Water Operators’ Partnerships are increasingly recognized as instruments to strengthen operational capacities of water utilities and to foster knowledge exchange between utilities with the ultimate aim of expanding and improving the provision of water services to consumers. Recent programmes like the EU-WOP Programme, sustainable utility partnerships developed by the German Water Partnership or the WaterWorX Programme are illustrative of this growing recognition of WOPs. Contributing to the achievement of SDG target 6.1 figures prominently in these programmes.
This is a series of three sessions. Organized in themes, authors of the papers submitted to the special issue WOPs: Practices and Principles will present the results of their papers and will engage in discussion with the guest editors, other authors and the audience.
In each 90-minute session, three to four papers will be featured.
During this session series, the following papers submitted to the special issue will be presented and discussed:
- Practices in WOPs – Partnerships
- The Umiray Water System partnership project between Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Umiray Local Government – Maynilad, IHE Delft
- Do the ambitious WWX objectives of utility turnaround and significant investments provide focus to, or rather frustrate, knowledge transfer in WOPs – Maarten Blokland
- Power in Partnerships – IHE Delft
- Advancing Water Operators’ Partnerships as an instrument of technical assistance -GIZ, German Utility Platform
- Strengthening Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOP) in Nepal: Experiences, and possibilities for empowering utilities and communities
— Session Programme
This is a series of three sessions. Organized in themes, authors of the papers submitted to the special issue WOPs: Practices and Principles will present the results of their papers and will engage in discussion with the guest editors, other authors, and the audience.