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GWP in Action 2011, presentation by Executive Secretary Dr Ania Grobicki to GWP Consulting Partners Meeting 2012
 

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  • Agreement on establishment of River Basin Council inArmeniaAt a roundtable organised by GWP Armenia in June 2011,aimed at drawing attention to the problems oftransboundary river basins, participants agreed to worktowards the establishment of an independent AghstevRiver basin council to implement an integrated basinplan. Issues facing the basin include legal frameworks,deforestation and water quality. The meeting took placein Dilijan City on the banks of the transboundary AghstevRiver, a tributary of the Kura-Araks (also a transboundaryriver).The Aghstev is a 133 km long transboundary river thatemerges in Armenia and flows into neighbouringAzerbaijan. The Armenian part includes 36 ruralcommunities and three major cities with a total of 84,000inhabitants (2.6 percent of Armenia's population). In2011, an Aghstev River Basin Management Plan wasdeveloped with the support of the EU. Continued EUsupport is envisaged to reinforce monitoring, capacitydevelopment and identification of investments to reducepollution from hot spots.The Kura-Araks and Aghstev basins are located in the aridSouth Caucasus. Most of the population lives in thesebasins whose waters are essential for household,agricultural, industrial and other purposes. Theirimportance is reflected in the natural resourcesprotection programmes of Armenia, Georgia andAzerbaijan. It was concluded that the technical work ofPartners could convince policy makers to adopt IWRMplans at national and even transboundary levels.GWP CACENA to mediate in Aral Sea projectGWP Central Asia and Caucasus (CACENA) has received agrant from USAID to coordinate a consortium developinga regional economic model for the integrated use ofwater resources in the Aral Sea basin. A meeting washeld in December 2011 to develop specific assignmentsfor national experts from five countries.Integrated operational scenarios will be developed forexisting and potential storage reservoirs in the Aral Seabasin's two main rivers. Allocation of water impacts fiveeconomic sectors (agriculture, energy, health, industry,and the environment). National experts will beresponsible for contributing to the concept, andcollecting, analysing and processing both hydrologicaland economic data. The project is also supported by theInternational Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) to guidefuture investment.GWP CACENA was selected as coordinator because of itsreputation and ability to bring together national expertsfrom all five countries and to create outputs acceptable toall. Acceptance of the modelling results is the biggestconcern of the client (IFAS) because of a recent loss ofmutual confidence among the countries.

GWP in Action 2011, presentation by Executive Secretary Dr Ania Grobicki to GWP Consulting Partners Meeting 2012 GWP in Action 2011, presentation by Executive Secretary Dr Ania Grobicki to GWP Consulting Partners Meeting 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • GWP in Action 2011Dr Ania GrobickiGWP Executive Secretary
  • Working Towards A Water-Secure WorldA growing internationalnetwork since 1996 • 13 Regional Water Partnerships (RWPs) • 80 Country Water Partnerships (CWPs) • 2,680 institutional Partners in 165 countries • Grown more than 5-fold since 2004
  • Our Strategy 2009-20131. Promote water as a key part ofsustainable national development[operational]2. Address critical developmentchallenges [advocacy]3. Reinforce knowledge sharing andcommunication [knowledge]4. Build a more effective network[partnering]
  • GWP Caribbean • Ministers recognise IWRM as mechanism for sustainable water resources management (Goal 1) • GWP Caribbean supports IWRM policy and roadmap for Guyana (Goal 1)70 Partners, 20 countries
  • GWP Central Africa• GWP planning tool supports Kribi port development in Cameroon(Goal 1) 130 Partners, 7 countries
  • GWP Central America• Three watershed councils established in Honduras, including the Tulian River Basin (Puerto Cortes) (Goal 1)• IWRM Plan for Panama approved (Goal 1)162 Partners, 7 countries
  • GWP Central and Eastern Europe• Danube basin recognised as a political and economic space (GWP CEE supporting macro- projects: Goal 1)• Awareness of the environment created through art (Goal 3) 136 Partners, 12 countries
  • GWP Central Asia and Caucasus• Agreement on Aghstev River Basin Council in Armenia (Goal 1)• GWP CACENA to co- ordinate major Aral Sea modelling project bringing together 5 countries (Goal 1) 150 Partners, 8 countries
  • GWP China• Agreement on promotion of IWRM in Xiangjiang Basin of Hunan (Goal 1)• Ministry agrees to recommendation to improve water resource management for extreme climate adaptation (Goal 2) 99 Partners, 5 Provincial Water Partnerships
  • GWP Eastern Africa• African Development Bank recommends financial support of IWRM planning in Burundi (Goal 1) 163 Partners, 8 countries
  • GWP Mediterranean• Specific actions for private sector participation in water infrastructure (Goal 4)• Agreement on a 5- country shared vision for the Drin River Basin (Goal 1) 87 Partners, 21 countries
  • GWP South America• Chiles effort towards the integrated management of water resources supported (Goal 1)• Regional policies addressing water and energy nexus in the context of climate change advocated (Goal 271 Partners, 10 countries 2)
  • GWP South Asia• Capacity built involving stakeholders in IWRM approach in Rajasthan to implement water policy (Goal 1)• Cost-effective urban flood risk management framework developed for Dhaka city (Goal 2) 461 Partners, 7 countries
  • GWP Southeast Asia• Small water service providers in the Philippines now recognised as delivering on MDGs (Goal 4) 245 Partners, 9 countries
  • GWP Southern Africa• Wastewater management plan developed in Botswana using an integrated approach (Goal 1)• Climate change adaptation strategy for the SADC water sector launched (Goal 2) 270 Partners, 12 countries
  • GWP West Africa• GWP Benin played key role in putting water on national agenda (Goal 1)• GWP Gambia launched (Goal 4) 201 Partners, 15 countries
  • 2011 : WACDEP launched (8 countries, 4 transboundaryriver basins and one transboundary aquifer) "In the face of climate change, partnerships such as 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
  • 2011 : Celebrating 15 years of GWP withHRH the Prince of Orange : Chair of UNSGABand GWP Patron
  • 2011 : GWP spreading the vision ofglobal partnershipGlobal Soil Partnership launched by 180 countries in September 2011 at FAO“The Global Soil Partnership will complement the 15-year-old Global Water Partnership ….”Terms of Reference of GSP :”The Global Soil Partnership will mirror the GWP in its structure and working procedures …” MOU signed between GWP and FAO to strengthen collaboration at country/regional levels
  • GWP Global• GWP influenced agenda and declaration for Rio+20 at the 7th UNECE Environment for Europe„ Ministerial Conference (Goal 1)• GWP organized “Water and Climate Day” at COP 17; SBSTA resolved to hold a technical workshop on water 140 Partner organizations from 27 and climate change in 2012 countries that are not associated (Goal 2) with a Regional Water Partnership