Who we are

Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med) was established in 2002 as the Mediterranean Regional Water Partnership of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) Network.

Aiming for a water-secure Mediterranean, GWP-Med works at the regional, transboundary, national, basin and local level. GWP-Med promotes action and facilitates dialogue on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM); provides technical support to policy making; implements demonstration activities; and contributes to skills and knowledge development. Strategic priorities include leveraging the SDG target 6.5 on IWRM, adaptation to climate vulnerability and change, and river basin/transboundary water management. Gender and youth issues, as well as private sector participation in water financing, are also key, cross-cutting issues for GWP-Med.

GWP-Med facilitates a multi-stakeholder platform that brings together almost 100 water institutions and organisations, including 10 major regional networks of different water disciplines. GWP-Med extends its human resources in 7 Mediterranean countries with the Secretariat being based in Athens.

Following GWP modalities, GWP-Med is hosted and legally represented by the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE), a non-profit civil society organisation with Mediterranean scope, under the Greek Law. A Host Institute Agreement between GWP-Med, GWPO and MIO-ECSDE governs modalities.