As a public-private initiative, the U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) unites and mobilizes U.S.-based expertise, resources and ingenuity to address water challenges around the globe, particularly in the developing world. The U.S. Water Partnership brings together top U.S. resources to create valuable solutions that will positively impact our growing global water challenges. Announced in March 2012, the Partnership is supported by a wide range of government agencies, academic organizations, water coalitions, NGOs and the private sector. As a single entry point into vast amount of U.S. water knowledge and expertise, the U.S. Water Partnership demonstrates U.S. leadership on global water issues, and provides an important platform for public-private collaboration to leverage assets, know-how, and investment of partner organizations and other stakeholders.
The U.S. Water Partnership builds teams to address specific problems; mobilizes experts; organizes public and private investors in thematic areas or Signature Initiatives and provides a central platform for sharing information, thereby creating new opportunities for diverse stakeholders to participate in solving global water problems together. The partnership works to provide solutions in the following ways: Mobilizing expertise, financial resources and access to government (both U.S. and international partners); Facilitating holistic solutions that involve multiple stakeholders, across disciplines; and Removing barriers, fostering collective action, promoting policy reforms and commercial opportunities for the U.S. private sector.