Global Water Partnership

Annual Lecture with GWP Patron Margaret Catley-Carlson

Pressmeddelande   •   Aug 22, 2012 12:00 CEST

Press Invitation
Date:  26 August, 17.00-18.00
Venue: Clarion Hotel, Stockholm/Södermalm
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The Global Water Partnership (GWP) announces a lecture with Ms Margaret Catley-Carlson, former President Assistant Secretary General in the United Nations, President of the Canadian International Development Agency, and Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Canada. In 2002, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of "her distinguished public service career". She is an international spokesperson for water issues and participates in the World Economic Forum in Davos and the World Water Week. She was GWP Chair until 2008 and supports GWP as a Patron.

Each year, GWP invites a prominent speaker to stimulate and provoke innovative thinking on global water issues. The theme of this year's lecture is “2020 Vision: The Future of Water”. The lecture concludes the programme of GWP’s annual Consulting Partners meeting where water organizations from all over the world meet to discuss urgent water issues. Live streaming of the Annual Lecture is available here.

Margaret Catley-Carlson

Margaret Catley-Carlson was Chair and is now a Patron of GWP. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute for Environment and Development. She was Vice President of the Canadian International Development Agency (1978), Assistant Secretary General in the United Nations (1981), President of CIDA (1983-1989), Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare (1989-1992), Chair of the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (1992-1996), and GWP Chair (2000-2008). She is currently a member of the board of UNSGAB. In 2002 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Interviews and speeches by Ms Catley Carlson.

A Global Partnership for Water
The vision of the Global Water Partnership is a water secure world. Water security is key to sustainable development and water is essential to the life of the planet and to the prosperity of its people. Global challenges like climate change, population growth, urbanisation, and evolving energy needs are putting unprecedented pressure on our finite freshwater resources. GWP’s international network comprises more than 2,600 Partners located in 161 countries.

Contacts for accreditations and interviews:
Steven Downey, Head of Communications
Tel. +46 (0)8 522 126 52, +46 (0)70 594 52 63, E-mail:  

Helene Komlos Grill, Communications Officer
Tel. +46 (0)8 522 126 53, +46 (0)73 914 26 53, E-mail:

A Water Secure World
The Global Water partnership is an intergovernmental organisation of 13 regional Water Partnerships and more than 2,600 Partner organisations in 161 countries. The GWP network is committed to build a water secure world.