Category Archives: Water security

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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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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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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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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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 World Speaks With One Voice

Yesterday began the 6th World Water Forum. The water world meets at this forum every three years and this year it is in Marseille, France. It’s easy to be cynical about these forums especially if you give thought to the … Continue reading

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Integration, Policy Coherence, Implementation

GWP Executive Secretary Dr. Ania Grobicki reflects on the Bonn 2011 Conference on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus.  At Bonn 2011 (November 16-18), there was a lot of new vocabulary on display, as well as some genuinely new thinking – and … Continue reading

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Water Falls Between the Cracks

Bonn 15 June 2011, UNFCCC negotiations GWP is at the climate change talks in Bonn to advocate for the pivotal role of water resources management in mitigating, and adapting to, climate change. It’s obvious to water people why water management … Continue reading

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Our Message on World Water Day 2011

March 22, 2011, STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Today thousands of people mark World Water Day. The annual Stockholm Water Prize laureate will be announced. The official United Nations three-day event will culminate in Cape Town, South Africa. Since the first one in 1993, … Continue reading

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