Delivering the GWP Strategy 2009 -2013

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Delivering the GWP Strategy 2009 -2013

  1. 1. Delivering the GWP Strategy 2009 - 2013 : TOWARDS WATER SECURITY Address to the Consulting Partners Meeting 15 August 2009 Dr Ania Grobicki Executive Secretary
  2. 2. VISION – a water secure world <ul><li>Enough water for all – for society, for economic development, and for ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>Security from droughts, floods, landslides, water-borne diseases – all the negative aspects of water </li></ul><ul><li>Improved quality of life for the most vulnerable , especially women and children </li></ul><ul><li>Through an integrated approach – holistic, all-encompassing </li></ul>
  3. 3. MISSION <ul><li>To support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>River Basin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transboundary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic approach : networked, connected, co-ordinated </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><ul><ul><li>Solidarity and commitment to the poor and disadvantaged </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 13 Regional Water Partnerships 73 Country Water Partnerships 2,069 Partners in 149 countries A growing international network since 1996
  5. 5. 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>
  6. 6. Goal One <ul><ul><li>Improving governance systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving water infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving financing for water management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating transboundary cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring progress on IWRM </li></ul></ul>Promote water as a key part of sustainable national development This goal focuses on improving water resources management, putting IWRM into practice to help countries towards growth and water security emphasizing an integrated approach, good governance, appropriate infrastructure and sustainable financing.
  7. 7. Goal Two <ul><ul><li>Adapting to climate change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieving food security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tackling urbanization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resolving conflicts </li></ul></ul>Address critical development challenges This goal focuses on contributing to and advocating solutions for critical challenges to water security, such as climate change, growing urbanisation, food production, resource related conflict and other challenges as they emerge.
  8. 8. Goal Three <ul><ul><li>Communications capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic messages </li></ul></ul>Reinforce knowledge-sharing and communications This goal focuses on developing the capacity to share knowledge and to promote a dynamic communications culture, so as to support better water management.
  9. 9. Operations – putting IWRM into practice (1) Advocacy – intersectoral action (2) Knowledge sharing and communications (3): Key Strategic Messages Eg. Adapting to climate change
  10. 10. Disaster Risk Reduction Climate Change Adaptation Water Security GWP strategy for climate change adaptation (2a): Building resilience through water security Better climate information <ul><li>GWP´s role : </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching out to the climate community, the disaster management community </li></ul><ul><li>Linking water security with these agendas at national level, regional level, global level </li></ul><ul><li>Stressing that better water management is the key to climate adaptation </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>A process of change </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of the different GWP elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with strategic allies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical/intellectual strength </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking and communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serving partners´ needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability and good governance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding and fundraising </li></ul></ul>Implementing the Strategy Goal 4 : Organization and Governance Building water security: Building the future together

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