (, story by Associated Press)

Caribbean Water Supplies Severely Threatened By Climate Change, Scientists Warn (HuffPost Green, story by Associated Press)

Climate Change Threatens Caribbean's Water Supply (ABC News, story by Associated Press)

Climate Change Threatens Caribbean's Water Supply (NY Times, story by Associated Press)

Climate change threatens Caribbean's water supply (The Economic Times, story by Associated Press)

Gambia: Media Practitioners Sensitised On UN 97 Trans-Boundary Watercourse Convention (The Point)

Gambia to Ratify UN97 Transboundary Watercourses Convention (Foroyaa Newspaper)

Nigerian, other African journalists explore water financing (EnviroNews Nigeria)

West African journalists get training in water financing and resource protection (Ghana Business News)

Abidjan hosts IUCN, GWP-WA training for West African journalists (Environment News Ghana)

The water quality of the Danube river has improved since measures to reduce pollution have been implemented (Balkans Business News)

Troubled Danube's waters, not up to standards yet (

No water scarcity in country: Ahsan Iqbal (Pakistan Today)

Per capita water availability alarming: minister (The News International)

Country has serious water problem, reveals minister (The Nation)

Rwanda: Water Body Calls for More Collaboration (

Gozo workshop held on promoting the efficient use of water (Gozo

Water: the Connecting Link to Climate Change Adaptation (Climate Adaptation Blog)

Water: The Connecting Link To Climate Change Adaptation (Gh WASH Times)

"Place of water in the Green Growth" ("News of Uzbekistan" – no direct link to Russian article available)

"Modern approaches to water distribution" ("Jamiyat" – no direct link to Uzbek article available)

Media-tour for journalists in Uzbekistan (event featured on National Uzbek TV, no direct link available)

Interview to Kazakhstan TV “Khabar” on the topic of drought, by GWP Kazakhstan Chair (no direct link to interview available)

September 2013

Global Water Partnership as International Institution of the Week (Global Education Magazine)

World Leaders Meet for Water Summit in Budapest (Water Journalists Africa)

Aktivisti bijú na poplach: Štát potichu pripravuje zákon, ktorý umožní kšefty s vodou! (Slovak debate on water resources in

Faren for vannterror øker kraftig (“Increasing Danger of Water Terrorism”, Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten)

Africa water resources not properly managed – expert (The New Times)

Bimwe mu bihugu bya Afurika biranengwa guterera agati mu ryinyo ku iyangizwa ry’ibidukikije (Report about WACDEP meeting in Kigali, Rwanda -

CGI experts discuss climate change, sustainability (Devex Impact)

C40 Voices: Hastings Chikoko, Africa Regional Director (National Geographic NewsWatch)

October 2013

Caribbean Ministers Endorse the Importance of Strengthening Wastewater Management in the Region (What’s Up Caribbean)

Caribbean Looks to the Sky for Water Security:

Inter Press Service

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Global Issues

Water, a great resource to be preserved (Rwanda Focus)

UNL professor nationally recognized for drought management (Daily Nebraskan)

Less water for more food (Devex)

November 2013

Call for climate resilient, water security in Africa (The Ethiopian Herald)

Upper East to implement climate change project (Ghana Web)

Water scarcity: moot highlights challenges to agriculture sector (Business Recorder)

OSCE promotes water resource management in Central Asia (OSCE)

Drought Experts Underscore Importance of Decentralized Small Water Retention Measures in CEE (IISD)

Participants of the 19th Regional Council meeting, Global Water Partnership South Asia (Kuensel Online)

Private and public officials gather at a dialogue in Yangon to discuss sustainable use of water resources (Myanmar Radio and Television)

Mr. Hla Baw, Chair of GWPSEA, interviewed by local TV in Yangon, Myanmar

December 2013

GWP launches Ghana WASH Awards (Business Ghana)

Water, Climate and Development Program to support integration of Water Security and Climate change into National and Sectoral Planning and Decision Making Processes (The Government of Rwanda)

OPINION: Capacity development is key to aiding smart decision-making (Climate & Development Knowledge Network)

Additional: GWP CACENA

A selection of GWP news featuring in CACENA massmedia 2013