The political, social, economic and administrative systems in place that influence water’s use and management. Essentially, who gets what water, when and how, and who has the right to water and related services, and their benefits.
By improving water governance, WGF seeks to contribution to a world which shares and allocates its water sustainably, equitably and efficiently, making it universally available to meet everyone’s basic needs.
GoAL-Waters: Governance Accountability and Learning for Water Sustainability
Through strengthened governance and management frameworks and processes, GoAL-Waters aims at contributing to more sustainable planning, allocation, use and protection of water, coastal and marine resources in cities, river basins, coastal and marine areas; and to ensure use and protection of freshwater and coastal resources in ways that benefit the livelihoods of vulnerable groups and small-scale food producers. The programme also enables work on freshwater and coastal resources management to be carried out from the entry point of human rights, gender, integrity, biodiversity, climate change and/or disaster risk reduction. Between 2019-2023, GoAL-Waters aims to support at least 15 partner countries to achieve more effective, equitable and sustainable freshwater and coastal resources management.