GWOPA News

In line with global urbanization trends, Pakistan’s 181 million inhabitants are gravitating towards urban centres.

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Does climate change threaten to disrupt the Asian century?

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On the eve of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, 400 actors gather in Barcelona to reinforce the role of water and sanitation operators.

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A collection of good WOPs practice from across the globe.

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2015 waterlinksAbout WaterLinks WaterLinks began in 2008 as a platform for Water Operator Partnerships (WOPs) in Asia established by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Water Association (IWA), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In 2011, WaterLinks was incorporated in the Philippines as an independent non-profit organization. Recognized as the only experienced regional organization for the design and implementation of Water Operator Partnerships (WOPs) in Asia, WaterLinks catalyzes efficiency improvements to enhance and expand access to urban water and sanitation services. Principal WaterLinks activities are: • WOPs support and facilitation; • Regional capacity building program development (e.g. training, toolkits, manuals, studies); and • Knowledge management and networking Governing bodies/ structure (max 50 words): Vision and Mission (100 words): WaterLinks Mission: “Catalyze measurable change in the delivery of safe water and sustainable sanitation urban services” More about WaterLinks

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WaterLinks will present two WOP Awards in recognition of outstanding achievements of WOPs during the 3rd Global WOPs Congress in September.

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GWOPA continued its support in 2014 to WaterLinks, the WOPs platform in Asia and the Pacific, notably in the implementation of a climate change-themed WOP between the national utility of Sri Lanka and Yarra Valley in Australia.

Recognizing the regional diversity of the platforms, GWOPA’s efforts in 2014 were directed to consolidating well-performing platforms, such as WOP-LAC, and to increase the direct support to strengthen existing and growing platforms such as WOP-Africa and Cari-WOP.

The 7th Pacific Water Conference and Expo was hosted by the Pacific Water and Wastes Associationin partnership with the American Samoa Power Authority from the 9th – 11th September in Utulei, American Samoa.  The conference was opened with a cultural ceremony, organized by the host, and featured international and Pacific speakers, technical papers and workshops focused on the theme “Water and Energy in the Pacific”. With around 150 participants, this was yet another successful conference for utilities worldwide.  

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