Reflecting on her first year as GWP Executive Secretary, Monika Weber-Fahr says that she saw 2018 unfold as a busy year: "It was a year for consolidation and preparation. And it was a year during which we laid a strong foundation for our future growth."
The Partners are what makes the GWP Network unique, and they are the ones seeing first-hand where water is managed well and where it is not. "Each one tells us about the urgency to improve water management, in more places, with more energy, and with new and better ideas. This report conveys a sense of what they are already doing, and the potential that can be harnessed to achieve even more," says Weber-Fahr.
The key results in the 2018 report shows the extent of the network in action. During the year, GWP activities influenced 46 key water governance outcomes, 66 national institutions were assisted in relation to governance processes, and the estimated investment influenced by GWP activities was €280 million.
GWP Chair Howard Bamsey says that the numbers and the stories featured in the 2018 report point in one direction: "Multi-stakeholder partnerships help countries deliver on their commitment to the SDG on water – and GWP teams around the world are making a difference by contributing to implementation".