Since its inception, the GWP has built up a network of Regional Water Partnerships. The Network currently comprises 13 Regional Water Partnerships and 85 Country Water Partnerships, and includes 2965 Partners located in 172 countries.
Regional Water Partnerships have a special function to ensure sharing across national boundaries, and are expected to have an open, inclusive and gender sensitive membership policy for bringing together as wide a group of stakeholders as possible.
Regional Water Partnerships provide support to the implementation of activities at regional and country level as set out in work plans and budgets, and prepare progress reports for the entire Network.
Regional and Country Partnerships manage and govern themselves, and convene stakeholders to address specific issues. They bring about solutions that are both tailored to local conditions and informed by local experiences and good practices from across the network.