Global Water Partnership
April 2012

El Salvador Water Bill Goes to Congress

Flooding El SalvadorTo celebrate World Water Day, the President of El Salvador through the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, presented the General Water Bill to the National Congress on the 22nd of March. The Law recognizes the human right to water. GWP El Salvador has been advocating for this bill for several years.

Stakeholder Consultations in Basin Shared by Rwanda and Burundi

LakeWithin the framework of implementing the climate change related commitments of the Sharm el-Sheikh Declaration on Water and Sanitation, GWP and AMCOW are implementing the Water Climate Development Programme (WACDEP). The WACDEP aims to support African countries develop no/low regrets Water Security and Climate Resilience Investment Strategies, Plans and Projects, and promote the integration of water security and climate resilience into national development plans.

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Strengthening Transboundary Institutions for Water Resources in Africa

DamThe European Commission is supporting a project aimed at strengthening regional cooperation for the sustainable management of transboundary waters in Africa, through programmatic and institutional strengthening of the African Network of Basin Organisations (ANBO), under the overall framework of the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW). The inception phase is expected to take 12 months, starting this year. The project will be implemented by the African Network of Basin Organisations in partnership with GWP.

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GWP Contributes to International Water Events

BWPRepresentatives from GWP worldwide participated actively in the celebrations on 22 March of World Water Day in addition to the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille.

New GWP Policy Briefs

GWP-Rio20 Policy BriefRio+20: Water Security for Growth and Sustainability
This Policy Brief summarizes the key messages towards the Rio+20 Conference. The messages derive from GWP work and experiences and include: the crucial role of water as a key driver in the green economy, the need for building more effective institutions to manage water better, especially at transboundary level, the ongoing need for integrated approaches, ensuring water security for the economy, for society and for the environment, and the political leadership and vision essential for overcoming fragmentation.

GWP Equity Policy BriefSocial Equity: The Need for an Integrated Approach
Social equity, economic efficiency, and environmental sustainability constitute the three pillars of Integrated Water Resources Management.  As one of the goals of public water policies, equity features frequently in arguments that promote, or object to, reforms in the water sector.  It also features high on the agenda in the fight against poverty. The Policy Brief provides an analytical framework that policy-makers can use to understand the relationship between water management and social equity – including causes, dynamics, consequences, and possible solutions. 

Survey on ToolBox Use

ToolBox 2GWP has launched a survey to collect feedback from those of you who use GWP's IWRM ToolBox. We want to know what to improve and how. The survey is available in English, Spanish, French and Russian. Go to survey. Deadline is 30 April 2012.

Meet Our Partners

GWP is a network of more than 2,500 institutional partners. Here is an interview with Mr. Firdaus Ali, Jakarta Water Supply Regulatory Body (JWSRB).

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New Publication: Water Governance and Financing

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To raise awareness of the tools and sources of finance needed for water related interventions. Read more


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GWP People

Mr Patrick Safari is the new Regional Coordinator for GWP Eastern Africa
Mr Kidanemariam Jembere Tiruneh is the new Regional Programme Manager for GWP Eastern Africa
GWP Slovakia appointed a new Chair, Ms. Elena Fatulova

GWP in the News

Water scarcity to drive conflict, hit food and energy (Reuters AlertNet)
Global Water Partnership: Vision of a Water Secure World, article GWP Executive Secretary (Global Water System Project)

Interview with GWP Executive Secretary (Hydrolink)
GWP Venezuela promotes integrated water management (Noticiero Digital)
Una semana para conmemorar el Día Mundial del Agua (Círculo ambiental)
Gozo's water consumption to reduce with Alter Aqua project (Gozo News)
Students learn how to gauge water quality (New Straits Times)
Fashola: There Is Water To Drink  (Leadership Newspapers)
Strategy needed to mitigate threat of global shortages  (
SK TTDI 2 Celebrates World Water Day 2012 through River Water Awareness Programme  (Bernama)
Water: Cause for War in Coming Decades? (Sci-Tech Today)
US intel: water a cause for war in coming decades (The Seattle Times)
US intel: water a cause for war in coming decades (AP in The Guardian)
More articles in our Press room.


Jamaica’s experience of water utility reform about dealing with water sector reform, case study #415


1-4 May 2012 Water–Energy–Food Security, Winnipeg, Canada

13-18 May 2012, IWA World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy 2012, Dublin, Ireland

31 May 2012, Symposium on Integrated Water Resource Management, Beirut, Lebanon
14-18 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

More events


2012 UN-Water GLAAS report
Country Indicators, UN Water portal
Revolve’s Special Report on Water Around the Mediterranean
4th World Water Development Report (UN Water, 2012)
Water Risk Filter
Assessing Health Impacts of Water Reuse in Agriculture in the Nile Delta  (World Bank)
Water Security And Climate Change: Challenges And Strategies
New Survey Of The Effects Of Climate Change On India's Water


The Water Supply and Sanitation Council (WSSCC) is currently recruiting for the position of Executive Director  

Water in the News

Water Problems in a World of Insecurity
Water: The defining fulcrum in history and politics Daily Star Online
'Water distribution inequitable' The Hindu
Caribbean Looks Ahead to Stave Off Fresh Water Scarcity Inter Press Service
Use of Innovative Technologies in GIS and Social Media to Better Manage Water


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