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GWP Central and Eastern Europe

  1. 1. G WP Central and Eastern Europe
  2. 2. Vision and mission <ul><li>The Global Water Partnership's vision is for a water secure world </li></ul><ul><li>Its mission is to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels </li></ul>
  3. 3. The region of Central and Eastern Europe
  4. 4. The region of Central and Eastern Europe <ul><li>Population of 152 million people, a quarter of all Europeans </li></ul><ul><li>Total area of over 2.03 million km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>12 countries in Baltic and Danube regions </li></ul><ul><li>Baltic region: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Danube region: Bulgaria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1998 </li></ul>
  5. 5. GWP CEE Strategy 2009-2013 <ul><li>Tool for facilitating implementation of IWRM principles in the context of European water polices </li></ul><ul><li>Four strategic goals covering IWRM dialogues, public participation, sustainable sanitation, floods and droughts, communication and governance </li></ul><ul><li>Involves inter-regional cooperation with the GWP Central Asia and Caucasus region </li></ul><ul><li>Regularly updated with emerging issues such as climate adaptation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Strategic Goal 1: National Dialogues <ul><li>Regional Water Vision up to 2025 was a result of first dialogues From Vision to Action presented at the Hague World Water Forum in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>National and regional dialogues are synthesized into regional reports </li></ul><ul><li>A series of IWRM Dialogues in 2007 resulted in common declarations with governments and changes in legislation </li></ul><ul><li>As a result, GWP Ukraine succeeded in embedding IWRM in National Environmental Strategy </li></ul>
  7. 7. Strategic Goal 1: Public Participation <ul><li>Aarhus Convention provides a legal framework for access to information and justice </li></ul><ul><li>Public Participation Task Force established in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Organized Danube Day celebrations at Water & Sustainable Development Expo in Zaragoza (2008), co-organized Danube Stakeholder Forum (2009) and regional input to Danube Strategy in (2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Observer status to the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River and the Helsinki Commission </li></ul>
  8. 8. Strategic Goal 2: Sustainable Sanitation <ul><li>Seeks alternative and decentralized solution to sanitation services for rural population </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Sanitation in CEE: Addressing the Needs of Small and Medium-Size Settlements published in 2007 and translated into 12 languages </li></ul><ul><li>20 million Europeans , mostly in new member states, are lacking access to sanitation services </li></ul><ul><li>Advocates for sustainable sanitation at various forums and contributes to drafting Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation to be launched at the 6 th World Water Forum </li></ul>
  9. 9. Strategic Goal 2: Floods and Droughts <ul><li>In cooperation with World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Guidance on Flash Flood Management was published in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>GWP CEE participate s in development of a new WMO Integrated Drought Management Programme </li></ul>
  10. 10. Strategic Goal 3: Communication and ToolBox <ul><li>Publications, social media and extended web-based activities including GWP ToolBox </li></ul><ul><li>The ToolBox is a free and open database with a library of IWRM case studies and references </li></ul>
  11. 11. Strategic Goal 4: Network governance <ul><li>Network governance and fundraising targeting programs of UN organizations, European Union, international river basin commissions, national Official Development Assistance and a private sector </li></ul>
  12. 12. Governance <ul><li>Consulting Partners : more than 140 member organizations in 12 C EE countries </li></ul><ul><li>Country Water Partnerships : actively support the development of national policies </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Council : highest decision making body of GWP CEE </li></ul><ul><li>Secretariat : hosted by Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute </li></ul><ul><li>GWP Network : GWP CEE is a part of Global Water Partnership network </li></ul>
  13. 13. GWP Global Network <ul><li>F ounded in 1996 by the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) </li></ul><ul><li>The network is open to all organisations involved in water resources management </li></ul><ul><li>GWP’s international network comprises 13 Regional Water Partnerships , over 74 Country Water Partnerships , and more than 2,350 Partners located in 154 countries </li></ul><ul><li>The secretariat is based in Stockholm, Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>The network is supported financially by Canada, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States </li></ul>
  14. 14. Contact information <ul><li>G WP CEE www.gwp ceeforum .org </li></ul><ul><li>Global Water Partnership www.gwp.org </li></ul><ul><li>GWP ToolBox www.gwptoolbox.org </li></ul><ul><li>How to become a partner? www.gwp.org/en/Get-involved/Become-a-Partner/Apply-Now / </li></ul>
  15. 15. GWP CEE social media <ul><li>Flickr: foto database of GWP CEE www.flickr.com/gwpcee </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: www.twitter.com /GWPCEE </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare: slide and document sharing www.slideshare.net/gwpceewaterpartnership </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Global-Water-Partnership-Central-and-Eastern-Europe/102043026503115 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Regional Secretariat <ul><li>GWP CEE </li></ul><ul><li>c/o Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Jeseniova 17, 833 15 Bratislava, Slovakia </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: +421 2 5941 5224 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: +421 2 5941 5273 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention

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