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2023 GWSP Annual Report


Knowledge Highlights

A catalog with a selection of reports, case studies and toolkits produced by GWSP and the Water Global Practice.


Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (GWSP)




Water for Shared Prosperity

The report highlights the global inequalities in water access and recommends pro-poor and inclusive interventions to improve water security and strengthen climate resilience while reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity.


Funding a Water Secure Future

The report quantifies for the first time how much governments spend on water and the size of the financing and funding gaps that must close to meet people's needs.

Transformative Partnerships for Water Security

Partnerships are the bedrock of a water-secure future. They provide opportunities and a framework for sharing knowledge, mobilizing funding, and providing technical assistance.


The Hidden Wealth of Nations: Groundwater in Times of Climate Change

Groundwater is our most important freshwater resource, but the lack of systematic analysis of its economic importance has evaded attention from policymakers and the general public–threatening the resource. The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Economics of Groundwater in Times of Climate Change report offers new data and evidence that advances understanding of the value of groundwater, the costs of mismanagement, and the opportunities to leverage its potential.


2022 GWSP Annual Report

GWSP reviews its progress since launching in 2017 amid the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, rising interest rates and inflation, the war in Europe, and the growing impact of climate change. While these challenges affect its mandate to ensure sustainable water service delivery, the latest GWSP annual report reveals that there is still hope.


What the Future Has in Store: A New Paradigm for Water Storage

What the Future Has in Store: A New Paradigm for Water Storage is an urgent appeal to practitioners at every level, both public and private, and across sectors, to come together to champion integrated water storage solutions—natural, built, and hybrid—to meet a range of human, economic, and environmental needs for the twenty-first century.


Water Security and Fragility: Insights from South Sudan

How can fragile countries like South Sudan better harness water’s potential to sustain development and stability? A new World Bank report “Rising from the Depths: Water Security and Fragility in South Sudan” highlights five priorities that could make a difference.


The Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership in East Asia and the ...

East Asia and the Pacific is a highly diverse region. It ranges from the world’s most populous country, China, to the small Pacific Island states. There is similar breadth in the challenges for the water sector. Rapid population growth, urbanization, and economic development are increasing demand for water as supply is becoming less reliable.


Rising from the Depths: Water Security and Fragility in South Sudan

This report focuses on strengthening nascent policy and institutional frameworks to guide water sector investments and ensure their sustainability. It also suggests using a portfolio of infrastructure options to manage water resources to address South Sudan’s water supply and sanitation crisis.


Water Security in Senegal: Challenges and Recommendations

Water security is the bedrock of Senegal’s development and key to its socio-economic development goals. Deteriorating water resources and an inadequate institutional framework, however, are threatening both the country’s water security and economic growth.


Seeing the Invisible: A Strategic Report on Groundwater Quality

Seeing the Invisible, and its companion, A Practical Manual on Groundwater Quality Monitoring, not only provide a detailed description of the types and nature of contaminants in groundwater, but also the tools and resources for their measurement and long-term monitoring, and techniques to protect the resource from being contaminated in the first place.


Ebb and Flow: Water, Migration, and Development

The Ebb and Flow: Water, Migration, and Development explores the link between water and migration, and the implications for economic development.


Water in Circular Economy and Resilience (WICER)

The Water in Circular Economy and Resilience (WICER) report presents a paradigm shift from linear thinking in the way we plan, design, and operate water infrastructure in urban settings towards a circular and resilience approach.


Innovative Governance for Flood and Drought Risk Management

An EPIC Response Framework shows how national governments can holistically manage floods and droughts: There are twelve fundamental building blocks to an EPIC Response, as explained in the report.

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The GWSP supports client governments to achieve the water-related Sustainable Development Goals through the generation of innovative global knowledge and the provision of country-level support.



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Ripples of Hope

The unprecedented water crisis is putting millions of lives around the world at risk. We need sustainable water resource management to address the rising challenges and provide a water secure world for all. The World Bank, with support from the Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership is fast tracking water action and has provided water for close to 30 million people. Discover how strategic partnerships play a key role.
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Scaling Up Finance for Water

Scaling up finance for water-related investments includes crowding additional private sector innovation, expertise, and capital into a sector that has been historically funded through public and concessional financing in most of the developing world.
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Groundwater: Vital but Invisible

Groundwater may be hidden, but the secret to its sustainability is not.
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Policies and Investments to Sustain Prosperity

Policies to manage water risks need to target people and places. Complementary policies are needed to turn water crises into opportunities.

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Sarah Nedolast, Program Manager,
Water Global Practice, The World Bank.
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