Towards effective Global Water Governance (Core contribution to the Global Water Partnership)
The demand for enhancing water governance is to increase in the coming decades in a world where more than half of the global population will live in a water scarce world. Multi-stakeholder networks like the Global Water Partnership (GWP) are playing an increasingly important role in global water governance and are crucial to translate the agenda 2030 on water into action, provide knowledge and promote key concepts.
Water sector policy
- National and regional organisations develop options and tools and frameworks that integrate water security and climate resilience
- National/subnational organisations integrate gender perspectives into water resource management policies/plans/legal frameworks
- Countries develop capacity and projects to access climate and climate-related finance to improve water security.
Demonstration projects for innovation and gender issues
- Global Water Partnership
- UN and Development agencies
- Civil Society
- Private sector
|Background||Water related problems are more prominent than ever: by 2030, over 40% of the world’s population will be living in severely water-stressed river basins. The need to deal with these problems at an appropriate level and with the right partners is equally increasing.|
|Objectives||Reaching a water-secure world, where water resources are managed sustainably and in an equitable way, with a particular focus on advancing water governance.|
The ultimate target groups are the populations that suffer from current mismanagement of water, in particular those living in water stressed areas.
The direct target groups are national governments, regional economic development bodies, river basin organisations, private sector, and community-based organisations.
GWP follows three strategic goals are:
In its support to GWP, SDC puts particular emphasis on three strategic axes: (a) advocacy on global level for coherence in the water sector and effective water governance, (b) Knowledge chain/products to support key water governance outcomes, and (c) gender mainstreaming in the global water sector and throughout all levels of action is strengthened as well as its strong focus on Youth.
Some selected outputs:
Results from previous phases: The integrated approach to water resources management, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), is today’s prevalent conceptual framework to address the global water challenges.
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Other International Organization
|Coordination with other projects and actors||The support to GWP integrates well in SDC’s overall initiative towards a Global Water Architecture including integrated monitoring initiative roll-out. As GWP is a network reaching out to basically all players relevant for water governance, there is a multitude of synergies with SDC’s other initiatives in that field. GWP is a member of the Steering Committee of Water Resources Group 2030, Water Integrity Network and works in partnership with Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) and Secretariat International de l’eau (SIE): all three are strategic partners of SDC GPW.|
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 3’000’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 3’009’986|
Phase 8 01.11.2017 - 31.12.2020 (Completed)Phase 7 01.11.2014 - 31.12.2016 (Completed) Phase 6 01.04.2009 - 31.12.2013 (Completed)