Category Archives: Water resources management

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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Making water and life simple to understand

Dr. Danka Thalmeinerova, former Senior Knowledge Management Officer at Global Water Partnership, reviews a recently-published book about… what else? Water! As a former senior knowledge management officer in a top water organization, I believed that one couldn’t say anything really … Continue reading

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Waste (water) is a she

This blog post is written by Lesha Witmer, Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) – it is part 2 of an on-going conversation that will be followed up during a one-day seminar “Understanding the Gender Dimension of Water and Waste” on … Continue reading

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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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