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New sourcebook on multi-stakeholder partnerships in water management

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The Global Water Partnership (GWP), a leading authority on water governance, has launched a resource on managing multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) to improve the global management of water resources.

An MSP is a “decision-making body (voluntary or statutory) comprising different stakeholders who perceive the same resource management problem, realise their interdependence for solving it, and come together to agree on action strategies for solving the problem.” 

The MSP Sourcebook: A Guide for Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in Water Management is a practical guide for those seeking to establish and strengthen MSPs as a means of catalyzing action to achieve more sustainable water management.

Aimed at practitioners, decision-makers and academics, the resource presents six ‘ingredients’ for strong and effective MSPs:

  • Context analysis
  • Setting an agenda for change
  • Knowledge management
  • Resource mobilization
  • Effective communication
  • Conflict management 

Download and explore the sourcebook here.

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