Global Water Partnership
April 2013

Climate Change Focus in Nile Basin

Participants of 2nd High Level Policy Workshop 4-5 April 2013 in Kigali-RwandaThe nine countries sharing the Nile Basin may have specific variations in cultures, policies, and institutional frameworks, but climate change continues to be a cross-cutting factor impacting their socio-economic livelihoods – whether agriculture,  energy production, mining safety, or water quantity and quality.
The 2nd High-Level Regional Policy Workshop focusing on "Adapting to Climate Change Induced Water Stress in the Nile River Basin," on 5 April 2013, in Kigali, Rwanda, aimed at validating the Climate Change Resilience Status Reports toward adopting climate change resilient practices to reduce water stress in the Nile Basin.

IWRM for Universities in Kyrgyzstan

ToolBox workshopGWP Kyrgyzstan organized a workshop on 22-23 March 2013 in Bishkek for university lecturers to help them understand how to use the GWP IWRM ToolBox in education. Supported by the GWP global secretariat, the workshop was attended by 15 participants, mainly professors of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University and the National Agrarian University in Bishkek, the leading universities in preparing Kyrgyzstan’s water resources graduates.

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Dialogue Sets Stage for Addressing Climate Change in Peru

Dialogue in PeruGWP Peru carried out the First Dialogue on National Development and Water Security in the context of Climate Change Adaptation on March 1, 2013, at the National Water Authority Auditorium in Lima. Its aim was to involve and sensitize actors across all sectors on the tight links among water management, adaptation to climate change, and sustainable economic growth. 

Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting in Caribbean and Mediterranean 

Rainwater harvesting exhibition in the CaribbeanGWP Caribbean and GWP Mediterranean are building awareness on the importance of water conservation by implementing rainwater harvesting techniques. With islands surrounded by salt water, the rainwater harvesting model is critical for access to fresh water in both regions.

Focusing on Urban Water Management 

Dr Mohamed Ait-KadiThere is a need for a paradigm shift in urban water management, which was introduced during a GWP workshop attended by more than 200 participants at Asia Water Week on 13 March in Manila, Philippines.

Kenya Addresses Post-2015 Water Agenda

Kenya Discussed about Inclusion of Water in Sustainable Development Agenda After 2015At the National Consultation Forum held on 27 February 2013, in Nairobi, Kenya, stakeholders from the water, agriculture, and energy sectors discussed some of the weaknesses of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and priority water issues that need to be incorporated in the development agenda after 2015.
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UN Year of Water Cooperation 2013

2013logoA worldwide celebration on water cooperation, aiming at raising awareness to increase cooperation on water issues and at highlighting the challenges facing water resources management in light of the increasing demand for access to water.

GWP at UN General Assembly on Water Cooperation, 22 March 2013
GWP booklet “Water: a catalyst for cooperation
GWP Video: Water Cooperation for a Water Secure World
GWP World Water Day Celebrations 2013

Best Water Photo 2013 – GWP Central and Eastern Europe photo contest

2013 edition of UN-Water ‘Water for Life’ Best Practices Award goes to Japan and the Republic of Moldova
More events and Resource on water cooperation.

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GWP in the News

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)
More articles in our Press room.


GWP Central and Eastern Europe is recruiting a Regional Coordinator and Communications Officer for its Regional Secretariat in Bratislava, Slovakia. Deadline 6 May 2013.



Uruguay: Capacity building for climate disaster risk management at local level in Pantanoso watershed in Montevideo (#439)


1-3 May 2013, Water in the Anthropocene: Challenges for Science and Governance. Indicators, Thresholds and Uncertainties of the Global Water System, Bonn, Germany
19-20 May 2013, 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit, Bangkok, Thailand
20 May-7 June 2013, Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development (ISCD) - A, 2013, Stockholm, Sweden
27 May-1 June 2013, 21st Century Watershed Technology Conference, Bari, Italy
29-31 May 2013, 5th Delft Symposium on Water Sector Capacity Development, Delft, The Netherlands
1-5 June 2013, Singapore International Water Week, Singapore
5-7 June 2013, First International Water Integrity Forum, Delft, The Netherlands
10-14 June 2013, Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners Short Course , Norwich, UK
10-14 June 2013, 4th International Law and Transboundary Freshwaters Workshop, University of Dundee, UK
18-20 June 2013, Rising Seas Summit, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
24-28 June 2013, Effective Implementation of Water Law and Policy, University of Dundee, UK
26-27th June, Wetlands for Water Management, Cardiff, UK
1-6 Sept 2013, World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden, register now here!

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The Future of Water: GWP Technical Committee Member Dr. Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy at TEDxUSF

Report warns of Asian water security risk (Deutsche Welle) Asian Water Development Outlook 2013 (ADB)

Water Security & the Global Water Agenda – Analytical Brief (UN-Water)
The Ice Circle – Mobilizing Policy & The Public for Ice, video
Policymakers’ Reflections on Water Governance Issues (Ecology and Society)
Water Governance in the 21st Century: Lessons from Water Trading in the U.S. and Australia (IATP)
A Gendered Critique of Transboundary Water Management
Video about Water and Development, produced by WissensWerte Series
Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change, Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures? (UNESCO, 2012)

The Environment Nexus, an online multimedia hub on water or environmental policy (IIEA).
Special Issue of ‘Water International’ on the UN Watercourses Convention
Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2012 (WSSCC)
Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions
Open-Access International Water Politics Course (Global Water Forum)
Everyone Everywhere: A vision for Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Post 2015 (WaterAid)
Distinguishing drought and water scarcity | Science Codex
Report Recommends Move to Integrated Water Resources Management (Storm Water Solutions)



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