GWP's Global Strategy: Towards 2020

The Global Water Partnership's strategy, Towards 2020, outlines the direction for GWP with the goals of catalyzing change, sharing knowledge, and strengthening partnerships for a water secure world.

The 2014-2019 Strategy builds on GWP’s previous work and achievements. The strategy Towards 2020 stresses the need for innovative and multi-sectoral approaches to adequately address the many threats and opportunities relating to sustainable water resource management in the context of climate change, rapid urbanization, and growing inequalities.

GWP’s long-standing challenge – improving water security – is about stewardship of water resources for the benefit of societies and the environment. Many complex processes are involved, and consistency and long-term commitment is needed in order to succeed.

The Strategy identifies three interdependent goals: formulating and advocating evidence-based policies; generating and sharing knowledge; and supporting change through partnerships.

The global launch of the strategy took place at the Official United Nations World Water Day celebrations in Tokyo, Japan, on 21 March 2014.

The full version of the Strategy is available here.