GWP IN ACTION 2009 ANNUAL REPORT
The GWP Regional and Country Water Partnerships, by linking regional capacity building networks to intergovernmental water organisations and governments, helped articulate capacity building needs and identify target groups for training. In several cases, joint activities transferred knowledge and experience to trainees in a position to put skills and concepts directly into practice. This raised the profile of Country Water Partnerships as key instruments for articulating the demand for capacity building at national levels. As a result, courses have been widely replicated, extending the reach of the programme and contributing to sustainable water management. The new training materials that GWP helped put together, for example for the course on Economic and Financial Instruments for IWRM, are now widely used by regional capacity building networks, the European Union Water Initiative Finance Working Group and universities. These materials are available on the GWP ToolBox and Cap-Net websites.
With UN-Water: to assess progress in IWRM In the last two years, UN-Water and GWP have collaborated in assessing global progress in IWRM planning and implementation. GWP is also contributing to the World Water Development Report 4 that will be published in 2010. In addition, GWP is involved in two UN-Water Task Forces, on Climate Change, and on Monitoring and Indicators.
With WMO: Flood Management HelpDesk The launch of the Flood Management HelpDesk by GWP and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in June at the 2nd Meeting of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was the result of long-term GWP-WMO collaboration on integrated flood management. The HelpDesk, drawing on regional technical capacity, tailors support to local needs. Those who need to deal with floods can now get extensive support, information and advice on-line.
With INBO: Handbook for Integrated Water Resources Management in Basins There is a dynamic relationship between basin stakeholders and central governments who have to work together to ensure the meeting of sustainable development goals. To support this, GWP and the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) produced A Handbook for Integrated Water Resources Management in Basins to improve the governance of freshwater resources. Written primarily for basin managers and government officials who need to take decisions related to water management, the content can be applied regardless of the context (developed or developing countries, humid or arid conditions). This practical guide shares lessons across countries and regions.
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