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International Water Monitoring Organizations

African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW)


AMCOW was founded in 2002 in Nigeria. Its key mission is to promote cooperation, social and economic development among member states through an effective management of continents water resources.


European Water Partnership


It is an independent non-profit structured as a member organization. It not only coordinates initiatives and activities in international water issues but also undertakes worldwide promotion of European expertise related to water.


Global Water Partnership


The mission of the organization is to develop and advance governance and management of water resources for sustainable development.


International Association of Hydrologists


Their mission is to deepen the understanding, wise use and protection of groundwater throughout the world. They aim at raising awareness of groundwater issues and work with national and international agencies to promote the use of groundwater to ensure ready access to safe drinking water.


International Association of Hydrological Sciences


The objectives of the association are:

  • To study the hydrological cycle of the Earth and its waters, including their physical, chemical and biological cycles, how it relates to climate.
  • To study erosion and sedimentation and their relation to hydrological cycle
  • To examine the hydrological aspects of the use and management of water resources and their change under influence of man’s activities


International Water Association


The association connects people of the highest caliber together to share knowledge, experience and know-how about the most pressing water issues and new solutions for them.


Joint Monitoring Program


The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for water supply and sanitation is a UN mechanism with task to monitor progress towards the Millennium Development Goal relating to drinking water and sanitation.




It is the Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries in the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. Its key activity is to develop concepts and technologies which are later adapted to the different physical and socio-economic conditions.




Stockholm International Water Institute is a body that seeks sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing water issues and escalating water crisis.


UNEP  - GEMS Water


The United Nations Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS) Water Programme is dedicated to providing environmental water quality data and information of the highest integrity.



UNESCO – World Water Assessment Programme


The programme seeks ways to develop tools and skills needed to achieve a better understanding of the processes, management and policies that can improve the supply and quality of global freshwater resources.


The UN – Water


It is a United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater related issues, including sanitation. The Agency encompasses development, assessment, management, monitoring and use of freshwater.


World Water Council


The Council is an international multi-stakeholder platform. It’s mission is to promote awareness, to build political commitment, trigger action on critical water issues at all levels to develop an effective management and use of water.