GWP’s involvement in the 9th World Water Forum spans across the global, continental, regional and country level. Representatives of GWP are involved as members of different working groups for the Forum’s priorities. Examples of this include active participation from our Chair in the Action Group on Implementing IWRM at all levels. In addition, the West African TEC and the Global Secretariat are both participating in the Rural Development pilot group and the Secretariat is observing in its Action Group on water and migration.
Finally, GWP is also represented in the consultative group for the Action Group:”Implement transboundary cooperation to foster peace and prevent conflicts" also under the Cooperation Priority. At the regional level, GWP West Africa has been working with partner organisations such as ECOWAS to coordinate the involvement of West African countries in the Forum. At a country level, the Senegal Water Partnership will continue to work closely with the Forum team on preparations for the event. The GWP network will aim to provide to Forum participants its vast experience from the ground demonstrating how good governance can help improve water security.
The Global Water Partnership ( GWP) is a multi-stakeholder platform and an action network established as an intergovernmental organization to support countries in their efforts to implement a more equitable and sustainable management of their water resources. The GWP network spans 13 regions, including Africa, with more than 60 country water partnerships and over 3,000 institutional Partners in 180+ countries. The Global Water Partnership of West Africa (GWP/WA) is the regional branch of the Global Water Partnership in West Africa established in 2002 that is most deeply involved in the World Water Forum preparations.
Headquartered in Stockholm (Sweden), GWP mobilizes states and civil society in order to keep the issue of management of water resources as the highest possible priority in the international agenda. GWP also supports states and transboundary basin organizations for the sustainable management of water resources, promoting Integrated Water Resources Management ( IWRM) as a relevant and comprehensive approach to address problems of water management which should face states and local communities.
GWP's action network provides knowledge and builds capacity to improve water management at all levels: global, regional, national and local. GWP does not operate alone. Its networking approach provides a mechanism for coordinated action and adds value to the work of many other key development partners. (Please visit www.gwp.org for more information.)