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THE GREAT RIVERS PARTNERSHIP brings together diverse stakeholders and best science to work toward sustainable management and development of the world’s most critical river systems.

 Global Network to Advance IRBM

Leading international organizations have come together to form the Global Network to Advance Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM). 

The collaborative effort enables each organization to add value to its existing work in river basins, and to engage a wider range of stakeholders than otherwise possible.

Together, these Support Partners aim to facilitatein all regions of the worldthe emergence of effective and efficient water governance, as well as sustainable development of water resources, in a way that reconciles competing demands on our rivers and strikes a balance for social, economic and ecological health. 

Learn More 

For more information on the Network, please reference the resources below and stay tuned for Partner features and news at right. You can also contact us for further details or to inquire about collaboration opportunities.

Network Launch: Official Press Release

Partner Memorandum of Understanding & Letters of Support

Partner Web Links


​Partner Spotlights

Niger River - © John Spooner/Flickr  

Partners Target the Indus, Mekong and Niger Basins

A workshop held at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Headquarters in Washington, DC, recently marked the start of a new IFPRI project titled “Agricultural development, ecosystems and their services: Insights from Agent-Based Modeling in the Indus, Mekong and Niger basins”—a study which aims to better understand interactions between people, water and ecosystem services.


Croatia Presides Over ICPDR in 2015 

Following a ceremonial passing of a bottle of Danube water at a meeting in December 2014, Mr. Dražen Kurečić has now formally taken office as President of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR).       ​

Other Partner News