The 7th World Water Forum in April saw the Non-Conventional ence Outcom fl u e In Water Resources Programme in the Mediterranean beat more than 120 competitors to receive the second prize in the Facilitation World Water Showcase Knowledge competition. The prize was Partnerships awarded for the Programmeâ€™s practical contribution to improving water security and climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean islands, as well as its potential to be replicated in other waterscarce regions.
The programme has proven its potential to increase local water budgets and contribute to climate change adaptation at the local level. It also made a solid contribution to the new National Water Management Plan for the Maltese Islands (2015). This introduced water supply augmentation and water demand management measures to ensure water needs will be met while protecting the islandsâ€™ natural water resources, in accordance with the EU Water Framework Directive.
Micro-finance for climate change adaptation in Bangladesh Poor rural communities often struggle to access the finance ence Outcom fl u e In they need to build more resilient livelihoods. To address this need, GWP Bangladesh invited more than 200 leaders Facilitation and members of micro-finance Knowledge institutes to a workshop, held Partnerships in Dhaka in November. The goal was to identify bankable village-level climate change adaptation projects and link them with sources of finance, particularly micro-credit for women. As a result, ten projects focusing on community-level economic activities were approved for funding, with additional proposals being evaluated. pact Im
The programme, which focuses on rainwater harvesting, is implemented by GWP Mediterranean in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, and Malta. GWP works in partnership with local and national authorities, and the work is supported by the Coca-Cola Foundation. Since 2008, the programme has implemented 86 demonstration projects benefiting more than 110,000 inhabitants in 32 Mediterranean islands. It has also provided courses for around 20,500 students and 3,300 teachers. Perhaps even more importantly, it builds the capacity of local authorities and promotes dialogue towards addressing water scarcity and mitigating climate change impacts.
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basin. The Santa Eulalia River ence Outcom provides 75 percent of the fl u e In energy and 50 percent of the water needs of ten million people in the city of Lima, but Facilitation until recently there had been Knowledge widespread disagreement and Partnerships conflict surrounding the management of its water. GWP South America stepped in to act as a mediator and facilitator, ensuring farmers and other local actors could share their views with local government officials. The resulting agreement was signed in February and the coordination committee was recognised formally in September. GWP South America will continue to facilitate the working group in charge of preparing a strategy to oversee implementation of an integrated water management strategy in the basin. pact Im
Mediterranean led the integrated water resources management component, providing water governance planning tools, technical assistance, and platforms for policy dialogue in Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, and Tunisia. A continuation of this project is currently under design, testifying to the added value of GWPâ€™s contribution.
SOUTH AMERICA Historic river basin agreement in Peru Communities and local authorities have signed a landmark agreement in which they commit to adopting a coordinated approach to the development of a major river
GWP in Action 2015 Annual Report
The 2015 Annual Report of Global Water Partnership (GWP)