GWP IN ACTION 2009 ANNUAL REPORT
GWP at a glance A Network of Partners A non-profit action network advocating, facilitating and supporting change processes for the sustainable management of water resources. A partnership of government agencies, public institutions, private companies, professional organisations, multilateral development agencies and others concerned with water issues. A mechanism for coordinated action, adding value to the work of many other development partners. A neutral platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue at global, national and local levels that connects water resources planning and operations at different scales – transboundary, regional, basin, national and local – for coherent and sustainable action. A resource contributing technical knowledge and building capacity for improving water management.
The GWP Organisation (GWPO) An intergovernmental agency hosted by the Government of Sweden. Managed by the Executive Secretary reporting to the Steering Committee. Accountable to the Steering Committee that directs policy and approves the work programme and budget. Overseen by the Sponsoring Partners – the founding members – the ultimate decision-making body that appoints the Steering Committee.
The Global Secretariat The executive body that acts as the 'Network hub'. Employs 20 staff as of December 2009. Manages GWP's finances and reports on funding received at the global level. Helps the Partnership exchange knowledge and resources, and ensures communication and coherence across the Network.
The GWP Technical Committee The 'technical hub' of the Network. At the global level, guides policy makers with insights on emerging issues, drawing on the cutting edge knowledge of world experts. Provides high quality, peer-reviewed and evidence-based information and background material for water resource practitioners at all levels. Provides advice and support, and facilitates sharing of knowledge and experiences at regional and country levels.
Water Partnerships (Regional, Country, Area, City, River Basin) The 'action hubs' that bring together sectors and interest groups to identify and discuss common water problems and to develop strategies and action plans based on the integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach. Have their own operational strategies, work programmes and administrative structures. Hosted by institutions that administer funds and employ staff on their behalf.
Global Water Partnership Annual Report