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The Northern Water Network (NoWNET) is a network of country level water partnerships in the industrialized countries for sharing knowledge, linking stakeholders, raising awareness and organizing meetings. The JWF has maintained a role as the Secretariat of the NoWNET since its establishment in 2004.

Outline

Background

Northern Water Network (NoWNET) was initiated by the World Water Council (WWC), the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the Steering Committee of the 3rd World Water Forum, Japan during the 3rd World Water Forum and the Japan Water Forum (JWF) was identified as the secretariat of this initiative. It is a network of country level water partnerships in the industrialized countries for sharing knowledge, linking stakeholders, raising awareness and organizing meetings. The Northern Water Network collaborates with international organizations with similar or associated objectives.

Objectives
  • Encourage the creation of country-level water partnerships in industrialized countries to deal with unresolved and emerging water issues within the countries and to provide “windows” through which the countries water sector interfaces with the international water community
  • Facilitate the development of networks among industrialized countries exchange experiences and good practices of water resources and services management and interact with partnerships in developing countries
  • Bring water issues in industrialized countries to the World Water Forums and other global events to be discussed in multi-stakeholder sessions and to be presented to politicians and decision-makers
Roles and Function
  • Participate in activities to share knowledge, promote good water management practices and develop networking among non-partners
  • Facilitate and support the formation of additional country-level water partnerships and their inter linking with each other
  • Co-ordinate and collaborate as appropriate in connection with bilateral linkages between partnerships in the North and the South

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