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What is the IWRM Action Hub?

It is a global knowledge platform which supports actors to implement IWRM, share knowledge and expertise about their implementation experiences, and bring relevant stakeholders together to improve the way water is managed around the world.

The Austrian Development Agency, the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation, supports the GWP ToolBox – IWRM Action Hub.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is IWRM

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process that promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximise the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems.


To learn more, check the IWRM Explained section.


Who is this platform for?

The GWP IWRM Action Hub is for anyone interested in adopting better practices for the management of water or learning more about how to improve water management at a local, national, regional or global level.

More specifically it addresses the user needs of these four primary target audiences:

  • Government officials
  • Civil society
  • Academia and students of IWRM
  • Regional and Country Water Partnerships  
What are the IWRM Tools and resources?

The IWRM Tools are the key concepts and “how-to’s”, that have to be addressed in managing water. The tools encompass an array of resources stemming from technical and academic resources, official documents and GWP publications.

To view more, check the IWRM Tools page.

What can I do on the IWRM Action Hub?

In addition to accessing and downloading tools and resources in the Learn section, you can explore practical stories form the ground through our case studies, find your country’s IWRM Implementation score, take the IWRM survey and design customised solutions through the IWRM Action Curator.

How can I connect with professionals that work in the same/related field as I am?

Go to our Connect Section and find a professional in your related field through our Network Map and/or browse our communities and join the ones relevant to your interest.

To experience this, you need to register as a member of the IWRM Action Hub. We look forward to having you!

How can I share my content and/or case studies with this online community?

We have simplified the process for you! To share your case study go to the submission page.

Join a community to share your resources, join a discussion and access the several opportunities

How to cite GWP Toolbox?

Here you can find a couple examples on how to cite content published on the GWP Toolbox – IWRM Action Hub. If a resource or case study is specific to the GWP Toolbox, please follow the guidelines below.

Citing a Tool:

  • GWP (2022). [Tool Code: Tool Name]. Accessed [Date information retrieved] from [link to tool page].


Citing a Case Study:

  • Author(s)/Organisation(s) (Year published). Title. On GWP Toolbox – IWRM Action Hub. Accessed [Date information retrieved] from [link to case study]


Citing other GWP ToolBox Pages:

  • GWP (2022). [Page Name]. On GWP Toolbox – IWRM Action Hub. Accessed [Date information retrieved] from [link to pag


Citing a resource:

For technical references and official documents please check the resource itself which most often contains the preferred citation format. Otherwise, we advise you to follow one of the standard citation formats (APA, MLA, Chicago etc.) that best fits your purpose. If no citation format is available, please cite as follows:

  • Publisher (Year published). Title. On GWP Toolbox – IWRM Action Hub. [Date information retrieved] from [link to resource].


For academic resources published in peer-reviewed journals, use the resource’s own citation. Please select ‘View Resource’ on a resource page and you will be redirected to the publishing site. This is often included as a “Suggested Citation” in the bottom of the article or as ‘Cite’ button on the publishing site page.


  • Erin L O’Donnell, At the Intersection of the Sacred and the Legal: Rights for Nature in Uttarakhand, India, Journal of Environmental Law, Volume 30, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages 135–144, https://doi.org/10.1093/jel/eqx026