GWP Network Meeting 2020: Bringing the Change

The Annual Network Meeting of GWP Partners 2020 takes place online on 21-22 October. This is an opportunity when GWP Partners can learn from each other and exchange ideas with GWP. As part of the Network Meeting, the Partners have the opportunity to comment on the GWP in Action 2019 Annual Report and the GWP Annual Financial Report 2019.

Based on the experiences of GWP’s 'Follow the Sun' Network Meetings in 2018 and 2019, we have learned that holding this meeting online ensures a large and inclusive participation. We also recognize that, due to COVID-19, there will be limits to physical gatherings; nevertheless, we are creating a format that allows for broad participation.

WHAT: This year we are moving to a continental format, where we begin the journey with an Opening Session, followed by three continental sessions – Americas, Eurasia, and Africa – and end with a Closing Session. The theme this year is ‘Bringing the Change’.

HOW: Each continental session will consist of an inter-regional segment (customised) and a global segment, where the same question will be discussed in all three continental sessions, culminating in key messages from the whole Network in the Closing Session.


The Covid-19 crisis impacts water resources management today and will likely have long-lasting impacts due to the socio-economic crisis and shifting political priorities. As water actors, how do you adapt your work to continue bringing change to achieve water security? Can we identify ‘success factors’ to make change happen in this new environment?

More information will follow shortly, including registration forms, specific timings, and topics for the inter-regional segments of the continental sessions.