Accelerate the scaling up of effective peer-to-peer partnerships between Water Operators worldwide

18-29 October 2021

Dear Participants,

Due to technical issues, the “Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Session” has been postponed to Wednesday 27 October from 18:00 – 20:00 CEST / 13:00 – 15:00 ART . From the GWOPA Secretariat Team, we apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The 4th Global WOPs Congress - Together towards sustainable water and sanitation for all

Although COVID remains a major global challenge to water and sanitation service providers, operators and their staff are facing many other immediate and longer-term challenges every day: a fast-changing climate, revenue loss, depletion of resources, underinvestment and growing inequalities, among many others.

We are increasingly realising that only by working together can we make progress on these issues.

Learning from each other, sharing experiences, and inspiring action is a critical way for operators to improve their services and ultimately enrich the lives of the people and communities they serve. This spirit of collaboration and solidarity is at the heart of the Global WOPs Congress.

The goal of the 4th Global WOPs Congress is to accelerate the scaling-up of effective peer-to-peer partnership between water operators worldwide.

The Congress will work through a three-tiered approach to:


Increase collective knowledge on peer-to-peer partnership and the work of water operators.


Strengthen partnerships and exchange of experiences between water operators.


Expand support for water operators and the peer-to-peer learning amongst relevant stakeholders and the general public.

Congress session co-conveners