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21 Oct 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
The Water Pavilion in the Blue Zone at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, aims to raise the profile of water, challenges and solutions, putting water at the very centre of climate solutions for mitigation and adaptation.
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...
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 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...
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...
29 Sep 2020 PASADENA CA, United States
Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) will combine efforts to explore arid environments to discover and monitor underground sources of freshwater.Using radar technology similar to that deployed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), the project will examine the earth’s driest ecosystems, whether in the hot stretches of sand (a desert) or the cold expanses of ice as evidenced at either pole...
2 Sep 2020 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
A new Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) designed to deliver skills and knowledge with respect to water cooperation has been launched by the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) International Waters programme and Global Water Partnership (GWP).Governance for Transboundary Freshwater Security presents the multiple facets of what is required to manage shared water in a sustainable manner...
2 Sep 2020 Edinburgh, Scotland
Water security challenges, and related instances of human conflict, are increasing across the world as populations grow, economies expand, and climate change begins to impact the hydrological cycle, says a new report published 2 September.“Ending Conflicts Over Water: Solutions to Water and Security Challenges”, which has been produced by authors from the World Resources Institute (Charles Iceland; Ayushi Trivedi) and the Pacific Institute (Peter Gleick) with the Water, Peace and Security Partnership, describes a global rise in water-related conflict, observing political instability and intensifying driving factors, including population growth, economic expansion, severe and prolonged drought, climate change, pollution, the destruction of natural landscapes, upstream infrastructure development (such as dams and diversions), inefficient water use in agriculture, poor water resources management and weak institutions...