GWP Executive Secretary Dr Ania Grobicki's presentation at the Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters, organised by UNSGAB at the UN Headquarters in New York on 6 March 2013
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"Water is life. But water is also a threat to life." GWP participated at the Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters, organised by UNSGAB at the UN Headquarters in New York on 6 March ...

"Water is life. But water is also a threat to life." GWP participated at the Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters, organised by UNSGAB at the UN Headquarters in New York on 6 March 2013.
The Special Session on Water and Disasters, an initiative of the UN Secretary-General, will be held at the United Nations to raise awareness, share experiences and good practices, and discuss ways forward towards global actions on water and disasters.

The meeting includes high-level participation from the Crown Prince of Japan, Honorary President of the United Nations Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, GWP Patron HRH Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mr. Vuk Jeremic, President of the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Han Seung-soo, Founding Chair of the High-level Expert Panel on Water and Disasters and the Board.

Read more about the event: http://unsgab.org/news/130306.htm

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GWP Executive Secretary Dr Ania Grobicki's presentation at the Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters, organised by UNSGAB at the UN Headquarters in New York on 6 March 2013 GWP Executive Secretary Dr Ania Grobicki's presentation at the Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters, organised by UNSGAB at the UN Headquarters in New York on 6 March 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • GWP : Building water security and climateresilience through the IWRM approachDr Ania GrobickiExecutive Secretary, GWP05 March 2013
  • GWP´s Vision – a water secure worldEnough water for all – for society, for economic development, and for ecosystemsReducing risks of drought, floods, landslides, water-borne diseases – all the negative aspects of waterImproved quality of life for the most vulnerable, especially women and childrenThrough an integrated approach – holistic, participatory, working with all sectors and stakeholders MISSION – To support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels
  • A growing internationalnetwork since 1996 • 13 Regional Water Partnerships (RWPs) • 80 Country Water Partnerships (CWPs) • 2,823 Partner organizations in 167 countries • Grown 7-fold since 2004
  • GWP: Network, Partnershipand InterGovernmental Organization“A partnership is not the sum of its parts,it is the product of the parts interaction.”
  • Building Water Security through the IWRM approach IWRM is the means to an end, an approach, a set of tools Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximise economic and social welfare in an equitable manner, without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems and the environment
  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)Integration of sectoral interests is the key Coordination, Integration (vertical/ horizontal, decentralisation, stakeholder dialogue and involvement
  • 54 Tools 54 tools 383 Case Studies+ archive of nationalIWRM plans
  • IWRM on the international agenda2002 : WSSD, Johannesburg : Countries undertook to develop and implementIWRM and water efficiency plans (by 2005!)2012 : Rio + 20 : Countries reaffirm the IWRM approach; UN-Water Status Report
  • Implications of climate change :More climatic extremes Run off variation (1960-90 /2070-90)
  • GWP Framework for Water Security and Climate Resilience Better climate information/climate services Climate Climate Disaster Risk Disaster Risk Adaptation Adaptation Reduction Reduction Water Water Security SecurityGWP´s role :- Reaching out to the climate community and the disaster risk management community- Linking water security with these agendas at national level, regional level, global level- Advocating that better water management is essential for building climate resilience(a ”no regrets” strategy) // Building national and regional programmes
  • 10 years of the WMO-GWP Associated Programme onFlood Management Established in 2001 to promote the concept and practice of Integrated Flood Management (IFM) Guidelines and tools developed, incl. Flash floods, urban flood management, delta governance/risk management 2009 : launch of the IFM HelpDesk as a demand-driven mechanism to support countries in flood risk management 36 Support Base Partners provide active knowledge base and backstopping HelpDesk has supported 14 projects in 26 countries to date
  • Objective of the WMO-GWP Integrated DroughtManagement Programme :To support stakeholders at all levels by providing policyand management guidance and by sharing scientificinformation, knowledge and best practicesfor Integrated Drought Management.(launching March 2013 – next week in Geneva)
  • 2011 : WACDEP launched in Africa (8 Africancountries,4 transboundary river basins, 1 transboundary "In the face of climate change, partnerships such asaquifer) those launched in the Water, Climate and Development Programme with Global Water Partnership represent a good first step." Hon. Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, South Africa, and President of AMCOW, at the 3rd Africa Water Week in 2011
  • A growing internationalnetwork since 1996 Thank you !