GWP launches 20th Anniversary video!

Global Water Partnership (GWP) launched 20th anniversary video on 15 March 2016, in the run-up to World Water Day (March 22). GWP’s 20th anniversary, a 2-minute video has been produced explaining – without words – the challenges of the world’s water crises and GWP’s answer: join our network so that all stakeholders can work in partnership to secure water for sustainable development.

Dr. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss explains why it is so important that we get a dedicated water goal in the UN post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs). Watch the video

New GWP Perspectives Paper: Coordinating Land and Water Governance

2014 GWP Consulting Partners meeting and best wishes for 2015

Launch of GWP gender strategy

Asian Water Development Outlook 2013

APWF Secretariat News:

The 4th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize

The web site of Japan pavilion in the 7th World Water Forum is now open.

Upper Chikugo River Excursion, Tour the Water of “Riverside”Hita City

High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP)

The 4th Asia Pacific Youth Parliament for Water

Bottled water in China
The Economist, 27 February, 2015

Natural disasters cost Asia Pacific $60 billion, 6,000 lives in 2014
Business Mirror, 26 February, 2015

Singapore, India launch urban water management programme
Channel News Asia, 25 February, 2015

Flood control expert Yutaka Takahashi wins Japan Prize
Asia One, 24 February, 2015

Charity walk spread awareness of water crisis
Moultrie News, 23 February, 2015

Jakarta’s floods and the changing climate
Jakarta Post, 21 February, 2015

Indonesia court bans monopoly on water resources
Asia One, 20 February, 2015

Millions at risk from rapid sea rise in Sundarbans
The Hindu, 19 February, 2015

Oil pollution damaging sea environment
Eco-Business, 17 February, 2015

Singapore becomes water treatment hub
Asia One, 17 February, 2015

Access to safe drinking water
Dawn, 16 February, 2015

Australian food company recalls berries after hepatitis A outbreak linked to China
Channel News Asia, 16 February, 2015

Indonesian government plans land reclamation project to protect Jakarta from rising sea levels
CCTV America, 15 February, 2015

Ocean’s plastic trash frequently sourced to Asia, study says
The Bulletin, 13 February, 2015

Beijing now drinking from vast water project environmentalists decry
McClatchyDC, 13 February, 2015

Apply to Participate in the 7th UNAOC Global Forum and the Youth Event

The 4th annual `Asia-Pacific Youth Parliament for Water` (APYPW) is planned to be held a week earlier, in advance to the 7th World Water Forum at Andong, Republic of Korea (April 8~11, 2015).

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Welcome to Bangladesh Water Partnership

About Global Water Partnership

The Global Water Partnership is an international network with a vision for a water secure world. Its mission is to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels. Founded in 1996 by the World Bank, UNDP and SIDA to foster integrated water resource management (IWRM), and to ensure the coordinated development and management of water, land, and related resources by maximising economic and social welfare without compromising the sustainability of vital environmental systems. The GWP network currently comprises 13 Regional Water Partnerships and 80 Country Water Partnership, and includes more than 3000 partners in 172 countries. An essential element of GWP is the establishment and operation through regional and country level multi- stakeholder groups constituted as Country Water Partnerships (CWPs). These National Level Water Partnerships aim to mobilize and facilitate actions to achieve sustainable water resources management through an integrated approach.

GWP - South Asia

The goal of the Global Water Partnership South Asia (GWP SAS) is to work towards meeting water challenges through partnerships and promote Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in South Asia.

The Global Water Partnership South Asia (GWP SAS) is a fully independent constituent of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) family and network umbrella. GWP SAS currently represents Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka linked to the network through the respective Country Water Partnerships (CWPs) which are themselves independent and autonomous organizations brought together with the common objective of promoting Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the region.

Regional Water Partnership

Since its inception, the GWP has built up a network of Regional Water Partnerships. Regional Water Partnerships have a special function to ensure sharing across national boundaries, and are expected to have an open, inclusive and gender sensitive membership policy for bringing together as wide a group of stakeholders as possible.

Regional Water Partnerships provide support to the implementation of activities at regional and country level as set out in work plans and budgets, and prepare progress reports for the entire Network. Bangladesh became the first Regional Chair of GWP-South Asia for two years from 2003-2004 under the leadership of Mr. Quamrul Islam Siddique, former Chief Engineer of Local Government Engineering Department (LGED). The South Asia Regional Secretariat of GWP permanently moved to Institute of Water Management Institute (IWMI), Sri Lanka. The regional Chairmanship rotates among the 6 CWPs (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka) after every three years. Presently JVS/Nepal Water Partnership Chairs the GWP-SAS

Country Water Partnership

GWP supports the Country Water Partnership (CWPs) through the Regional Water Partnership (RWP) or Regional Technical Advisory Committee (RTAC) and Area Water Partnership (AWPs) are supported by the CWPs on certain guidelines.

CWPs provide a neutral and multi-stakeholder platform for dialogue and facilitating change processes. Regional and Country Water Partnerships manage and govern themselves, and convene stakeholders to address specific issues. They bring about solutions that are both tailored to local conditions and informed by local experiences and good practices from across the network.

Background of Bangladesh Water Partnership (BWP)

Bangladesh Water Partnership was established on 30 September, 1998 through an experts group meeting under the initiative of Mr. Quamrul Islam Siddique, Former Chief Engineer, LGED. Since its establishment, LGED is supporting BWP as Host Institution and it also hosted the Regional Secretariat from 2003-2004 for two years.

Mobile Services For Flood Early Warning & for Adaptation & for resilience in communities

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Ms. Mukta Akter, Youth Focal Point of GWP- South Asia speaks in the COP21

Ms. Mukta Akter, Youth Focal Point of GWP- South Asia and Executive Secretary of Bangladesh Water Partnership participated respectively in the COP21 in Paris from 01 December 2015 to 09 December 2015. She speaks about the water problems that her country is facing, and urges world leaders to act now.

Closing ceremony of 7th World Water Forum, Daegu, Rep. of Korea.

Ms. Mukta Akter, Youth Focal Point of GWP- South Asia and Executive Secretary of Bangladesh Water Partnership participated respectively in the 4th Asia Pacific Youth Parliament for Water (APYPW) and the 7th World Water Forum 2015 in Korea. During the WWF, the media recorded her interview which was considered one of three selected and most precious videos in the closing ceremony of 7th World Water Forum in Daegu, Rep. of Korea.

Proper Water Management and our Responsibility

To observe the World Environment Day 2015, Bangladesh Water Partnership in association with Halda River Area Water Partnership organized a open discussion and awareness raising seminar among the Youth and Community beneficiaries on 6 June 2015 at Hathazari Upozela, Chittagong. The theme of the year to celebrate the World Environment Day is ‘Seven Billion Dreams, One Planet, Consume with Care’. Dr. Khondaker Azharul Haq, Vice President, Bangladesh Water Partnership (BWP) attended the meeting as the Chief Guest. Ms. Mukta Akter, Executive Secretary of BWP was invited as special Guest and made a presentation on “Towards a Green and Sustainable Planet”. Ms. Naima Nazir, Research Asst. of BWP was present as observer. Prof. D. Muhammad Ali Azadi, Department of Zoology, Chittagong University was the keynote presenter. The program was chaired by Mohammad Imam Hossain Chowdhury, Chief Executive of Halda River Area Water Partnership.

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