Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (World Bank)

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2021

This report presents a new framework for creating a more effective system of managing hydro-climatic risks, a system that has the potential to dramatically reduce the future human and economic toll from these events. This report is intended to bring

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2021

Before the mid 1990s, a few organizations in International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) member countries started to practice risk analysis in the context of dam safety programs. Since that time, several methods and frameworks have been introduced into

World Bank, the Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (World Bank)
2021

Geotechnical hazards are derived from and linked with broader geological hazards surrounding dam sites and reservoir areas. Geologically, no two sites will be the same; many different geological processes and interactions can create complex sites and the

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2021

Hydrology and dam safety management are dynamic subjects featuring continuing advances. In recent decades, advances in formal risk analysis of hydrological hazards affecting dam safety has led to the development of methods and techniques capable of

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2020

This Good Practice Note (GPN) provides guidance on using a risk management approach to the application of the dam safety requirements. The GPN pertains to:

  1. the construction of new dams or dams under construction (DUC) under investment project financing
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Mission

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.

New challenges and new contexts require new responses. That’s why the World Bank, together with its partners, has launched a new partnership for a water-secure world, the Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (GWSP). Building on a nearly half-century of collaboration driven by the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), the Water Partnership Program (WPP) and others, the GWSP aims to provide action equal to the ambition articulated within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.)

The GWSP primarily focuses on advancing knowledge and building capacity. It supports client governments to achieve the water-related SDGs through the generation of innovative global knowledge and the provision of country-level support, while leveraging World Bank Group financial instruments and promoting global dialogue and advocacy with key partners and clients to increase reach and impact. This Partnership will provide new opportunities to test and scale-up innovations, build country capacity where needed and influence client demand and World Bank operations.

The organization has no registered commitments.

The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their work on DRR. The SFVC online platform is a useful toolto know who is doing what and where for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, which could foster potential collaboration among stakeholders. All stakeholders (private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc.) working on DRR can submit their commitments and report on their progress and deliverables.

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