GWP NewsFlow Focuses on Doha Climate Change Conference
December 2012: The Global Water Partnership (GWP) December 2012 edition of NewsFlow addresses issues ranging from water and climate change, transboundary water management, integrated water resources management (IWRM), gender mainstreaming and food security.
The newsletter features reports on: GWP involvement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, in November-December 2012; water agenda consultations in Costa Rica; the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, which took place in Rome, Italy, in November 2012; and the launch of the Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) for Northern Africa, in Tunis, Tunisia, on 20 December 2012.
The newsletter outlines the outcomes of a workshop on implementing IWRM approaches in the Yellow River basin. The workshop, which took place on 6 November 2012, in Zhengzhou, China, emphasized that IWRM in the basin helps address water shortages and conflict, helps prioritize sustainable water development, and ensures regular flows to improve sediment transport and ecological flows.
The newsletter also notes the adoption of a work programme for the joint UNECE, UN Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and GWP Mediterranean project “Enabling Transboundary Cooperation and IWRM in the Extended Drin River Basin.” The project aims to develop common knowledge bases, provide foundations for cooperation among basin States, strengthen institutions for Integrated River Basin Management, and engage stakeholders. [Publication: GWP NewsFlow December 2012]