El Salvador Water Bill Goes to Congress
To 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
Within 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.
Strengthening Transboundary Institutions for Water Resources in Africa
The 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.
GWP Contributes to International Water Events
Representatives 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
Rio+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.
Social 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
GWP 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).
Read more about benefits of being a GWP Partner.
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New Publication: Water Governance and Financing
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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
GWP IWRM ToolBox
Jamaica’s experience of water utility reform about dealing with water sector reform, case study #415
1-4 May 2012 Water–Energy–Food Securit
y, 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 Networks,
Wageningen University, The Netherlands
2012 UN-Water GLAAS report
, 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
Water Security And Climate Change: Challenges And Strategies
New Survey Of The Effects Of Climate Change On India's Water
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