Category Archives: Development

Pre-Soviet Water Management Practices in Central Asia

Eva Kleingeld is currently doing a 6-month internship with GWP as part of her Master studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Her subject is Russian and Eurasian Studies, with a thesis on Hydro-politics and security in Central Asia. She will … Continue reading

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What better reason for a Sustainable Development Goal on water?

Today, January 15, 2015, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Perception Survey rated “water crises” as the #1 risk facing the world in terms of its potential impact. In terms of its likelihood, “water crises” is listed at #8. This … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Our Water Culture Paths in the Mediterranean

“Much of the past water culture heritage has been left largely unexploited, resulting in neglect, deterioration and even loss of any potential remains”, writes Vangelis Constantianos, Executive Secretary of GWP Mediterranean in this blog. Holding only 3% of the world’s freshwater resources … Continue reading

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Invest in the Future!

Helene Komlos Grill, Senior Communications Officer at the Global Water Partnership, attended the Budapest Water Summit 8-11 October 2013. These are her reflections about the Summit. “Close your eyes and listen”, my colleague Dr Danka Thalmeinerova, GWP Senior Knowledge Management … Continue reading

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How to Ruin a Lake

GWP Senior Network Officer Gabriela Grau recently attended a Forum on Transboundary Basins Management in Guatemala. As part of the forum, participants visited Lake Amatitlan. Gabriela came away saddened by what she saw: Thirty years ago this lake was a … Continue reading

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Water security has improved when…

Dr. Danka Thalmeinerova, GWP’s Knowledge Management Officer, wrote this blog after attending GWP’s Expert Group Workshop on Water Security Indicators, November 20-21, 2012, at the GWP global secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden. How do we know when water security has improved? … Continue reading

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Twenty years later, IWRM is still the Answer – Report from Rio+20

The world community is in Brazil’s beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro at the United Nations Rio+20 Conference to push governments to make commitments to a more sustainable future. The theme is “The Future We Want.” GWP Communications Officer Helene … 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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No Alternative to IWRM

Dr. Thalmeinerova, Knowledge Management Officer for GWP, shares her thoughts on the Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference: As I walked the spacious corridors of the Palace of Independence in Astana, Kazakhstan, it didn’t take long before I ran into … Continue reading

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Our Message on World Water Day 2011

March 22, 2011, STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Today thousands of people mark World Water Day. The annual Stockholm Water Prize laureate will be announced. The official United Nations three-day event will culminate in Cape Town, South Africa. Since the first one in 1993, … Continue reading

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