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GWP Central and Eastern Europe
GWP Central and Eastern Europe
GWP Central and Eastern Europe
GWP Central and Eastern Europe
GWP Central and Eastern Europe
GWP Central and Eastern Europe
GWP Central and Eastern Europe
GWP Central and Eastern Europe
GWP Central and Eastern Europe
GWP Central and Eastern Europe
GWP Central and Eastern Europe
GWP Central and Eastern Europe
GWP Central and Eastern Europe
GWP Central and Eastern Europe
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GWP Central and Eastern Europe


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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