IDB-Netherlands Water Partnership Program (INWAP)
INWAP is a joint effort between the IDB and the Government of the Netherlands to promote the international principles of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and support implementation of these principles in Bank operations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is an innovative and realistic approach to ensuring that social, economic, environmental and technical facets are considered in the management and development of water resources. It takes into account the interaction of multiple water sub-sectors such as water supply, sanitation, irrigation and others, and aims to create incentives to using water resources more efficiently and sustainably.
INWAP became fully operational in August, 2002 with US$10 million available for seven years. The Fund has financed the creation of innovative knowledge, water sector reforms, planning processes and capacity-building activities.