Global Water Partnership
November 2012

African Journalists Learn about Mining’s Impacts

MiningIn West Africa, mining contributes to economic and social development, but it also disrupts the natural and human balance, raising questions about the risk it poses to communities living nearby. These issues were discussed at a capacity building workshop for West African journalists, co-organized by the West and Central Africa Programme of IUCN (IUCN/PACO) and GWP West Africa on 1-5 October 2012 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 

GWP is Collaborating Partner for World Water Week in Stockholm 2013

2013logo_en_smallThe United Nations has declared 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation (Resolution A/RES/65/154).
The 2013 World Water Day, on 22 March 2013, will also be dedicated to water cooperation.
And the theme of the World Water Week in Stockholm 2013 is "Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships." The Global Water Partnership is an official Collaborating Partner of the World Water Week in Stockholm 2013.

Calls for Abstracts and Event Proposals for World Water Week 2013.
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De-polluting the Mediterranean

Sessions of the MPs Workshop were held at the Acropolis MuseumMore than a 120 Members of Parliament, journalists and NGOs from 22 Mediterranean countries met on 22-23 October 2012, in Athens, Greece, and pledged to accelerate their efforts towards de-polluting the Mediterranean by the year 2020. GWP Mediterranean participated in the two-day Workshop ‘How Members of Parliament can better contribute to the effective De-pollution of the Mediterranean’ which was organized within the framework of the Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/ Mediterranean Environment Programme and constituted the first international meeting of Mediterranean MPs after the events of the Arab Spring.

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Transboundary management in the Buna/Bojana catchment

Buna_BojanaThe preparation of the Buna/Bojana Transboundary Integrated Management Plan aims to assist in identifying steps towards the reduction of pollution and the preservation of biodiversity in the area. Through multi-stakeholder consultations, the Plan will identify problems and issues in this basin shared between Albania and Montenegro.

Youth Act for Water

GWP Chair Dr Letitia A ObengGWP Chair Dr Letitia A Obeng participated in the side event ‘The Water We Want: Youth Act for Water’ on 12 October 2012 at the UN General Assembly in New York. The event was a partnership between the Belgian Youth Delegates to the UN and the World Youth Parliament for Water, hosted by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Pressing Need for Urban Water Management

Regional workshop on Integrated Urban Water Management at the Pan-American School for AgricultureTwo-thirds of the Central American population live in urban areas which is why GWP Central America, with the support of CapNet and LAWETNet, organized a regional workshop on Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) at the Pan-American School for Agriculture (Zamorano) from 29 October to 1 November 2012. Participants included representatives of the six countries of the region from municipalities of major cities, water and sanitation agencies, and universities. 

2013 GWP-University of Dundee Scholarships

The NileAs capacity-building support to its Partner organizations, GWP, together with the University of Dundee, offers partial scholarships for 30 participants to undertake a module in International Water Law, in Dundee 10-21 June 2013.

Caribbean Stakeholders Develop a Water and Climate Programme

Caribbean“Water and climate change is more than an environmental issue,” said Mr. Sylvester Clauzel, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology of St. Lucia. “The region’s resilience to climate change and its work on adaptation needs to encompass a more integrated approach within the broad scope of economic and sustainable development.”
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Meet Our Partners

GWP is a network of more than 2,700 institutional Partners. Read an interview with Milkana Mochurova, PhD, at the Economic Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. 

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Post-2015 Agenda
Thematic Consultation on Water
Tell the UN that water should not only be at the top of the development agenda, but that better water resources management is the prerequisite for water (and other types of) security.

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GWP Technical Committee invites you to contribute:

- Towards Water Security, publication proposal

-  Groundwater resources and irrigated agriculture, publication proposal

- Transboundary cooperation, publication proposal

Knowledge products on groundwater management
Two case studies from West Africa (#429) and (#430) present the Water and Nature Initiative - a program of IUCN. Both case studies discuss transboundary cooperation in Komadugu Yobe (Niger and Nigeria) and Volta River (Ghana and Burkina Faso)


26 Nov – 7 Dec 2012, 2012 UN Climate Change Conference COP18, Doha, Qatar
28- 30 Nov2012, Sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Water Convention, Rome, Italy
28-30 Nov, 2012, VIth World Aqua Congress - Water: Vision 2050- International Conference on Water, New Delhi, India
15-17 Jan 2013, International Water Summit, Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
27-31 Jan 2013, Second Arab Water Week, Amman, Jordan
16-20 March, 2013 Transboundary water management across borders and interfaces: present and future challenges, Aveiro, Portugal

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Human rights-based approaches and managing water resources (Water Governance Facility)

Technical report on Issues related to Water and Agriculture in South Asia by GWP South Asia for the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network
Water Challenges and Cooperative Response In the Middle East and North Africa (The Stimson Center)
Governance of New Global Partnerships Challenges, Weaknesses, and Lessons (CGD Policy Paper)
Global Water Security (US Intelligence Community)
Water Woes - A New Report about Endangered Species and Water (Endangered Species Coalition)
Higher water security with groundwater (Danish Water Forum)
The Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue (United Nations University – Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH))
A Framework for Financing Water Resources Management (OECD)
Online UN Documentation Centre on Water and Sanitation (UNDCWS)


2013 World Water Week: Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships Calls for Abstracts and Event Proposals
ADB issues call for abstracts for Asia Water Week 2013, Manila, Philippines, 13-15 March 2013
9th National Award for Excellence in Water Management 2012 : 6 & 7 December 2012, Jaipur, India
Call for Abstracts 5th Delft Symposium on  Water Sector Capacity Development

International Contest for Children’s painting organised by UNEP and Bayer with focus on water

Water in the News

Water governance is key to SA's future (The New Age Online)
Nile River Basin Potential At Risk (
All economies need water management technologies (The Times of India)
Kyrgyzstan risks regional water fight, as Russia waits in the wings (Washington Times)
Rethink ways to tackle food, water, energy security: Nestle chief (
Sound water policy: Govt can't do it alone (Mail & Guardian Online)



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