European Water Partnership strengthens cooperation with the Global Water Partnership
Sep 29th, 2014 |
Brussels, September 2014. In September 2014, during the Stockholm World Water Week, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the European Water Partnership (EWP), building upon previous collaboration between the organizations since 2009.
In the MoU, both organizations acknowledged their “common interest in improving water resources management for sustainable development” and stated their willingness to collaborate“ to promote and enhance sustainable development by fostering the improvement of IWRM practices and contributing to reaching water security, to increase awareness of water-related issues and to promote, encourage and advance knowledge sharing”.
Signatories are willing to cooperate on:
- organization of and participation in meetings, conferences, symposia, workshops, courses, and exhibitions on fields of interest to both signatories
- identification, development and implementation of joint research and projects, including the exchange of their results
- facilitation of implementation of the global and EU water policies and legislation by bringing key stakeholders together for dialogues and other activities at all levels from regional to national and local levels in order to create public awareness and shared ownership
- coordination of strategic messaging and advancing water security agenda on different levels
- sharing experience in awareness-raising, capacity building, knowledge exchange and water governance
- sharing experience on addressing climate change issues and contributing to the European Dialogue on Climate Change Adaptation and Water
- promoting water stewardship approaches and European Water Stewardship Initiative
GWP is a natural partner for the EWP to team up in order to reach the vision of a water secure world, with the GWP network active in more than 86 countries and within 13 regions, including the regions of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Mediterranean as well as established expertise and long term knowledge on promoting good policies and practices in IWRM.
EWP is looking forward to a fruitful and successful collaboration with the Global Water Partnership.