Global Water Partnership

The Global Water Partnership (GWP), created in 1996 and based in Sweden, is a working partnership among all those involved in water management: government agencies, public institutions, private companies, professional organizations, multilateral development agencies and others committed to the Dublin-Rio principles. The mission of GWP is 'to support countries in the sustainable management of their water resources'.

One of the products of GWP is its 'ToolBox', a comprehensive set of guidelines for IWRM. The tools are organized in three groups:

• Enabling environment: policies, legislative framework, financing and incentive structures;

• Institutions: creating an organizational framework and building institutional capacity;

• Management tools: water resources assessment, planning for IWRM, efficiency in water use, social change instruments, conflict resolution and regulatory instruments.

GWP and its ToolBox do not (yet) have a pronounced focus on groundwater. GWP's website can be accessed at: www.gwpforum.org.

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