Training the Next Generation
A key part of ensuring that future water practitioners take an integrated approach to managing water resources is to target those training young water professionals. GWP Central America is strengthening its work with universities to provide them with knowledge and information on water resources management. In recent months, Country Water Partnerships and the Regional Secretariat have organized events for the academic community.
New Country Water Partnership in Gambia
“This Partnershipis very important and its' implementation should support Gambia in the sustainable management of its water resources ... The government and my department will provide all necessary support to do so,” said Mrs Fatou Sosseh Jallow, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Office of the Minister in charge of water of the Gambia at the official ceremony establishing GWP Gambia on 20 December 2011.
Benin and Netherlands Strengthen Water Cooperation
Benin and the Netherlands signed a four year Memorandum of Understanding on water and pledged to establish a "technical advisory platform" with GWP Benin and the Netherlands Water Partnership playing the role of secretariat for the platform for 2012-2015. The MOU was signed by Mr. Ben Knapen, Dutch Minister for European and International Cooperation and Mr. Jonas Gbian, Beninese Minister in charge of water on Thursday, January 12, 2012.
New GWP Publications
Towards Integrated Management in Chile
GWP Chile organized a seminar "Towards an Integrated Water Resources Management” in Santiago on Tuesday, December 13 together with the Faculty of Law at Gabriela Mistral University. The workshop emerged as an initiative from the Diagnosis of Water Resources Management developed by the World Bank and disseminated by the General Water Directorate in June 2011.
Setting up of institutional mechanisms, legal status issues, and developing biological monitoring standards, were discussed at a workshop on monitoring and assessment methods for river and lake health, organized by GWP China on January 13, 2012, in Beijing.
River and Lake Health in China Requires Action
GWP India Supporting Community Participation in Ganges River Basin
GWP India is supporting the Society for the Promotion of Waste Lands Development who, with key partners the Sach-Sach Society and Shramik Bharti, is undertaking a dialogue with community-based organisations across the Ganga River on the need to engage meaningfully with the National Ganga River Basin Authority and the Indian Institute of Technology consortium.
The Ganges was ranked among the top five most polluted rivers of the world in 2007 with pollution threatening not only humans, but also more than 140 fish species, 90 amphibian species and the endangered Ganges river dolphin.
GWP at the 6th World Water Forum
The 6th World Water Forum takes place in Marseille March 12-17, 2012. GWP will participate in the following activities.
Meet Our Partners
GWP is a network of more than 2,500 institutional partners. Here is an interview with GWP is a network of more than 2,500 institutional partners. Here is an interview with Prof. M S Rathore, Director of the Centre for Environment and Development Study, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
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Model of water supply and sanitation in rural areas
Case study No. 411 discusses an innovative system of water supply and sanitation in the rural areas in Ceara State of Brazil.
Participatory management of water resources
Case study No. 410 from Venezuela shows the benefits of community involvement in solving conflicts of water supply and sewage disposal.
Output based subsidies
Case study No. 409 presents the role of the domestic private sector in the delivery of urban water in Uganda.
12-17 March, 6th World Water Forum
, Marseille, France
22 March 2012, World Water Day
: "Water and Food Security"
1 April 2012: Call for entries for WASH Media Awards
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
2-4 July 2012 Global Action Networks,
Wageningen University, The Netherlands
25-26 April 2012, Third workshop on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins
, Geneva, Switzerland
20-24 May 2012, 4th
Africa Water Week, Cairo, Egypt
5-8 June 2012, Global Symposium, The 1997 UN Watercourses Convention – What Relevance in the 21st Century?
, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
20-22 June 2012, Rio+20
, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Developmen, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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