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Youth network born in Central America

One hundred youth came together for the Youth for Water Conference in Granada, Nicaragua, on 11-12 March. The objective was to promote exchange among youth about water in the context of climate change and water security. The results of the event include the creation of a regional water youth network and appointment of a GWP Youth Focal Point for Central America. Read more >>

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April 2016

Nicole Bernex explains Santa Eulalia

In the latest of our interviews to commemorate GWP’s 20th Anniversary, we talk to Dr. Nicole Bernex, Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and member of the GWP Technical Committee. She explains the background to the successful Santa Eulalia water basin project in Peru. Read more >>


Lake Chad Basin to get Early Warning System

GWP Central Africa staff recently made a four-day visit to the Executive Secretariat of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), in Ndjamena, Chad. The main aim was to finalise details for establishing an Early Warning System for the Lake Chad Basin area. Read more >>

GWP in the news
Pattern of rains could persist up to 15 years due to El-Nino: experts (Business Recorder)

Water myths addressed at forum (Kelowna Capital News)

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Up-coming events
25 April, Regional launch of UN World Water Development report 2016, Delft, The Netherlands

8-10 June, Eighth Environment for Europe Ministerial conference, Batumi, Georgia

More events >>

Vacancies at GWP
GWP Southern Africa looking for an Executive Secretary. Deadline 25 April. 

More vacancies >>

New resources
Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016 (Water Integrity Network)

Options for Decoupling Economic Growth from Water Use and Water Pollution (UNEP)

Gender, agriculture and water insecurity (ODI Insights)

More resources >>

Mentoring program for emerging water professionals. Deadline 30 April.
The International ReSource Award for resilience in water management.
Deadline 30 April.

SIWI: World Water Week Journalist Grant. Deadline 1 May 2016.

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Ugandan communities learn conservation from game

One of the partner organisations of GWP Uganda is the “Mpan’game Club”. It is a non-profit organisation named after Mpan’game, a participatory board game which is designed around the River Mpanga. The game educates communities on issues concerning natural resources conservation, and it has already resulted in several projects. Read more >>

More news from GWP Eastern Africa:

Post-2015 agenda debate in Kazakhstan

A National Consultation on the post-2015 development agenda was held on 4 March in Astana. The event was organised by GWP Kazakhstan in collaboration with the Committee on Water Resources of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Read more >>


New Technical Committee Chair 

GWP has announced that Dr Jerome Delli Priscoli is the new GWP Technical Committee Chair, effective April 4, 2016. The appointment was made by the GWP Steering Committee. "It's an exciting time to join GWP," the newly appointed Chair commented. Read more >>

Spain: Segura River returned to its health

The Segura Basin in Spain is one of the driest in the Europe Union, with only 365 mm of annual rainfall. Nevertheless, it is also a region which exports fruit and vegetables. The Segura River is the main source for irrigation. This case study describes how the river was brought back to health after a long period of mismanagement. Read more >>

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