The need for well-performing operators is more critical now than ever as we deal with growing inequalities around resources and access, a fast-changing climate, and an enduring pandemic.

But these challenges have also brought about new and strengthened commitments to solidarity, especially in the water and sanitation space, as we realise that we are all connected.

In October 2021, GWOPA UN-Habitat will convene the 4th Global WOPs Congress, the foremost event with a primary focus on water and sanitation operators, and peer-to-peer partnerships.

The Congress will take place at a critical stage of the Decade for Action on the 2030 Agenda and New Urban Agenda.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

WHY PARTICIPATE?

Previous congresses have brought together key water-sector stakeholders from around the world to advance knowledge, exchange experience, and mobilize support for water and sanitation operators… and the 4th edition promises to go further!
WHO WILL BE THERE?

WHO WILL BE THERE?

Stakeholders from all walks of life who support public water and sanitation utilities, including national, sub-national and local national governments, donors and financial institutions, knowledge and academic institutions, multi-lateral organizations, civil society organizations, workers unions, water regulators and business.

For those new to WOPs and GWOPA, the Congress is an opportunity to interact with a global network of actors committed to solidarity and peer support in the water and sanitation space.
WHERE

WHERE

Everywhere. The physical event will be in GWOPA’s host city - Bonn, Germany but online participation will ensure everyone can participate. Registration opens in early 2021.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
We want to know about the important issues related to water and sanitation where you are. Take two minutes to share your views.
TAKE THE SURVEY
The GWOPA Congress Taskforce will select priority themes from this survey to develop the Congress programme.

A call for contributions will be launched in 2021 to allow individuals and organisations to lead or co-lead sessions.
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GWOPA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

GWOPA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The Assembly will take place during the Congress and will review the State of the Alliance and renew the composition of the International Steering Committee through an election process.