Category Archives: IWRM

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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How to Write an IWRM Teaching Manual

It takes a lot of coffee, innumerable flip charts, face to face meetings, long hours of concentration, textual analysis, and sharing experiences. Two GWP interns share their experience of the workshop that finalized GWP’s IWRM ToolBox Teaching Manual. By Sarah … 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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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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A Salute to the ERRC

GWP Senior Knowledge Management Officer Dr. Danka Thalmeinerova attended the 5th European River Restoration Conference (ERRC) in Vienna on 11-13 September 2013. Counting the number of conferences I have attended, this year has been special. All organizations and world leaders … 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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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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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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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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