16-18 September 2015. Barcelona, Spain
The Third Global WOPs Congress and GWOPA General Assembly will take place from 16-18 September 2015 in the historic Sant Pau Modernist site where the GWOPA Secretariat is headquartered. The City of Barcelona will once again be the backdrop for the bi-annual gathering of the global WOPs movement.
The majority of people on earth get their most essential basic good – potable water – from water and sanitation operators. As cities grow and freshwater is under increasing stress, the work of this often under-valued actor is ever more central to our health and well-being.
The 3rd Global WOPs Congress is dedicated to the work of these service providers in contributing to our sustainable development. Utilities, donors, knowledge institutions and key urban water sector stakeholders from around the world will gather in Barcelona to advance knowledge, exchange experience, and initiate support for water and sanitation operators through Water Operators' Partnerships.