Formally launched in Tobago in 2004, GWP-C is 1 of 13 Regional Water Partnerships (RWPs) of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) Organisation which was founded in 1996 by the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to foster Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
IWRM is the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximise economic and social welfare without compromising the sustainability of ecosystems and the environment.
GWP-C is committed to working with its partners to promote and strengthen interaction and co-operation at all levels and across different sectors to sustain IWRM in the Caribbean region.
Any entity can become a partner of Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C). With more than 80 partners in over 20 Caribbean territories, GWP-C’s partners include public water management agencies; other government agencies; water user associations; private water management agencies; private sector organisations; professional and civic organisations; non-governmental organisations; community based organisations; regional organisations; consultancy organisations; youth organisations; among others.