GWP promotes integrated water resources management (IWRM) and provides a forum for dialogue among the organizations, government agencies, water users and environmental groups to promote stability through the development, management and sustainable use of water resources.
The network is open to all organizations interested in the management of water resources: government institutions of developed and developing countries, UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral development banks, trade associations, research institutions, none governmental organizations and the private sector.
The GWP network covers 13 regions: Southern Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, the Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Central Asia and Caucasus, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China. The GWP Secretariat is located in Stockholm, Sweden.
The network receives financial support from Canada, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA.