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Engineering and Green Infrastructure: How do They Work Together?

GWP Senior Knowledge Management Officer Dr. Danka Thalmeinerova wonders about the connection between headline messages and real action in water management. Water leaders sometimes seem to develop new messages in order to justify holding global meetings. Messages such as “towards … Continue reading

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From Water Risk to Value Creation

By Fraser MacLeod, GWP Head of Global Projects: This is the title of a new report that I came across, and to me it crystalizes what I believe is one of the biggest challenges humanity faces in the coming decades: … Continue reading

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Winners for European Waters: Reflections from ERRC 2014

GWP Senior Knowledge Management Officer Dr. Danka Thalmeinerova shares impressions from the European River Restoration Conference in Vienna (ERRC 2014, 28-30 October), which she is attending. We all know that the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) made a paradigm shift … 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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Towards Water-wise Cities in Africa

Water security is under threat in many urban centres, writes GWP Senior Network François Brikké in this blog, which was originally published as a guest blog for The African Water Facility (AWF).  Water security is under threat in many urban centres. The … Continue reading

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Minerals in Water – a Win-Win Issue for Public Health

Dr. Ania Grobicki, GWP’s Executive Secretary, has written the foreword to “Drinking water minerals and mineral balance – importance, health significance, safety precautions” (Rosborg I. et al), a book to be published by Springer Verlag in 2014. Below is an … 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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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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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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