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EUWI annual report 2012


EUWI First 10 Years publication


The European Union Water Initiative (EUWI) was launched as a political process in 2002 in Johannesburg at the World Summit on Sustainable Development and the following "10 years publication (2002-2012)" provides an account of its functioning and achievements.

Video interviews from the World Water Forum 2012 !

capacity4dev.eu managed to persuade participating journalist to the World Water Forum 2012 to share several interesting interviews relating to the various aspects of the EU Water Initiative.


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Public Service Europe editorial by Bai Mass Taal

Read the opinion piece by the Exectutive Secretary of AMCOW, Mr Bai Mass Taal, in Public Service Europe on the 2012 Status report on the application of integrated approaches to water resources management in Africa:


Global survey shows improved government performance in water resource management in Africa

Cairo, Egypt (2012-05-14)– Over 75 percent of the member countries of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) polled in a United Nations survey are implementing national water laws and nearly half are executing national plans for integrated water resources management in line with the Africa Water Vision for 2025 according to a new report launched today during the 8th General Assembly of AMCOW.

Green Energy and Waste Management Forum for South-East Europe - a very successful business mixture

Despite the difficulties in these sectors, the organizer reported 20% growth in the number of exhibitors. 'Impressive was the share of the foreign companies - over 60% of the participants. This fact confirms that the South-East Europen region is an attractive market for investors.' - says Maya Kristeva, CEO of Via Expo.

Visitors had the opportunity to see the latest products, provided by 412 direct exhibitors and represented companies from 33 countries in 4 halls.

EuropeAid Interactive world map-ACP-EU Water Facility

The ACP-EU Water Facility is one of the first results of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI). The initiative, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is an international policy partnership that has successfully helped to improve access to water across the world and to put water at the heart of development policies.

An interactive map on the ACP-EU Water Facility shows a sample of projects funded by the facility to provide access to safe drinking water and improve sanitation and hygiene practices.

OECD official approval of EUWI AWG guidance note

In 2011, the EUWI Africa Working Group published the document "OECD DAC Creditor Reporting System: Guidance for the use of Water Supply and Sanitation Purpose Codes".



EU-Africa dialogue on development cooperation regarding water for growth

Side event at 6th World Water Forum, Marseille, France

Conveners: AWG and AMCOWRoom: Europa 7 (PEU7)Info is also available on the World Water Forum website.


New ACP-EU Water Facility call for proposals // Facilité ACP-UE pour l’Eau – nouvel appel à propositions

A new call for proposals of the ACP-EU Water Facility has been published, with a focus on sanitation in poor peri-urban and urban areas in ACP countries.