Water: catalyst for cooperation


Title: Water: catalyst for cooperation

Author(s): Global Water Partnership

Publication Date: 2013

Type of Document : Case Studies

Category: Transboundary Cooperation and IWRM

Geographic area:

  • Central America and the Caribbean
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • Groënland
  • Mexico




One of the most pressing issues of our time and for the future is how we manage the world's water resources.

Water does not flow according to the boundaries created by nations, regions and communities. Moreover, water is a finite resource; what we have now is all we'll ever have. And for the first time in history, global demand is beginning to outstrip supply.

This means that water is a resource that has to be shared. To do that requires cooperation. Cooperation can both prevent and solve problems.

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is founded on the belief that our mission - to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels - can only be achieved if civil society, government and the private sector partner together to solve water challenges. Creating partnerships around water is the foundation of the GWP network.

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