Category Archives: Climate change

Innovation and IWRM in Central American communities

Civil Engineer Axel Martinez, 26, from Nicaragua, spent five months as a Young Professional Development Initiative Intern under GWP’s Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP). He worked in GWP Central America’s regional office from August to December 2018. In this blog post, he shares reflections on his activities.  Central America is a … Continue reading

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Towards adaptation in Costa Rica

One of the 5 winning contributions to the GWP #YouthLed Projects global contest was a capacity building project for the rural sector in the Canton of Hojancha, Costa Rica. Eloy Mendez is 25 years old and from the province of … Continue reading

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What about Droughts?

Droughts can be defined in various ways and the effects may differ from one country to another. GWP intern Lara Vrtovec reflects on this. We are about to say goodbye to the hottest year on record. According to the WMO, … Continue reading

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Water: A no-brainer for the post-2015 agenda

The following blog article was written by the Global Water Partnership for “Outreach“, a multi-stakeholder publication on climate change and sustainable development, produced by Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, in relation to GWP’s participation at COP19 in Warsaw, Poland. … Continue reading

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Where Did Wetlands Go in Water Management?

World Wetlands Day, marked on February 2, did not attract a lot of attention this year (alas, it rarely does). No TV headlines, no political rhetoric, no riots. Only a few conservationists produced posters and pins to commemorate one of … Continue reading

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Water Musings

Adam Greenberg of SustainUS was part of the Water Group of YOUNGO (the youth major group) at COP17. He participated in GWP’s press briefing and we invited him to contribute to our blog given his passion for one of the … Continue reading

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Linking Water, Climate and Development at COP 17

A blog from Durban by Dr. Ania Grobicki, GWP Executive Secretary: In African countries the impacts of climate change are being primarily felt through water. There are posters outside the conference venue designed by the host, the South African Ministry … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Freshwater Resources

As part of our collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), GWP supported the UNFCCC secretariat in producing Climate Change and Freshwater resources. The publication is a synthesis of the voluntary contributions of 21 Nairobi Work Programme … Continue reading

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Water Falls Between the Cracks

Bonn 15 June 2011, UNFCCC negotiations GWP is at the climate change talks in Bonn to advocate for the pivotal role of water resources management in mitigating, and adapting to, climate change. It’s obvious to water people why water management … Continue reading

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Do we all live in different worlds?

This relevant and eye-opening question was asked by GWP Senior Network Officer Alex Simalabwi at the Water and Climate Dialogue event at the COP 16 climate change negotiations in Cancun, Mexico, last year. The question was so jarring that it … Continue reading

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