The case of the water insecure: buildinga national, regional and global coalitionDr. Letitia A. ObengChairGlobal Water Par...
WATER        Sources: UN Water/internet
Cooperation is crucial!                                Water         CC                             Food       Finance    ...
Zimbabwe:	  rainfall	  and	  GDP	  growth                      15.0                                                       ...
ChallengesPopulationUrbanizationFood SecurityClimate Change
GWP communications
Everything is connected…          800   Corn                                                    140                Wheat  ...
Hungry people in the developing world
The volatility in food prices in 2008            should be treated as a warning sign of            what is to come!       ...
The age of consequences                           Increasing food insecurity             More competition over water resou...
Increased Frequency & Intensity of        Floods & Droughts
AFP-Getty Images(Sources	  David	  Grey,	  http://www.companysj.com/v244/hurricane.html)	  
Increasing riskGlobal Development Center
Reuters(Source	  David	  Grey	  )(Source:David	  Grey	  )      Source	  David	  Grey	  
We need to learn from each other                             Water          CC                           Food       Financ...
Water SecurityVital for a better future in which:•  there is enough water for people’s social and economicdevelopment and ...
Index includes: access toimproved drinking water andsanitation; the availability ofrenewable water and thereliance on exte...
UN Water Review of IWRM Planning•  125 countries reviewed•  64% of countries have development plans•  34% of these plans a...
Building Water Security through the IWRM •  IWRM is the means to an end, an approach, a set of tools •  Integrated Water R...
Geography                           Resources endowment/                           variability                           T...
Opportunities for Cooperation - RiverType of Cooperation                           The Challenge                  The Oppo...
A Water Secure World•  High level leadership and ownership•  Stakeholder involvement and   ownership•  Financed water mana...
Local, global, regional, cooperation                             Water          CC                           Food       Fi...
Keys for Success•  Measurement to assess and improve   performance, supported by clear policies•  Convene the players need...
Presentation by GWP Chair Dr Letitia A Obeng at the conference "Water Security, Risk and Society", 16-18 April, 2012 at St...
Presentation by GWP Chair Dr Letitia A Obeng at the conference "Water Security, Risk and Society", 16-18 April, 2012 at St...
Presentation by GWP Chair Dr Letitia A Obeng at the conference "Water Security, Risk and Society", 16-18 April, 2012 at St...
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Presentation by GWP Chair Dr Letitia A Obeng at the conference "Water Security, Risk and Society", 16-18 April, 2012 at St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, UK

  1. 1. The case of the water insecure: buildinga national, regional and global coalitionDr. Letitia A. ObengChairGlobal Water Partnership
  2. 2. WATER Sources: UN Water/internet
  3. 3. Cooperation is crucial! Water CC Food Finance Energy Conflicts Problems are interconnectedMohamed AIT KADI GWP/TEC
  4. 4. Zimbabwe:  rainfall  and  GDP  growth 15.0 3.0 2.0 Variability in Rainfall (Meter) 10.0Real GDP growth (%) 1.0 5.0 0.0 -1.0 0.0 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 -2.0 -5.0 Real GDP grow th (%) -3.0 Variability in Rainfall (Meter) -10.0 -4.0 Years Correla7on  between  GDP  and  Rainfall  in  Zimbabwe   (Source:  David  Grey  )
  5. 5. ChallengesPopulationUrbanizationFood SecurityClimate Change
  6. 6. GWP communications
  7. 7. Everything is connected… 800 Corn 140 Wheat 120 600 100 US$/barrel RiceUS$/ton Oil (right scale) 80 400 60 200 40 20 0 0 Source: von Braun 2008 with data from FAO 2008 and IMF 2008.
  8. 8. Hungry people in the developing world
  9. 9. The volatility in food prices in 2008 should be treated as a warning sign of what is to come! RiotsMohamed AIT KADI GWP/TEC
  10. 10. The age of consequences Increasing food insecurity More competition over water resources Migration Difficulties of supplying cities State failures International conflictsMohamed AIT KADI GWP/TEC
  11. 11. Increased Frequency & Intensity of Floods & Droughts
  12. 12. AFP-Getty Images(Sources  David  Grey,  http://www.companysj.com/v244/hurricane.html)  
  13. 13. Increasing riskGlobal Development Center
  14. 14. Reuters(Source  David  Grey  )(Source:David  Grey  ) Source  David  Grey  
  15. 15. We need to learn from each other Water CC Food Finance Energy Conflicts Problems are interconnectedMohamed AIT KADI GWP/TEC
  16. 16. Water SecurityVital for a better future in which:•  there is enough water for people’s social and economicdevelopment and for ecosystems.•  the world is better able to harnesses waters productivepower and minimize the impact of its destructive force.
  17. 17. Index includes: access toimproved drinking water andsanitation; the availability ofrenewable water and thereliance on external supplies;the relationship betweenavailable water and supplydemands; and the waterdependency of each countryseconomy.
  18. 18. UN Water Review of IWRM Planning•  125 countries reviewed•  64% of countries have development plans•  34% of these plans are advanced in implementation
  19. 19. Building Water Security through the IWRM •  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
  20. 20. Geography Resources endowment/ variability Trade Democracy & Governance Power asymmetries Diplomatic relations Political regimes Colonial heritages….Mohamed AIT KADI GWP/TEC
  21. 21. Opportunities for Cooperation - RiverType of Cooperation The Challenge The OpportunitiesIncreasing the benefits to Degraded water quality, Improved water quality, riverthe river watersheds, wetlands, and flow characteristics, soil biodiversity conservation, biodiversity and overall sustainabilityIncreasing benefits from Increasing demands for Improved WRM (Agrithe river water +hydrop) flood-drought management, navigation, environmental conservation, water quality and recreationReduced costs because Tense regional relations and Coop& Dev < Dispute/of the river political economy impacts conflict, food/ energy selfsufficiency > security, ..Increasing benefits Regional fragmentation Integration of regionalbeyond the river infrastructure, markets and trade C.W. Sadoff, D. Grey / Water Policy (2002)
  22. 22. A Water Secure World•  High level leadership and ownership•  Stakeholder involvement and ownership•  Financed water management plans for implementation•  Strong inter-sectoral cooperation•  Institutions•  Information•  Infrastructure•  Managing trade-offs•  Good governance
  23. 23. Local, global, regional, cooperation Water CC Food Finance Energy Conflicts Problems are interconnected & Cannot be solved by 1 countryMohamed AIT KADI GWP/TEC alone
  24. 24. Keys for Success•  Measurement to assess and improve performance, supported by clear policies•  Convene the players needed to develop better solutions across sectors•  Lead change locally through government- corporate-civil society partnerships supported by financial instruments

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