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n its first ten years the Global Water coincided with the mid-term point of our curPartnership’s work has secured a firm place rent strategy.This provided the perfect opportufor integrated water resources management in nity to reflect on what GWP is and how it the worldwide debate on water.That the current works, what it has achieved and consider its water crises arises from inadequate future challenges and directions. or improper management of water Some key issues have been reported – rather than water shortages – in the first chapter of this report, and that more appropriate policies together with an array of photolie at the heart of better water graphs that capture the spirit of our development, management and use first ten years together. is now more widely understood. These meetings saw the largest But water policy change is a ever gathering of GWP partners and long-haul process.With every step culminated in a tenth anniversary the foundations for the next are celebration in the presence of Prince made, which is why the GWP Willem Alexander of the Anniversary Book – summarizing Netherlands, GWP’s Patron, and the the first decade of the GWP – Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. was called “The Boldness of Small Emilio Gabbrielli Images of these events precede the Executive Secretary Steps”. main report of actions in this GWP Now is the time to turn these in Action 2006. achievements into action and push for impleThe outcomes of the meetings were fed into mentation. If we ensure the Partnership and the Comprehensive Work Plan for 2007 that focuses internal relationships and procedures are in good on continuing our partnership development, knowledge brokering role, strategic support for working order, and if we find out what adjustIWRM planning and indicators, and thematic ments are needed in the network we have coninitiatives especially water governance and structed to date and make them, we should be financing in water. Selected highlights from successful. work undertaken in these areas in the network To help this process along we held a series of during 2006 are to be found in the following meetings in Stockholm in August 2006, a time pages. that not only marked our tenth anniversary but

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