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2022 GWSP Annual Report


Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (GWSP)


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A comprehensive report on how GWSP advances results in water and sanitation.


Knowledge Highlights

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




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.


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.


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.


2021 GWSP Annual Report

As the effects of climate change intensify and the world battles the long-term impact of the global pandemic, progress on achieving the SDGs by 2030 is falling further behind. GWSP is building partnerships to roll out an integrated response to these challenges, and achieve water and sanitation for all.


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.


Ambitious reforms improving access to water in Benin

GWSP’s work in Benin has revealed the importance of focused technical assistance in the rural water sector, that government buy-in is crucial for getting positive results.


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.


About the Partnership

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.




Ebb and Flow: Water, Migration, and Development

The Ebb and Flow: Water, Migration, and Development report examines the link between water and migration, and the implications for economic development. It assesses how rainfall shocks are related to migration relative to other key variables such as age, gender, education, and household size. Read Volume 1 of the report here: Volume 2 of the report, titled: The Ebb and Flow: Water in the Shadow of Conflict, can be downloaded here:
An infographic on groundwater

Groundwater: Vital but Invisible

Groundwater may be hidden, but the secret to its sustainability is not.
Infographic of policies and investments to sustain prosperity

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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Joel Kolker, Program Manager,
Water Global Practice, The World Bank.
1818 H Street NW, Washington D.C. 20433, USA
Tel :+1 (202) 473 4229