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GWP celebrates 20 years

GWP was founded in 1996, in a bid to support countries in the sustainable management of their water resources for the benefit of poor and vulnerable groups. To achieve this, a strong focus was placed on an action-oriented, cross-sector approach. GWP now has over 3,000 partners in 174 countries. This year, celebrations from across the GWP network will be captured here:

February 2016

GWP opens new, free of charge web shop

For its 20th Anniversary, GWP has developed a new web shop that contains GWP’s global publications. This is a gift to all GWP Partners and anyone seeking information on various water issues. The shop is open and available here – and everything is free of charge. 


Jacques Rey: It's about meaningful connections 

During the Anniversary year, we will talk to key people within the GWP network. First out is Head of Network Operations Jacques Rey, who has been involved with GWP since the very start in 1996. It's all about providing meaningful connections for the partners, he says of GWP. 

GWP in the news
China water resources research build on development work (Environment
protection site)

Climate change: A threat to water resources (Caribbean News Service)

More news >>

Up-coming events
2-3 March, European River Symposium 2016, Vienna, Austria

7-11 March, Introduction to water utility regulation, Budapest, Hungary

More events >>

Vacancies at GWP
Programme Assistant, Stockholm, Sweden. Deadline 26 February. 

Programme Officer, Athens, Greece. Deadline 29 February.

GWP vacancies >>

New people
GWP Southern Africa welcomes new Chair

New resources
WACDEP training material (GWP Caribbean)

Video documentary “Kyiv small rivers” (GWP Ukraine)

GWP Central America updated water resources status

More resources >>

Short film realization in the framework of WACDEP. Deadline 18 February.

Experienced water postdoc fellowship COFUND programme. Deadline 1 March.

International water law training in Africa. Deadline 10 March.

More calls >>

Bridging role for GWP China

GWP China’s Host Institute in Beijing welcomed Mr. Chen Lei, Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources, and other dignitaries on 14 January. Minister Chen Lei expressed hope that GWP China continues to develop its partnership network and acts as a bridge between government and the public. Read more >>

More from Asia: 

GWP Myanmar working to improve water law

GWP Myanmar is working under the Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP), to integrate water security and climate resilience in the national water policy and water law. Two studies have been started to assess the current situation in country, and what the needs are. Read more >>


Progress in water integrity in MENA region

The regional project "Capacity Building Programme on Water Integrity in the Middle East and North Africa" is a SIWI-led, Sida-supported, UfM-labelled programme, where GWP Mediterranean is a core regional partner. Three high level workshops were recently held in Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia. Read more >>

Training on urban water management in Africa

GWP is collaborating with the African Development Bank and Africa Water Facility, as well as partners, to support the region in addressing challenges related to water management in cities. A capacity building workshop on Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) was held 25-28 January in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast.

More opportunities in Africa - apply now:

Countries sign Mékrou Basin agreement

The ministers in charge of water in Benin, Burkina Faso, and Niger have signed a framework agreement of cooperation for the promotion of political dialogue and sustainable development of the Mékrou basin, an affluent of the Niger River. The signing took place on 22 December 2015 in Cotonou, Benin. Read more >>


University training on IWRM in Central Africa

In December 2015, GWP Central Africa offered a course on “Water and Socio-Economic Development” to 2nd year students of the School of Wood, Water, and Natural Resources of the Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Dschang in the south of Cameroon. Read more >>

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