GWP: The Network of the German Water Sector

Solutions you can trust

German Water Partnership e.V. is the only network in the German water sector with an international focus and unites around 350 companies, trade associations and institutions from business, science and research.

Water: a common challenge

Around 1.8 billion people live in regions with water stress, 2.3 billion have no access to sanitation. More and more extreme weather events are causing floods or droughts worldwide. Global population growth, urbanisation and climate change are constantly exacerbating the situation. The sustainable use of water is not only a question of environmental protection, health and social justice.

 It also plays a decisive role in central economic fields such as infrastructure, industrial production and agriculture.With the help of German Water Partnership, German players in the water sector are tackling these issues – with proven know-how and new technologies. Become part of our network, make a contribution and benefit at the same time from the constantly growing need for investment in the global water sector.

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Your gateway: customers and partners worldwide

Through the GWP network, foreign clients and decision-makers have direct access to the competencies and services of our more than 350 members. They can find suitable partners via our online database or through direct mediation by the GWP office.

Our goals

  • Bundling information & interests
  • Strengthening the international competitive position of German players
  • Improving the framework conditions for business development
  • Driving innovation
  • Promoting approaches to solving water management problems, especially in developing and emerging countries

Our business

150 years of know-how in water supply and wastewater management. Its players are highly specialised and decentralised. They offer adapted and particularly energy-efficient solutions with long life cycles. With their strong competence in education, research, development and innovation, they are well equipped for diverse and challenging international tasks.

Together, our highly qualified members cover the entire spectrum from the project idea to development, planning, construction and long-term operation of plants. Quality is just as important as affordability, reliability and sustainability.

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Additionally, the German water industry is a world leader in research and development of future-oriented solutions, materials, technologies and products. The goal: sustainable use of water and water management that conserves the world’s resources.

In this way, and with the support of the projects funded by the Federal Government, it is making its contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the service of fair competition, German Water Partnership and its member companies are committed to “clean business” as an essential basis for a functioning economy and are committed to corruption-free action.

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