The days when growth was measured just in economic terms are counted. What good is economic growth anyway, if it jeopardises the planet, our life support system, and therefore societal and environmental wellbeing, and ultimately, economic sustainability?
Countries sharing transboundary river basins often have conflicting demands over the available amount of water to be divided among them. Reaching an agreement often relies on available water data and forecasting. Negotiations over a water-sharing agreement or basin management arrangement benefit greatly from trust-building exercises, for example, conducting joint water data analyses or integrating scientific knowledge about water into the management decisions.
The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), which convened in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from 30 November to 12 December, has now drawn to a close. It was a time for countries to recalibrate climate action, and as a leading authority on water governance, Global Water Partnership was active throughout.