Who we are

GWP-Med is the Mediterranean Regional Water Partnership of the inter-governmental organisation Global Water Partnership (GWP). It was launched as the GWP Mediterranean Technical Committee (MEDTAC) in 1999, and was established in its present status in 2002.

Aiming for a water-secure Mediterranean, GWP-Med promotes action, demo application and knowledge exchange on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and the sustainable use of water resources in the region. GWP-Med facilitates a multi-stakeholder platform that brings together 10 major regional networks of different water disciplines (government, river basins, local authorities, professionals, NGOs, research institutes, irrigators, etc) and over 90 other institutions and organisations from both EU and non-EU countries.

Working at regional, national, local and transboundary level, GWP-Med provides technical support to policy making; facilitates dialogue on water security and IWRM issues; and implements demonstration actions. Themes addressed include a range of aspects of governance for IWRM; water financing including private sector participation; adaptation to climate vulnerability and change; river basin/transboundary water management; joint IWRM/Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) planning; Non Conventional Water Resources Management - including at Urban level; water demand management; water-food-energy-environment nexus; integrated groundwater management; stakeholders participation; education; capacity building; and networking of targeted groups including decision makers, parliamentarians and the media. Furthermore, GWP-Med addresses gender, equity, youth and poverty as cross-cutting issues.

Following GWP modalities, GWP-Med is hosted and legaly represented by the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE), a non-profit civil society organisation with Mediterranean scope, under the Greek Law. A Host Institute Agreement governs modalities.

The GWP-Med Secretariat extends its human resources in Athens, Beirut, Ohrid, Podgorica, Pristina, Tirana and Tunis.