The EU boosts progress towards SDG6 through a 9M Euro WOP Programme with UN-Habitat

The EU Water Operators’ Partnerships Programme, funded by the EU and implemented by UN-Habitat GWOPA, will support public water and sanitation utilities in developing contexts.

Bonn, Germany 2 September 2020 – The European Union, represented by the European Commission, and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), have signed a 9 million Euro agreement to implement the four-year EU WOP Programme. The initiative, set to kick off in September 2020, will finance 25 Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) over four years with the goal of advancing the operational, financial, social and environmental performance of beneficiary utilities, and improving the lives of the communities they serve.

The newly-approved EU WOP Programme will be implemented by the Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA), an extensive UN-Habitat-led network with more than ten years’ expertise in promoting, facilitating and tracking WOPs.

More information at the UN-Habitat webpage.