Four Strategic Goals2009-2013• Promote water as a key part ofsustainable national development[operational]• Address critical developmentchallenges [advocacy]• Reinforce knowledgesharing and communication[knowledge]• Build a more effective network[partnering]
Providing some guidance• The GWP handbook– Purpose: To providecountries with the tools andknowledge they need to acton the WSSD action target inthe way that is most usefulfor them.
IWRM definitionIWRM is a process which promotes thecoordinated development andmanagement of water, land and relatedresources, in order to maximize theresultant economic and social welfare inan equitable manner withoutcompromising the sustainability of vitalecosystems.GWP, TEC Background Paper No. 4:Integrated Water Resources Management
....from that time, many IWRM knowledge produced by many.....Lessons learnt - captured in GWP publications
Technical Focus Papers• Water Demand Management - The Mediterranean Experience• The role of Decision Support Systems and Models in Integrated River Basin Management• Water and food security – the governance challenge: Experiences in India and China (inprint)
Perspectives Papers• Groundwater Resources andIrrigated Agriculture• Water in the Green Economy• Increasing Water Security –A Development Imperative
Proceedings from regional workshops• Water and Food Security (CAM)• Integrated Drought Management (CEE)• Integrated Urban Water Management (SEA) – inprint
IWRM needs a link to other strategiesand plans• An IWRM strategy should link to relevant national andregional plans and strategies.Examples:– National strategies to meet Millennium Development Goals– Country poverty reduction strategy papers (PRSPs)– National Five Year Plans or Sustainable Development Strategies– National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans– National Plans to Combat Desertification– National Plans on women’s development and empowerment
Integrated Water Resources Management is• an empirical concept which is built up from the on-the-groundexperience of practitioners,• a flexible approach to water management that can adapt to diversenational and local contexts,• thus it is not a scientific theory that needs to be proved or disprovedby scholars.
Objective of the IWRM approach is notwater management as such but humandevelopment.IWRM approach can only work if it doesnot focus exclusively on water.
The basics of integrationWhen putting IWRM intopractice it is important to thinkabout where and to whatdegree coordination and newmanagement instruments arenecessary.
How can this all be translatedinto education curricula?
Challenge in GWPPicture from V.Pangare: Global Perspectives on IWRM, 2006
•Examples of Knowledge ProductsThese products assist to create Political Commitment (byappearing at the desk of policy makers) and are used forCapacity Building Programmes
Activities in SAF• Project: Unpacking the IWRMToolBox using the Lower ManyameIWRM Demonstration Project– Lessons learned in developingIWRM Plan– Discussion how each tool isapplied in the IWRM plan– Publication disseminated toother basins• ToolBox training for WaterNetstudents– Regular training for MSc IWRMstudents
Application of GWP ToolBox in nationalwater planning• ToolBox used in Eritrea, Malawi, Ethiopia andZambia (PAWD initiative)– as a reference source to improve watergovernance– as a framework for analysis of the waterresources situation
Vision and goal• Vision:• ToolBox will be an internet based repository of all GWP knowledgeon IWRM and the first choice site for water practitioners, decisionmakers and partners• Goal:• ToolBox will contribute to establishing a global communicationplatform to share knowledge and develop capacity
www.gwptoolbox.orgwww.gwp.orgDoes the homepage of your website have a prominent link to the ToolBox?