Category Archives: GWP

Can hydropower be environmentally friendly?

GWP Senior Knowledge Management Officer Dr Danka Thalmeinerova recently moderated a panel discussion at the ICPDR workshop “Sustainable Hydropower: Progress, Solutions and Remaining Challenges”. These are her reflections from the event. All Danube Basin countries have committed to the implementation … Continue reading

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Drugging our water resources

March 22 is World Water Day and this year (2017) the theme is wastewater. GWP offers two blogs about this subject. The first, by Dr. Danka Thalmeinerova, GWP Senior Knowledge Management Officer, explained why she is going to re-think her … Continue reading

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My wardrobe malfunction and wastewater

March 22 is World Water Day and this year (2017) the theme is wastewater. GWP offers two blogs about this subject. The first, by Dr. Danka Thalmeinerova, GWP Senior Knowledge Management Officer, explains why she is going to re-think her … 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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Water Exports vs. National Heritage in Slovakia

It appears that the government of Slovakia is going to submit a law, in spite of considerable opposition, that will allow the export of water from Slovakia. Dr. Danka Thalmeinerova, GWP’s Senior Knowledge Management Officer, who is from Slovakia, explains … Continue reading

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Cease-Fire on IWRM

One of GWP’s strategic allies, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), posted a mildly critical blog of the integrated approach to water resources management (IWRM). To invite debate, GWP re-posted it to its own blog. Below is a response by … Continue reading

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IWRM: Not Pragmatic Enough?

GWP is a strong advocate for the integrated approach to water resources management (IWRM) and works to see it implemented around the globe. But IWRM, like any concept, has its critics. We welcome debate and so we publish below a … Continue reading

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What makes deltas different?

Deltas, where the river meets the sea, are dynamic and productive systems where people live and have built civilizations for millennia. Throughout the world they host dense populations and are important centers of food production, livelihoods and industry. These confluences … 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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Eastern Africa Faces Another Drought Disaster

World media reports are rolling in—yet again—about the latest drought to hit Eastern Africa. As we know, food security depends on a regular supply of water and right now a prolonged drought with little prospect of rain before September means … Continue reading

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