Become a member

Membership allows GWOPA to be greater than the sum of its parts.

GWOPA seeks to represent the voice of the water and sanitation operators at the global level and create an enabling environment for more Water Operators Partnerships (WOPs) to happen effectively. A diverse and broad membership base adds legitimacy to GWOPA’s global advocacy efforts, allows for synergies that cross borders and regions, and connects a diverse group of organisations, experts, practitioners and water-sector stakeholders.

How to join?

Becoming a member is easy and will take only a few weeks. You can also contact us for more information.

Step 1: Complete the membership application form and submit to the GWOPA secretariat.

Step 2: The application will be reviewed by GWOPA’s secretariat.

Step 3: Confirmation of membership and a welcome pack will be sent to you.

Why become a member?

  1. Learn and improve. The core activity of GWOPA is to support peer-learning between utilities. Membership offers opportunities to connect with other members and build partnerships.
  2. Join a community. Members are invited to GWOPA’s global community of practitioners and experts.
  3. Show solidarity: Becoming a member of GWOPA is joining a global solidarity-based community populated with diverse institutions. Because membership is cost-free, our community is truly inclusive, and all members adhere to the vision set out in the GWOPA Charter and Code of Conduct.
  4. Act: Engaging in solidarity based exchanges contributeto achieving universal Access to wáter and sanitation and sustainable development goals.
  5. Showcase your work: Becoming a member of GWOPA shows your organisation’s commitment The Alliance offers extensive visibility opportunities for members.
  6. Increase your voice: Within the water and sanitation sector, GWOPA is the foremost platform within the UN space dedicated to increasing the voice of utilities.
  7. Participate. GWOPA members are eligible to apply for support to participate in the Global WOPs Congresses and WOPs.
  8. Decide. Institutional Members are eligible to stand for election in GWOPA’s International Steering Committee and shape the future of the Alliance.

Who can become a member?

Institutional membership is open to wide range of organizations and institutions however public utilities are the largest group. Becoming a member implies formally adhering to the objective and principles of GWOPA and is a sign of commitment to support GWOPA’s vision of a world where everybody has sustained water supply and access to quality sanitation and adequate hygiene. Institutional members are classified by the type of organisation.

  • Public Water and sanitation utilities;
  • Community water and sanitation operators and cooperatives;
  • Private water and sanitation utilities;
  • Associations of water and sanitation utilities;
  • United Nations organizations;
  • Registered international multi-stakeholder platforms/network organizations;
  • Developmentcooperation agencies;
  • Development finance institutions;
  • Non-governmental organizations;
  • Civil society organizations;
  • Trade Unions;
  • National and sub-national governments (including Public Asset Holder Companies);
  • Research and learning institutions; and
  • Water and sanitation sector regulators

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