Frequently embedded within professional associations, WOPs platforms support intra-regional (mostly south-south) WOPs. Each platform is different, responding to local needs and context. The platforms tend to bring together the local water and sanitation utilities and financial institutions, and are encouraged to involve other WOP stakeholder groups.
In certain countries, there is a need to establish a National WOP platform that can facilitate WOPs among operators in the same country or coordinate WOPs with international partners. In collaboration with the regional WOP platform, GWOPA supports this initiative.
Active WOP platforms are now operating in several regions and countries and are an integral part of the Alliance.