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Goal 2 Report Back To Plenary, CP 2009


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Presentation to the GWP Consulting Partners Meeting reporting back to the plenary on work group discussion concerning Strategic Goal 2, which includes Climate Change issues.

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Goal 2 Report Back To Plenary, CP 2009

  1. 1. Goal Two: Address Critical Development Challenges Consulting Partners Meeting, August 2009
  2. 2. Outcome Challenge 2a: National and regional policy maker, civic orgnaisations, water managers and international development agencies take into account the links between water and and CC etc. <ul><li>GWP role : what practical steps should GWP take to meet the outcome challenge? </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on decision makers and key stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Frame debate on climate change and IWRM within economic and other interests of decision-makers (e.g. Relevance to agriculture, tourism etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Have a position on Climate Change which is supported by research </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream IWRM in national development planning </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure Adaptation Plans are integrated into the IWRM process </li></ul><ul><li>Use stakeholder consultations and participatory dialog approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate information and best practices – demonstrate success </li></ul><ul><li>Harness GWP members – within and without ’GWP’ events/activites </li></ul>
  3. 3. Outcome Challenge 2a <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Various actors – need for GWP to define a distint role </li></ul><ul><li>Water not seen as an adaptation issue </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of interest and awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Competing interests and issues – eg. CC community, Environment community </li></ul>
  4. 4. Outcome Challenge 2a <ul><li>Solutions : what potential solutions are there in the face of the obstacles? </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the visibility and credibility of GWP (globally, regionally, nationally) </li></ul><ul><li>Use of advocacy and demonstration ’actions’. </li></ul><ul><li>This will also enhance ability to attract funding and help us to play the role of a neutral platform/convener for reconcilling and resolving competing interests </li></ul><ul><li>GWP should be a pioneer and identify emerging issues and position itself vis a vis these challenges </li></ul>
  5. 5. Outcome Challenge 2a <ul><li>Resources : what support is required (e.g., technical, institutional, political, etc.)? </li></ul><ul><li>Technical research on water and CC especially as it relates to particular geographic areas </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for programmes and projects </li></ul><ul><li>Political support </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic alliances </li></ul>
  6. 6. Outcome Challenge <ul><li>Messages – Transboundary : what key messages do we have, who are the boundary actors (key audiences), and how can the messages be delivered ? </li></ul><ul><li>Message 1: </li></ul><ul><li>IWRM planning at national level is a pre-requisite for successful transboundary IWRM approaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Key actors need to be involved from the start. The process must be demand-driven from the countries - GWP could then facilitate these processes. </li></ul><ul><li>Audiences (global and regional): </li></ul><ul><li>Decision makers and key negotiators in each country </li></ul><ul><li>(including government, local authorities, private sector , general public) </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery channels: Dialogue, Media, Parliamentarians </li></ul>
  7. 7. Outcome Challenge: (same one from previous slide) <ul><li>Messages - Tourism : what key messages do we have, who are the boundary actors (key audiences), and how can the messages be delivered ? </li></ul><ul><li>Message 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Not only Water adaptation for Tourism but also the need for adaptation of Tourism for IWRM including CC </li></ul><ul><li>Audiences (global and regional): </li></ul><ul><li>Decision makers, Tourism industry (operators, hotels, etc.), tourists, local communities </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery channels: </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue, key stakeholders, media, tourists, communities, public informatio </li></ul>
  8. 8. Outcome Challenge: (same one from previous slide) <ul><li>Messages – Food Security : what key messages do we have, who are the boundary actors (key audiences), and how can the messages be delivered ? </li></ul><ul><li>Message 3:Adopt sustainable agricultural practices and economic policies in support of eco-systems and water quality </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing food security in the medium and long term in relation with water resources </li></ul><ul><li>Audiences (global and regional): </li></ul><ul><li>Decision makers, economic sector, farmers, consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery channels: </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue, media </li></ul>