Category Archives: Water resources management

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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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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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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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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Groundwater: Often Invisible

Global Water Partnership regularly provides opportunities for students to do internships with the organization. Fanny Bontemps is studying a Masters in Sustainable Development at AgroParisTech in France. She assisted GWP with research on groundwater and drought topics. Here are her … 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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