The application of integrated approaches to water resources management remains a key challenge and a key rationale for the 12 Country Water Partnerships forming the Regional Water Partnership.

GWP CEE Strategy 2009-2013 was developed as a tool for facilitating implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM). principles in the context of European water polices.

It has four strategic goals covering multi-sectoral dialogues, public participation, sustainable sanitation, floods and droughts, communication and network governance.

It also involves inter-regional cooperation with the GWP Central Asia and Caucasus region via UN Economic Commission for Europe. The strategy is regularly updated with emerging issues such as climate adaptation.