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Vacancy: Graphic Designer and Junior Database Consultant

We are calling for two consultants, one for a graphic designer of GWOPA publications and the other for a junior consultant working with us on WOPs database. 

If interested, please your application letter with a CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for applications: 27th of October 2014 included.


TOR for Graphic Designer

TOR for Junior Consultant for WOPs Database

World Water Forum: Preparatory Regional Workshop in Barcelona

This event, entitled “Promotion of Innovation and Linking Science and Technology” is framed within the European Regional Process for World Water Forum 2015 in Korea. 

A draft agenda for this meeting is available here

For more details on the meeting, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or consult the World Water Forum website 

Voices from Slums Heard on World HABITAT Day 2014

Nairobi, Kenya -- 1 October 2014:  The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day (WHD). The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and to promote adequate shelter for all. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our towns and cities.

The theme for World Habitat Day 2014 is ‘Voices from Slums’ and it will be commemorated all over the world on Monday, 6 October 2014. It aims to acknowledge the hardships of life in slums by giving voice to slum dwellers to air their own experiences and share their knowledge and ideas about improving their living conditions, as well as highlighting the efforts made towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

Full press release 

Risk Management and Natural Disasters in Water Operators in the Caribbean

A workshop on "Risk Management and Natural Disasters" for Water Operators in the Caribbean was co-organized by the regional platform of Water Operators' Partnerships in the Caribbean (Cari-WOP), WOP-LAC and GWOPA/UN-Habitat. The workshop was organized in the framework of the 23rd Annual CWWA Conference and Exhibition which takes place from 6 to 10 October in the Atlantis Paradise Island Resorts in The Bahamas.

The objective of the workshop was to share knowledge and best practices on how water operators deal with natural disasters and risk in the Caribbean region, from a management and planning perspective. Eight countries from the region were represented in the workshop (Belize, Costa Rica, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago) in addition to two major contributions from two water operators from Florida (USA) and Fiji in the Pacific. In the workshop, opportunities to initiate Water Operators' Partnerships (WOPs) in the Caribbean on the theme of Risk Management and Natural Disasters were identified. 

Consult the programme 


Presentations from the workshop:

Costa Rica Presentation

CWSA - St Vincent and the Grenadines

DINEPA - Haiti

DOWASCO - Dominica

Hillsborough County Florida - USA

WASA - Trinidad and Tobago

WASCO - Saint Lucia

Water and Sewerage Corp. - Bahamas

Water Authority Fiji - Fiji



GWOPA chairs session at Eau pour Tous/Water for All 2nd Scientific Meeting in Paris

The 2nd annual meeting of Water for All, organized by ParisTech - SUEZ Environment Water for All Chair took place in the French capital on 19 September with the participation of esteemed academics and practitioners from the water and sanitation sector. GWOPA’s Programme Manager, Faraj El-Awar, moderated the afternoon roundtable discussion on “Sanitation, Urban Planning and Health”.

The gathering allowed for researchers to present their latest findings to practitioners who are experts and active in the field in order to receive valuable feedback on their work and proposals. The resulting discussions were dynamic and constructive as the different approaches came together.

Active operators from the GWOPA network participated in the meeting, including the CEO of ONEA (operator profilein Burkino Faso, Harouna Ouibiga. The partnership between eThekwini (profile) and NWSC (profile) of Uganda was also raised and discussed by the former heads of the operators, Niel Macleod and William Muhairwe respectively. Close working partners of GWOPA, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) also participated in this international gathering, which was equally a useful networking event for all participants.  

The outcomes of the session will be circulated by Eau pour Tous to participants for wider dissemination. For more information on this annual event, please consult the Eau pour Tous webspace.  

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