The Global Water Partnership (GWP), established in , is an international network open to all organizations involved in water resources management: developed and developing country government institutions, agencies of the United Nations, bilateral and multilateral development banks, professional associations, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Its mission is to support countries in the sustainable management of their water resources. Through its network, the GWP fosters integrated water resources management (IWRM). IWRM aims to ensure the coordinated development and management of water, land, and related resources in order to maximize economic and social welfare – without compromising the sustainability of vital environmental systems.The GWP promotes IWRM by facilitating dialogue at global, regional, area, national and local levels to support stakeholders in implementing IWRM. The GWP network works in 12 regions: Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, West Africa, the Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Europe, Central America, South America, Central Asia and the Causasus, South Asia, Southeast Asia, China and Australia.The GWP Secretariat is located in Stockholm, Sweden. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The GWP gratefully acknowledges the partners who kindly contributed to the texts and interviews in the creation of this report, GWP in Action, . It is also grateful for the financial contributions to the Partnership made by the governments of Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
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Global Water Partnership Annual Report