GWP-C currently has more than 80 partners spanning several Caribbean territories which encompass the English, Spanish, French and Dutch Caribbean as well as North America.
These countries include: Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States Virgin Islands, United States of America and Canada.
Any entity, except individuals, may become a partner of GWP-C. GWP-C’s partners include public water management agencies; other government agencies; water user associations; private water management agencies; private sector organisations; professional and civic organisations; non-governmental organisations; community based organisations; regional organisations; consultancy organisations; youth organisations; among others.
Benefits of Membership
Some of the benefits of being a partner of GWP-C include:
- As a regional arm of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) Organisation, global support, expertise and experiences are made available to member countries.
- It improves communication by promoting information sharing, broad awareness of resource availability and networking with other regional GWP partnerships facing similar challenges.
- It provides a regional mechanism for knowledge and technology transfer, including best practice and its replication.
- It will mobilise and provide resources to members to carry out Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) programmes.
- The partnership network has influence at national and regional policy discussions and other forums.
- It provides co-ordination between various groups and institutions with the region in order to prevent the duplication of efforts and to streamline the use of limited resources.
- It promotes data and information consolidation through the creation of a communications and technical assistance network so that a complete and timely status of the Caribbean region can be readily available.
- It provides opportunities for collaboration and decision-making among other benefits.