Global Water Partnership
March 2012

First Practical Guide of Water Management in Latvia

Riga_LatviaGWP Latvia and GWP Partner Daugavas Savieniba have prepared new guidelines for the restoration of water streams. The guidelines are a first attempt in the country to explain practical practical tips for river management activities on different scales, embracing both low cost local activities, as well medium scale multipurpose projects. 
The guidelines address major problems such as pollution by nitrogen and phosphorus, sedimentation, and deterioration of buffer zones around streams.

Working Toward Transparency in Nepal

NepalGWP Nepal and the Water Integrity Network (WIN) has undertaken a project, "Assessment of the Morang Drinking Water Supply Corporation Functionality of the Water Supply Services", to inform service providers and consumers about transparency and accountability in the functioning of the Morang Water Supply System (MWSS). The Morang District is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal covering an area of 1,855 km² with a population of 843,220. 

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Water Stakeholders Focus on IWRM Implementation in Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean meetingRepresentatives from government ministries, NGOs and community-based organisations convened on February 15th, 2012, for the 8th Integrated Water Resources Management Stakeholder Meeting put on by the Water and Sewerage Authority and the Water Resources Agency of Trinidad and Tobago. Since the IWRM Stakeholder Meetings began in November 2009, they have maintained the objective to implement IWRM, facilitate a sustainable water supply, and resolve issues and challenges in the water sector. 

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Financial Planning for Water Supply and Sanitation in Cameroon

Workshop in DoualaStrategic financial planning is a means to assess financing needs and match them to financing sources in a structured way to fill the gap in funds over a period of time based on different future scenarios. An approach to strategic financial planning for the water supply and sanitation sector called FEASIBLE has been developed by the OECD. It was applied with support from the GWP-hosted EUWI-FWG and the ACP-EU Water Facility in Lesotho during 2008-2010.
A specific training course was organised in Douala, Cameroon, in February 2012 at the request of GWP Central Africa as a follow up to the Central African Workshop on Water Financing in June 2010. 

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GWP Celebrated World Water Day 2012

UN WWDDr. Ania Grobicki, GWP Executive Secretary, spoke  at a World Water Day press conference at the United Nations in New York, calling on governments to recommit to IWRM and Water Efficiency Plans at the Rio+20 Conference in June 2012.
GWP Calls for Recommitment to IWRM Plans at Rio+20

The GWP network celebrated the World Water Day with activities such as a photo contest, water walks, water debates, competition among school pupils on water use, and public meetings on water management. 

GWP at 6th World Water Forum

IMG_9572GWP participated actively in the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille 2012. Pictures and programme.
The Water World Speaks with One Voice (GWP blog from the Forum)

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GWP in the News

Mesoamerica Ignores Its Water Footprint (IPS)
GWP Pakistan – IWRM in Action (Student Reporter)

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

The Future of Water (Care 2)
Diverse water panel welcome idea (Edmonton Journal)
15-year action plan to be taken for river management (The Financial Express)

GWP at UN press conference on World Water Day 2012
US intel: water a cause for war in coming decades (The Seattle Times)
US intel: water a cause for war in coming decades (The Associated Press)
US intel: water a cause for war in coming decades (KVAL)
Water: Cause for War in Coming Decades? (Sci-Tech Today)

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

DENR spearheads World Water Day celebration (The Online Zambogea Times, The Philippines)
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Central and Eastern Europe GWP Latvia and its partner Daugavas Savieniba prepare guidelines for restoration of water streams (Case Study #412)  


10-14 April, 2012, India Water Week, New Delhi

13-18 April, 2011 Water Security, Risk and Society, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, UK

20 April 2012, 7th Annual General Meeting of GWP Caribbean
25-26 April 2012, Third workshop on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins, Geneva, Switzerland

13-18 May 2012, IWA World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy 2012, Dublin, Ireland
20-24 May 2012, 4th Africa Water Week, Cairo, Egypt
22-25 May 2012, Green Week in Brussels is dedicated to water
1-3 May 2012, Mekong2Rio International Conference on Transboundary River Basin Management, Phuket, Thailand
5-8 June 2012, Global Symposium, The 1997 UN Watercourses Convention – What Relevance in the 21st Century?, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

11-14 June, 2012, 3rd Annual International Law and Transboundary Freshwaters Workshop 2012, GWP/Dundee University, Scotland, UK
20-22 June 2012, Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Developmen, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2-4 July 2012 Global Action NetworksWageningen University, The Netherlands

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The triennial World Water Development Report (UN-WWDR)
Alternatives to Privatization: Public Options for Essential Services in the Global South

Water and Climate Change Adaptation in the Americas; Solutions from the Regional Policy Dialog (RPD)”. It is available in English and Spanish
New OECD video on water policy, based on recent OECD publications/research
Southeast Asia Evaluation of the Status of IWRM Implementation books (Vol 1 & 2), GWP South Asia
No one Left Behind - Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region (ECE/WHO)

New Perspectives for the Management of Water Projects, Models and applications from 8 transboundary water projects
GWP Slovakia Launches Sustainable Sanitation Study

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