GWP IN ACTION 2009 ANNUAL REPORT
Translating strategy into action
The GWP annual Consulting Partners meeting, in Stockholm in August, took as its theme, Implementing the GWP strategy 2009–2013. The meeting testified to Partners' eagerness to describe their activities, share their experiences, exchange ideas and learn from others. In particular, tackling the need to boost the capacity of the Network to manage and share knowledge, and to raise funds and capitalise on seed funds, was an important step forward in implementing the strategy. Key messages from the workshop Promoting Water as a Key Part of Sustainable National Development Reform institutions, and adopt and enforce water-related legislation at country and, where appropriate, regional level to implement IWRM and ensure good water governance. Actively engage regional economic communities to promote and develop regional policies. Pay urgent attention to groundwater management and protection as a part of IWRM policy at sub-national, national and transboundary levels. Make land use an integral part of IWRM policy because it has a critical influence on water resources. Key messages from the workshop Addressing Critical Development Challenges Support development of national IWRM plans because they are a prerequisite for successful transboundary management. Play a stronger role in addressing food security in relation to water. Play a critical role in ensuring that adaptation to climate change is integrated into IWRM plans. Conclusions of the Consulting Partners meeting Partners concluded that there is growing desire for regions to present and share their activities, exchange ideas and learn from others. Two of the greatest needs are to increase the capacity of the Network to: manage and share knowledge, and raise funds and capitalise on seed funds.
Global Water Partnership Annual Report