As an official intergovernmental observer to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and a core partner of COP27’s Water Pavilion, GWP actively prepared for this year’s COP by promoting discussion of the vital role of good water management for increasing climate resilience throughout the year.
During periods of flooding people suffer all manner of deprivations, with access to clean water being among the first things to go. Since the original Rio Earth Summit in 1992, floods, droughts, and storms have affected 4.2 billion people (UNISDR 2012), with the impact on sanitation processes and hygiene receiving little attention.
Water science and policy development go hand in hand. But how exactly can data support decision-making for transboundary waters? What types of data are critical to designing and implementing policies? And what happens when data is patchy, biased, or missing?
There are more than 120 basin organisations around the world, all varying in size, structure, and actions. But what makes an effective basin organisation? This was the central question in the latest Transboundary Freshwater Security Governance online event, ‘The role of institutionalised cooperation in shared basins: What’s the recipe for effective basin governance?’
The latest Transboundary Freshwater Security Governance online event, ‘Indigenous people in the governance of transboundary waters,’ was held on 15 September 2022. More than 80 participants from around the world took part in the interactive session to explore how to better involve indigenous people in the governance of transboundary waters.