GWOPA members advocate for, support or participate in Water Operators' Partnerships (WOPs) - peer partnerships between utilities carried out on a not-for-profit basis. With the principle of solidarity at its core, GWOPA membership unites organizations and individuals from around the world to build awareness of the critical role of utilities, promote effective WOPs, and maximize collective impact.
GWOPA membership is free and open to institutions and individuals. Click on your membership type to apply:
GWOPA membership is free and open to institutions and individuals who have an interest in water, sanitation and related issues, and who are committed to the overarching objectives and principles of GWOPA. All GWOPA Members must subscribe to the GWOPA Charter and embrace the vision and mission of GWOPA.
GWOPA's main constituency is Public Water and Sanitation Utilities.
Yes, it is. There are three bodies constituting the organisational structure of GWOPA, namely:
All GWOPA Members, Individual and Institutional, are Members of the GWOPA Assembly. Institutional Members have a right to vote and to stand as candidates for elective positions in the GWOPA Assembly, the Steering Committee and other committees, in accordance with the established rules and procedures.
GWOPA channels water and sanitation operator' concerns within the UN system. It advocates for strong public service providers and workers. It promotes capacity focused partnerships between water and sanitation operators to sustainably strengthen their performance for the benefit of all.
Yes. Although GWOPA's membership is composed primarily of public water and sanitation utilities, other organizations that support progress towards sustainable access to water and sanitation are part of the membership, namely:
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Private utilities and their associations can apply for GWOPA membership but must adhere to the UN Global Compact, the GWOPA Code of Conduct and the objectives and principles of GWOPA.
GWOPA is mainly an alliance of organisations, however individuals with or without affiliation to an organisation may also join. Individual members can participate in GWOPA activities to learn and share their expertise. Some use individual membership as a first step to securing institutional membership. Individual members do not participate in decision making or elections. at the GWOPA Assembly.