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Water Operators Partnerships (WOP)

What is the Water Operators Partnership (WOP)?

It is a program that seeks to promote not-for-profit partnerships and good practices between water operators, and between operators and any other interested party related to the water and sanitation sector. This initiative is led in Latin America by the Inter-American Development Bank and UN-Habitat.

What are WOP's main goals?

To promote technical cooperation between water operators; to promote the development of strategic alliances with similar networks, including international donors; and to promote good practices through the training of water operators and other sector entities.

What types of cooperation can be developed?

Cooperation can be institutional, legal, managerial, related corporate governance, transparency, accountability, financing, commercialization and technological improvement of water and sanitation operation and infrastructure.

Who can be part of the WOP?

Public and private water companies operating in the region can be part of the WOP. Planning and Regulatory agencies as well as institutes, associations, networks and consultants related to the sector can also become part of the WOP.

What are the main benefits of being a WOP member?

  • Benefit from the good practices developed by other water operators;
  • Participation in specific seminars and training workshops;
  • Access to a database with most water operators in the region.


  • EPM (Colombia) & ENACAL (Nicaragua): information systems
  • SABESP (Brazil) & SEDAPAL (Peru): e-procurement
  • AGUAS ANDINAS (Chile) & SEDAPAR (Peru): management efficiency
  • DIGAP (Chile), EMAC (Ecuador) & COSMOL (Bolivia): solid waste


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