The overall Vision of Bangladesh towards 2025 is a nation which is democratic, economically self-reliant, driven by coherent, secure, just and equitable principles, and consists of citizens whose capabilities and potentials are developed to a high degree.
The vision for the country's water postulates a high level of progress in the management of the country's water resources for uplifting the national economy and the living conditions of a/I its people on a equitable basis and maintaining ecological and environmental harmony.
To provide strategic support to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) through coordinated development and management of water. land and related resources in Bangladesh by maximizing economic and social benefits without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems.
The Guiding Principles stem from the Dublin and Rio Statements, the Millennium Assembly and the World Summit on Sustainable Development, among others, and adapted and elaborated over time to reflect the international understanding of 'equitable and efficient management and sustainable use of water'. These guiding principles are as follows:
BWP works in the following key five strategic areas in line with GWP and GWP-SAS Strategy:
BWP has a General Body consisting of its partners and Executive Committee. The General Body is the apex body of the Partnership. Executive Committee (EC) headed by one President, one Secretary General and 11 Members from difference disciplines and organizational background and gender working in the government, non-government, universities and private organization executes all activities and programmes of Bangladesh Water Partnership. It has a lean structure secretariat with an Executive Secretary. President's post is honorary and the Executive Secretary post is full time. The Executive Secretary is responsible for operation o country activities, preparation of Annual Budget and Work Plan, Quarterly Reporting to its Regional Office, conduct fund raisin activities at local level, professional contribution to GWT Network GWP Secretariat and its Partners, broaden the base of GWP partner maintain regular communication within the country and with Region. Partnership and GWP Secretariat and encourage lessons learning an sharing within their country and with other countries in the region.
3 Goals of the GWP Strategy 2014-2019
Strategic Goal #1: Catalyze Change in Policy and Practice. This goal focuses on improving water resources management to help countries towards growth and water security emphasizing an integrated approach, good governance, appropriate infrastructure and sustainable financing.
Strategic Goal #2: Generate and Communicate Knowledge.This goal focuses on developing the capacity to share knowledge and to promote a dynamic communications culture, so as to support better water management.
Strategic Goal #3: Strengthen Partnerships. This goal focuses on enhancing the network’s resilience and effectiveness through stronger partnerships, good governance, measuring performance to help learning and financial sustainability.