WASHINGTON--()--The U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) has announced that leading water information provider OOKSAnews will join as a member, providing select news content on topics of interest to the global water community.
“The USWP and its members will benefit greatly from their content and the products that we jointly produce.”
“OOSKAnews is proud to join the USWP –an innovative effort to bring U.S. expertise and leadership to water issues around the world,” said David Duncan, founder and CEO of OOSKAnews. “The partnership offers a great opportunity for us to partner with best in class organizations and make a positive impact on solving water challenges around the world.”
A joint effort of both public and private sectors in the U.S., the U.S. Water Partnership is supported by leading government agencies, academic organizations, water coalitions, NGOs and the private sector. The partnership was first announced on March 22, 2012 by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In June 2012, U.S. Water Partnership members announced over $500MM in commitments to address key water challenges around the world.
In support of a water secure world, the USWP provides access to knowledge, technical assistance and training and partnership development services. The Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF) is serving as the USWP’s secretariat.
The collaboration between the OOSKA and the USWP will include:
- Provision of donated weekly content from OOSKA for the public and USWP members;
- Creation of content and reports of importance to the global water community, to include special OOSKA reporting on issues in strategic river basins around the world;
- Creation of a “road map” of U.S. government and other relevant water data available to inform water-risk and water-opportunity decision making; and,
- Co-creation of a news database archive of more than 24,000 news stories on global water markets and topics.
“OOSKAnews is a leader in reporting on water news from around the world,” said Monica Ellis, CEO of GETF. “The USWP and its members will benefit greatly from their content and the products that we jointly produce.”
The U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) is a U.S.-based public-private partnership (PPP) established to unite American expertise, knowledge, and resources, and to mobilize those assets to address water challenges around the globe, especially in the developing world. A joint effort of both public and private sectors in the U.S., the U.S. Water Partnership is supported by over 40 members including government agencies, academic organizations, water coalitions, NGOs and the private sector. Visit www.uswaterpartnership.org for complete listing of members.
OOSKAnews (www.ooskanews.com), established 2006, is a privately-owned, independent specialist in information services related to water and associated subjects globally. The company is the world leader in water, and water-related news and intelligence internationally. Customers of OOSKAnews products include senior decision-makers in global water, and water-related sectors including government agencies, the water industry, NGO’s, international institutions, the scientific community, corporations, policy makers, and financial institutions.
The Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF), established in 1988, is a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote sustainable development through partnerships and targeted action. GETF seeks to shape a brighter future for communities and the environment by developing innovative strategic plans, creating high-impact partnerships, introducing new technologies and managing programs that have a lasting and positive impact on the world.