Invitation: Information event on operator partnerships

Call for participation!

Information event for German operators, 18 July 2019, 10am – 5pm, Berlin

Water utilities worldwide are key players in the sustainable management of water as a resource. German operators are already supporting the development of sustainable water management in developing and emerging countries. However, volunteering and isolated consulting projects are not enough to integrate the know-how of municipal operators from Germany into development cooperation in a structured way.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has taken up GWP’s approach of → Operator Partnerships and will carry out a pilot project starting in the summer of 2019, in which three to five partnerships will be developed and implemented. Basically, it’s about building long-term collaborations that will take effect beyond the pilot phase.

We would like to reach a broad participation of German municipal water suppliers and therefore invite all interested ones warmly.


  • overview of the planning status of the new BMZ project operator partnerships.
  • As part of the GWP annual conference on 23 May, the BMZ specified the countries in which operator partnerships can be established. The following countries, using the longlist at BMZ / GIZ, have for the time being consolidated the establishment of the now four planned pilot projects: Morocco, Ukraine, Zambia and Jordan. We would like to inform you about the water sector in these countries and the possible southern operator partners.
  • In addition, the very practical implementation tools within the pilot phase and next steps should be discussed.

Interested parties are welcome to contact → Lisa Lohmann at the GWP office.

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