|About Global Water Partnership|
The mission of Global Water Partnership (GWP) is to support countries in the sustainable management and development of their water resources.
Water is a prerequisite for life, development, and the environment. Where water is managed well, economic and social progress is enabled. Where water is managed poorly, development is hindered and people suffer. In poor countries, GWP wants to assist in having water resources managed and developed in a way that contributes to poverty reduction and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
GWP is a partnership. With 2,000 partners—water experts, development agencies, public institutions, government agencies, private companies, professional organizations, academic institutions, and others—GWP is committed to the Dublin-Rio principles and to manage water resources aiming at a fair balance of economic efficiency, eosial equity and ecosystem sustainability.
GWP is a facilitator. Working with multiple stakeholders, GWP identifies critical knowledge needs at global, regional and national levels, and facilitate the sharing of that knowledge so that policy makers and development decision makers will pursue an integrated approach to water resources management.
The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) founded the GWP in 1996 to initiate and promote IWRM through a worldwide network that could pull together financial, technical, policy and human resources to address the critical issues of sustainable water management.
As a center of excellence, the GWP has, additionally to the ToolBox, a library of additional resources available on its web site. These include Technical Briefs, Policy Briefs, and Background Papers.
More about GWP, visit www.gwp.org