Water touches nearly every aspect of development. It drives economic growth, supports healthy ecosystems and is fundamental for life. However, this critical resource can harm as well as help. Water-related hazards such as floods, storms, and droughts are responsible for 9 out of 10 natural disasters. Climate change is expected to increase this risk and place even greater stress on scarce water supplies.
Deadline: 05-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Water GP has defined an innovative results framework (RF) to track combined results from activities funded by the GWSP multi-donor trust fund and World Bank-financed operations. This results framework has been defined in partnership with donors to the GWSP to allow them to track the additionality of funding they provide to the multidonor trust fund. In a spirit of integration with WB operations, the RF was designed as a comprehensive framework for the WGP as a whole. Underlining the RF, the WGP has identified five priority themes where emphasis is critically needed to achieve the SDG for water (SDG 6) and contribute to many other SDGs which are so closely interlinked with the achievement of a Water-Secure world for all. These five themes are areas where countries need to redouble their efforts and in some cases, revise their strategies to increase their chances of meeting the water SDG: they include sustainability, inclusion, institutions, financing and resilience.
Mangroves are weeds; if you give them half a chance they grow in some of the most inhospitable environments; with their knees in seawater and their trunks in the air. They create forested barriers between the wrath of the seas and our coastal communities providing benefits in coastal defense and fisheries. Unfortunately there are too many examples where we have not given mangroves half a chance; hundreds of thousands of hectares have been lost to pollution, aquaculture and other developments. These represent real losses to the coastal communities – often some of the most vulnerable communities living in the highest risk areas.