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Presentation of Regional Water Partnership: March 2011

Presentation of Regional Water Partnership: March 2011

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