German Water Partnership e.V.

The German Water Partnership is a joint initiative of the German private and public sectors, combining commercial enterprises, government and non-government organisations, scientific institutions and water-related associations. The network is supported by five federal ministries. Its head office in Berlin collects and coordinates information about innovations, activities and services of its members.

Company details

Reinhardtstraße 32 , Berlin , 10117 Germany

Locations Served

Members

Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

German Water Partnership is a central coordination and contact office of the German water sector serving foreign partners and clients.
    
Excellence
The German Water Partnership is a joint initiative of the German private and public sectors, combining commercial enterprises, government and non-government organisations, scientific institutions and water-related associations. The network is supported by five federal ministries. Its head office in Berlin collects and coordinates information about innovations, activities and services of its members.

Aim
The fundamental aim of the German Water Partnership is to make the outstanding German engineering, know-how and experience in the water sector easily available to partners and clients all over the world.

Background
Germany has more than 150 years of experience in successful water management. Efficiency in plant engineering, consulting and operation is complemented by unparalleled expertise in scientific research, education and training, and by high levels of institutional and administrative knowledge.

Outlook
We look forward to transferring this efficiency and high standard in water treatment and management to any region in the world that needs help solving the present and future water problems, including those caused or aggravated by climate change, population growth and desertification.

German Water Partnership's paramount objective is to strengthen the position of German water industry and research in international markets.

Strategic positioning as central contact for enquiries from abroad
German Water Partnership provides foreign customers with indiviual information and supports communication and initiation of business with its members and partners.

Raising the profile of German water industry and research abroad
At international symposia and conferences GWP presents and explains the competencies and unique position features of German water industry and research.

Expansion of internal communication
Within its committees, at the annual conference, and on the website GWP offers a broad variety of opportunities to exchange information and experiences.

Networking and cooperation with professional associations, organisations and ministries
Continuous exchange and cooperation between GWP and professional associations, organisations and ministries strengthens the position of the German water industry and research in international markets.

Expansion of the international network in the focus countries
The » regional sections within GWP are the main instrument for building a network for its members in the focus countries in order to strengthen the position of German water industry and research under consideration of regional characteristics.

Intensifying networks of industry and research
GWP supports communication between companies and research institutes and makes an effort to break down barriers to innovation and to improve the marketing environment of the German water industry.

Quality
From the initial project idea, development and planning to the long-term operation of facilities - our highly qualified employees cover the entire spectrum and provide their expertise worldwide. The quality of products and services play just as important a role as their price-performance ratio. We stand for 'Made in Germany' in the water sector.

Sustainability
The German water industry pursues the goal of conserving global water resources through sustainable consumption and management of water. Through this effort, as well as projects subsidized by the German government, it contributes to the achievement of the UN - Millennium Development Goals.
 
Reliability
The members of German Water Partnership are internationally renowned partners, reliable over the long term, who fulfill their contracts as agreed and to the highest quality.

Flexibility
Germany's competence in water matters comprises many companies of all sizes and offering specialized services. The members of German Water Partnership supply appropriate, practical solutions that enable them to meet the requirements of their international customers efficiently, safely and economically.

Innovation
The German water sector leads the world in the research and development of pioneering solutions, materials, technologies and products. Our members invest consistently in the development and implementation of new technologies, processes and services, as well as in ongoing education and training programs to ensure their employees are fit to carry on the work in the future.
 
Clean business
German Water Partnership and its member companies, in commitment to fair competition as the essential foundation for a functioning global economy, confirm the 'Clean Business' initiative and pledge not to engage in corrupt practices. 

The highest level of the German Water Partnership is the general meeting. It is held regularly, approves the actions of the board and legitimates the association's work. The board consists of 15 people. It elects the executive board, which is composed of one chairman and three representatives. The GWP board nominates the executive director and herewith controls operations. It also organises study groups which are headed by board members wherever possible.

The heads or representatives of the ministries, associations and Länder initiatives whose work is relevant to the society's aims are members of the advisory council. The advisory council is elected by the board and acts in an advisory capacity.

The association organises an annual conference to coincide with its general meeting. This conference is basically open to all German providers of water management.

The steering committee is responsible for implementing the decisions made at the annual conference, in cooperation with the board.

The practical work takes place on so-called task forces. The members of the association set up task forces according to their areas of work.