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Water insecurity a drag on global growth

Water insecurity costs the global economy some US$ 500 billion annually, according to GWP. That figure does not take into account environmental impacts so the total drag on the world economy could be 1% or more of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Read more >>

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April 2015

GWP Mediterranean reaps reward in showcase final 

The Non-Conventional Water Resources (NCWR) Programme in the Mediterranean, with activities in water-scarce communities, was ranked 2nd out of 9 water showcases at the 7th World Water Forum in Korea. Read more >>

GWP at the 7th World Water Forum


Zimbabwe youth hold mainstreaming forum

A water forum targeting youth organisations in the water, sanitation and environmental sectors was held in Harare, Zimbabwe on 17 March. The youth forum was part of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Water Weeks programme. Read more >>

GWP in the news
Water Insecurity Costs Global Economy Billions a Year (Bloomberg)

Grey water recycling system, green roof project at Mcast (Times of Malta)

What the California drought means for Canadians (The Globe and Mail)

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Upcoming events
27-28 April, Global Water Summit 2015, Athens, Greece

5-6 May, International training in applied methods for water footprint
, Madrid, Spain

10-14 May, Desalination for clean water and energy, Palermo, Italy 

More events >>

New resources
Water and climate change adaptation in transboundary basins: lessons learned and good practices (UNECE, INBO)

Towards a water & energy secure China (China Water Risk)

Water scarcity solutions (2030 Water Resources Group)

More resources >>

Scholarship to young professionals for attending an ICID event, October 2015, Montpellier, France. Deadline 15 May.

International conference: water resources assessment and seasonal prediction. Deadline 15 May.

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Kenya and Ethiopia exchange water know-how 

Representatives of GWP Kenya and GWP Ethiopia recently carried out an exchange visit to share experiences on water resources management practices. Read more >>

GWP at disaster risk reduction conference

The 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) took place in Sendai, Japan, 14-18 March. The planned outputs were met with the announcement of a Declaration and a new Outcome Document to replace the Hyogo Framework for Action, the UN's previous disaster risk reduction deal which expires in 2015. Read more >>


GWP China chair at Forum for Asia

The BOAO Forum for Asia was held 25-29 March in Hainan Province entitled "Asia's New Future: Toward a Community of Common Destiny". This was the first top-level multilateral forum in China after the sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference held in March. Read more >>

GWP celebrated World Water Day across regions

The GWP network celebrated World Water Day 2015 with a string of events throughout the world, from Central America to China. This is a summary of some of the highlights, with links to reports. Read more >>

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