GWSP reviews its progress since launching in 2017 amid the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, rising interest rates and inflation, the war in Europe, and the growing impact of climate change. While these challenges affect its mandate to ensure sustainable water service delivery, the latest GWSP annual report reveals that there is still hope.
East Asia and the Pacific is a highly diverse region. It ranges from the world’s most populous country, China, to the small Pacific Island states. There is similar breadth in the challenges for the water sector. Rapid population growth, urbanization, and economic development are increasing demand for water as supply is becoming less reliable.
Water security is the bedrock of Senegal’s development and key to its socio-economic development goals. Deteriorating water resources and an inadequate institutional framework, however, are threatening both the country’s water security and economic growth.
Seeing the Invisible, and its companion, A Practical Manual on Groundwater Quality Monitoring, not only provide a detailed description of the types and nature of contaminants in groundwater, but also the tools and resources for their measurement and long-term monitoring, and techniques to protect the resource from being contaminated in the first place.
As the effects of climate change intensify and the world battles the long-term impact of the global pandemic, progress on achieving the SDGs by 2030 is falling further behind. GWSP is building partnerships to roll out an integrated response to these challenges, and achieve water and sanitation for all.
The Ebb and Flow: Water, Migration, and Development explores the link between water and migration, and the implications for economic development.
GWSP’s work in Benin has revealed the importance of focused technical assistance in the rural water sector, that government buy-in is crucial for getting positive results.
The Water in Circular Economy and Resilience (WICER) report presents a paradigm shift from linear thinking in the way we plan, design, and operate water infrastructure in urban settings towards a circular and resilience approach.
An EPIC Response Framework shows how national governments can holistically manage floods and droughts: There are twelve fundamental building blocks to an EPIC Response, as explained in the report.