News and Activities

Below are news articles on GWP Southeast Asia as well as news items on activities of its country water partnership and partners.
/ Central Asia and Caucasus, China, South Asia, Southeast Asia

Result from the Asia Online Regional Workshop Supporting the Monitoring and Implementation of the SDG indicator 6.5.2 on Transboundary Water Cooperation

The Asia Region Online Workshop Supporting the Monitoring and Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 6.5.2 on Transboundary Water Cooperation was successfully held virtually on 17 September 2020. GWP is one of the partners behind the workshop along with UN-ESCAP, UNESCO-IHP, and UNECE.
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Updates from the water change maker awards

The Water ChangeMaker Awards was launched during the World Water Week, 22nd March 2020. The submission of an application was opened from 6 April and last until 14 June 2020, after extend-ed for one week. The award aims to make visible the teams and organizations that shape water decisions that build climate resili-ence – and to create and support a community of ChangeMakers who contribute and learn from each other in shaping the lessons learned about how to make positive change happen. The initiative is designed to make sure that everybody will benefit from oppor-tunities to Connect, Collaborate, and to Celebrate.
/ Central Asia and Caucasus, South Asia, Southeast Asia

The High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP) – Global Water Partnership (GWP) PAN ASIA Consultation Meeting: Draft Principles on Addressing Water-Related Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) During Covid-19 Pandemic

August 4 -- The High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP) was established to assist the international community, governments, and stakeholders in mobilizing political will and resources. HELP is committed to addressing water-related disaster risk reduction including the present challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic circumstances in hand. The consultation meeting was held to discuss and gain insights on how to practically implement key suggestions proposed in the HELP Principle to Address Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction under Covid-19 Pandemic. The consultation also aims exchanges among decision-makers, experts and practitioners in Asia region on how they can be better prepared for co-occurring disasters on water and health.
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SERIAL DISCUSSION | WEBINAR coexistence with COVID-19: Learning from the crisis for a better Integrated Water Resources Management.”

Indonesia, 30 June 2020 -- Global Water Partnership Southeast Asia and the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Indonesia successfully organized a Webinar "Coexistence with COVID-19: Learning from the crisis for a better Integrated Water Resources Management.” The webinar was held in Bahasa Indonesia was the third from the SERIAL DISCUSSION, co-organized by the two organization.
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COVID-19 and Water Governance

Jakarta, 1 May 2020 - The Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic remains a public health emergency of international concern. One way to reduce the outbreak is by maintaining good health and sanitation hygiene practices. This article summarizes the discussion between GWP-SEA and IAP2 Indonesia.
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A Policy Brief on the Philippine Water Sector

The policy brief was developed to understand the current situation and challenges in ensuring water security at the Philippines. in the last part of the report, several recommendation were provided.
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GWP-SEA Regional Steering Committee Meeting 2019

Luang Prabang, 28 November 2019 -- the Regional Steering Committee Meeting (RSC Meeting) 2019 was successfully held with the main objective to get agreement on the 3 years work program and the 2020 annual work plan.
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Expert Discussion 2 on the “Interpreting State Control Rights in the Water Sector in Indonesia”

Jakarta 2 May 2019 -- The expert Discussion 2 on the "Interpreting State Control Rights in the water Sector In Indonesia" was held in Century Hotel to gather experts opinion on how to translate the state control rights on water since the former law no 7/2004 revoked by the Indonesian Institutional Court in 2015 and the new is still in a discussion process by the Indonesian People Representative.
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Open Government Indonesia Discussion on the Water and Sanitation Issues

Jakarta, 26 February 2019 -- The discussion was organized by GWP-SEA partner the Center for Regulation Policy and Governance (CRPG), and Jejaring AMPL (Indonesia’s Water and Sanitation Networks) who also successfully develop a Multi-stakeholder Position Paper on the coming water Resources Law in Indonesia. The Open Government Indonesia (OGI) is part of the global initiative, the Open Government Partnership. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.