Global Water Partnership
January/February 2012

Training the Next Generation

UniversitiesA 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.

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New Country Water Partnership in Gambia

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.
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Benin and Netherlands Strengthen Water Cooperation

Benin2Benin 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.

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New GWP Publications

Perspectives Paper_Water Security_cover_400px_frame"Increasing Water Security – A Development Imperative", a new Perspectives Paper by the GWP Technical Committee.

Proceedings_300pxRegional Approaches to Food and Water Security in the Face of Climate Challenges – Proceedings from DBSA/GWP workshop in Midrand, South Africa.


Towards Integrated Management in Chile

ChileGWP 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.

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River and Lake Health in China Requires Action

China workshop2Setting 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.

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GWP India Supporting Community Participation in Ganges River Basin

ganga-river-2GWP 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.

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GWP at the 6th World Water Forum

6th WWF_logo_400pxThe 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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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.


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Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations and Applications: Chair of the Global Water Partnership
Invitation to Nominate Members to GWP Steering Committee

GWP in the News

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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 NetworksWageningen 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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Water Security courses 2012 at the University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom
Citizens’ Seventh Report on the State of India’s Environment, Excreta Matters: How urban India is soaking up water, polluting rivers and drowning in its own waste    
E-Learning course Governance in Urban Sanitation, 9 March to 25 May 2012, by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Water Framework Directive interactive maps
A Handbook of Global Freshwater Invasive Species

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