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19 Oct 2021 CORVALLIS OR, United States
How far water has moved in the climate agenda, and what is different in Glasgow from past climate conferences?
We hear from John Matthews, Executive Director of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation.
8 Jun 2021 Edinburgh, Scotland
Report from Global Water Partnership showcases successes from 10 years of its water and climate programme. Urges stakeholders to learn lessons of long-term approach and move water to the forefront of development agendas. "A leverage ratio of 1:33 for every dollar invested in GWP's water and climate programme over the past 10 years, is a testament to the transformative power of partnerships to create real impact."
9 Mar 2021 DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania
Guest Article - His Excellency President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, fourth President of the Republic of Tanzania, writes as Chair of Global Water Partnership's Southern Africa - Africa Coordination Unit.
3 Feb 2021 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
Water challenges featured on the agenda as one of the “action themes” at January's Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, hosted virtually by the Netherlands, with more than 30 world leaders stating unequivocally their firm support of climate adaptation action, and marking a return to the world climate stage of the United States...
3 Feb 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
The Scotland-based craft beer firm, Brewgooder, has invested approximately $69,000 USD into two clean water initiatives in Malawi to help curb the spread of COVID-19.The investment will benefit over 90,000 people in Thyolo and Dedza, township districts in south and central Malawi, with the development of solar-powered water supply systems which will deliver safe water to two regional healthcare facilities...
8 Dec 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Leading impact investors and water experts have launched a new non-profit "Water Finance Exchange" (WFX) to address funding gaps in the water sector in the United States. The specific aim is to help meet the growing needs of small and mid-sized utilities across the US by supplementing public and private financing sources with philanthropic funds at the community level...
22 Nov 2020 WASHINGTON, United States
The 2020 Annual Report of the Global Water Security Partnership (GWSP) describes activities and impacts achieved for the twelve months through June 2020.The partnership acknowledges that COVID-19 had a significant impact on its activities and that resources were redirected to helping partners contend with both short- and long-term effects of the pandemic from March 2020...
17 Nov 2020 VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe
Ministers for water and energy from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have approved a Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus Governance Framework, which was developed by SADC aided by The Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWPSA), at a meeting on 30 October.The WEF-Nexus project aims to support the transformation required to meet increasing water, energy, and food security demand in a context of climate change in the SADC region, through the development of an integrated nexus approach...
10 Nov 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has described discussions between health, water and finance ministers as among the most important meetings of the year. Ghebreyesus, addressing Africa’s finance ministers at a 4 November "Sanitation and Water for All" virtual meeting, told the ministers that “Investing in water, sanitation and hygiene is critical to preventing both pandemics and local outbreaks...
10 Nov 2020 TUNIS, Tunisia
A new partnership between international NGO the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) and the French Development Agency (AFD) aims to promote a more open dialogue of public policies and to foster regional knowledge sharing on issues and solutions that deal with water stress, declining agricultural yields and the increase of extreme weather events...
19 Oct 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
On Global Handwashing Day, 15 October, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore introduced the new Hand Hygiene For All Initiative, saing that “hand hygiene is everyone’s business” and that it must become a priority as a vital first line of defense, especially against the COVID-19 virus.Through this initiative, WHO, UNICEF, and other partners are urging global leaders to ensure that handwashing is both possible and promoted in homes, schools, healthcare facilities, care homes, workplaces and in public areas...
6 Oct 2020 Geneva, Switzerland
With climate change worsening the world’s water crises, new forward-looking scenarios produced by international conservation and environmental organization WWF estimate that almost half of global GDP could come from areas facing high water risk by 2050.Available live from 6 October in the WWF Water Risk Filter – a leading online tool for assessing, valuing and responding to water risk – a new functionality maps three scenarios (Optimistic, Current Trend and Pessimistic) for 2030 and 2050 designed to help companies and investors better understand future water risks and drive more effective corporate action on climate and water resilience...