India Water Partnership
India Water Partnership (IWP) is a non-profit organization with a goal of promoting Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in India and possesses 12AA & 80G from Income Tax Department, Government of India. It is also accredited by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) headquartered at Stockholm, Sweden as Country Water Partnership of GWP and hence also known as GWP-India.
The GWP having 13 regions worldwide is an International network organization (founded by the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to foster an integrated approach to water resources management with a vision for a “Water Secure World”.
IWP carries out dispassionate analysis of various water related issues and steers the policy discourse on social, economic, ecological and scientific basis. It serves as an independent voice on water management issues outside the government’s ambit and aims at forecasting and identifying the potential challenges towards water security posed by climate change. IWP supports the government in implementing the policy of Integrated Water Resources Management, bringing a conceptual change in thought process through critical and unbiased analysis of issues, stimulating public awareness and understanding for country’s water resources and functions as the water sector’s national voice by promoting dialogue and exchange of information between the individuals, agencies and government departments within the country. IWP holds periodic meetings and conferences within the country for discussions on various aspects of water sector, ensures effective participation of country in international events sponsored by GWP and other international institutions. IWP also encourages cooperation and collaboration among allied disciplines and institutions within the country to encourage integrated water resources development.
IWP is guided by 10 eminent Board of Governors,3 drawn from Government of India;2 from State Governments and 5 potential partners from its network organizations including the President. IWP is also supported by an Advisory Committee and Program Committee to carry out its different activities across India.
More than 150 (NGOs, Institutions, Research Organizations, Government agencies, Universities, Government Public Sector Undertakings, Corporate Houses) across India have joined hands with IWP as partners for working together towards management of water resources in India.