Global Water Partnership, Ms. Dana J. Thalmeinerova

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Global Water Partnership, Ms. Dana J. Thalmeinerova

  1. 1. Global Water Partnership Dana J. Thalmeinerova, GWP
  2. 2. 13 Regional Water Partnerships 73 Country Water Partnerships 2,069 Partners in 149 countries A growing international network since 1996
  3. 3. RWP RWP RWP RWP RWP RWP RWP RWP RWP RWP RWP RWP RWP RWP CWP CWP CWP CWP CWP Technical Committee Secretariat Plus: Special Programmes (PAWD, EUWI, PIWAG) CWP Allies 13 Regional Water Partnerships 73 Country Water Partnerships 2,069 Partners in 150 countries
  4. 4. Overall Approach to allies: (a) consolidating (Note: work in progress; being streamlined with GWP partners database classification)
  5. 5. Overall Approach to allies: (a) consolidating (Note: work in progress; being streamlined with GWP partners database classification)
  6. 6. Overall Approach to allies: (b) prioritizing (Note: work in progress; building link with work plans)
  7. 7. <ul><li>IWRM Dialogues at regional, river basin and national levles </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate rural sanitation – EU and national polices </li></ul><ul><li>Floods – climate change adaptation with WMO </li></ul>Central and Eastern Europe
  8. 8. OUR VISION: A water secure world <ul><li>How We Work: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All levels (Local/National/River Basin/Regional/ Transboundary) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic approach: networked, connected, coordinated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principles and values (from the Dublin principles) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meaningful dialogue – through a neutral stance </li></ul></ul>OUR MISSION: To support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels
  9. 9. Four Strategic Goals <ul><li>Promote water as a key part of sustainable national development [operational] </li></ul><ul><li>Address critical development challenges [advocacy] </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce knowledge sharing and communication [knowledge] </li></ul><ul><li>Build a more effective network [partnering] </li></ul>
  10. 10. National IWRM Planning Surveys - GWP involved in more than 26 countries PAWD Initiative
  11. 11. Knowledge & Communication <ul><li>How We Work: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present at Conferences/workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in Advisory Boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stockholm Water Weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>African Water Weeks </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Tools in ToolBox
  13. 13. How GWP can assist <ul><li>Bringing stakeholders together - conferences, workshops, programs </li></ul><ul><li>Formulating key issues and presenting them to decision-makers, e.g. transboundary co-operation and capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating IWRM Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Raising Public Awareness at country level </li></ul><ul><li>Joint publications in local languages </li></ul>
  14. 14. Characteristics of GWP <ul><li>GWP is unique – it is the only international organization dedicated to water resources management </li></ul><ul><li>GWP is influential - has articulated the IWRM approach and spread it worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>GWP provides local support – IWRM plans to meet WSSD target </li></ul><ul><li>GWP engages out of the water box - getting water on the World Economic Forum agenda </li></ul><ul><li>GWP reinforces the work of others (OECD on Financing Water Resources Management, ICPDR on Public participation) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Challenge in GWP: Advocacy for IWRM Picture from V.Pangare: Global Perspectives on IWRM, 2006

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