Category Archives: United Nations

Setting a goal is just the beginning: Improving measurability of the SDG indicators

By Elizabeth Frödén, Masters Student in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, and Water Resources, Stockholm University. Elizabeth was an intern with GWP from April to June 2018, working with the knowledge management and communications departments. When the UN first introduced the Sustainable Development … 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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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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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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UNECE Water Convention a Foundation for Water Cooperation

Dr. Danka Thalmeinerova, GWP’s Knowledge Management Officer, wrote this blog after attending a meeting on September 3-4, 2012, hosted by Finland, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and … 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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Water and the Future We Want

Global Water Partnership contributed the article below to Outreach, a publication of the Stakeholder Forum. It was written by Steven Downey, GWP Head of Communications, and  its key messages are based on GWP’s Rio+20 Policy Brief. No one knows what … Continue reading

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