Global WOPs Congress and GWOPA General Assembly



Global WOPs Congress and GWOPA General Assembly successfully finished

In its efforts to make Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) happen with greater impact around the world, the Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) organized its 1st Bi-Annual Global WOPs Congress and GWOPA General Assembly on 20th-21st March 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa, in conjunction with World Water Day celebrations on 22nd of March. The Congress brought together more than 150 water and sanitation operators, GWOPA members, and partners from around the world for this first major global WOPs event.



The Congress has contributed to the growing body of knowledge on WOPs, helped broker new partnerships between operators, and generally raise awareness about the practice. The event provided a major opportunity for practitioners from around the world to exchange with one another on important questions around WOPs.





In the framework of the Congress, GWOPA convened its first General Assembly, where the GWOPA Secretariat presented its progress to all members, and renewed its Steering Committee through the replacement of half of its seats.


Documents/presentations from the Congress and General Assembly

GWOPA_RGB_bubbles Final Agenda
GWOPA_RGB_bubbles List of registered participants
GWOPA_RGB_bubbles Speeches
Special Address by His Royal Highness Willem-Alexander, Chair of UNSGAB at the Closing Session
Welcome Remarks by Mr. Ald Ian Neilson, Executive Deputy Mayor of Cape Town
Welcome Address by Dr. Joan Clos, Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UN-HABITAT
GWOPA_RGB_bubbles Presentations

GWOPA_RGB_bubbles Reports by GWOPA


GWOPA_RGB_bubblesOnline reports/news by partners
ANEAS (in Spanish)
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Reclaiming Public Water Network
GWOPA_RGB_bubbles List of New GWOPA Steering Committee


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