How do we work?

How do we work?

The WYN has a simple structure: an advisory board, a core group of active members split into working groups led by coordinators and then we have external partner organisations.

The advisory board is composed of 5 members elected every three years by the core group of active members. The advisory board supports and facilitates the collaboration of the working groups, lobbies for the network and guides the network in its growth.


As of 2017, the following working groups are in place. Each working group defines its own strategy and activities that contribute towards the overall goals of the network and are coordinated with the other working groups. The working groups are led by the coordinator/co-coordinators and are overall guided by the advisory board. The working groups also have one assigned board member to support them in their activities and strategic decision making.

  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)
  • Water Governance

In addition, there are 3 supporting groups:

  • Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Finance and Fundraising


As of 2017, there are two special projects:

but we are expecting more to come… maybe you can be part of the next one!

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