Building Resilience to Shocks and Protracted Crises in the Middle East and North Africa

Water scarcity in the MENA region can either be a destabilizing factor or a motive that binds communities together.

Global Engagement

The World Bank's participation at WWW to generate ideas, share knowledge and advance solutions to the global water crisis

Toward a Water-Secure World for All

Learn about the Bank's support to developing countries in achieving universal access to water and sanitation and water security.



Guangzhe CHEN

Senior Director, Water Global Practice, the World Bank Group

Jennifer Sara

Director, Water Global Practice, the World Bank Group

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Trust-Funded Programs

Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (GWSP)

The GWSP supports client governments to achieve the water-related SDGs through innovative global knowledge and country-level support.


2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG)

2030 WRG helps countries achieve water security by 2030 by facilitating collective action on water between government, the private sector, and civil society.

South Asia Water Initiative

The SAWI aims to increase regional cooperation in the management of the major Himalayan river systems in South Asia.

Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program

The CAEWDP builds energy & water security by leveraging enhanced cooperation in all five Central Asian countries plus Afghanistan.

Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA)

The CIWA assists riparian governments in Sub-Saharan Africa in cooperative water resources management and development.

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World Bank Group Water Global Practice