Helping water operators help one another

The Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) is an international network created to support water operators through Water Operator’s Partnerships (WOPs), peer support exchanges between two or more water operators, on a not-for-profit basis, with the objective of strengthening their capacity, enhancing their performance and enabling them to provide a better service to more people.

Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) are peer-support partnerships between water and sanitation service providers. WOPs work by harnessing the skills, knowledge and goodwill within a strong utility to build the capacity and improve the performance of another utility that needs assistance or guidance.

News and Stories

“EMSAPUNO achieved being the first water utility in Peru to have a Water Safety Plan. The exchange of experience with COPASA was instrumental in this achievement.”

Ligia Carrasco, Head of Planning and Budget Office and WOP coordinator, EMSAPUNO

water professionals’ capacity has been improved through GWOPA’s work.
Since GWOPA was founded in 2009, over
utilities have been helped through WOPs.
At least
million USD has been mobilized for the WOP practice.

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Donors and partners

The global network of national and regional WOP platforms and programmes are the operational arm of the GWOPA Strategy, facilitating Water Operators’ Partnerships practice at the local level. Donor partners help scale up the WOP practice by financing partnership activities, and substantive  partners collaborate in the development and dissemination of knowledge.