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Coming! The Call for hosting the D8 in 2017 will be released soon!

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The Government of Colombia and IWRN held the Seventh Inter-American Dialogue on Water Management (D7), in Medellin, Colombia, on November 13-19, 2011

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The IWRN is a network of networks whose purpose is to build and strengthen water resources partnerships among nations, organizations, and individuals; to promote education and the open exchange of information and technical expertise; and to enhance communication, cooperation, collaboration and financial commitment to integrated water and land resources management within the context of environmental and economic sustainability in the Americas.

IWRN was founded in 1994 as the main recommendation of the First Inter-American Dialogue on Water Management, which produced the Miami Declaration.

The Network is going through a reorganization to better serve the water stakeholder community in the hemisphere. Now, IWRN governance is elected from a wide base in order to allow all water stakeholders to forward their views about the best ways to influence the implementation of sound water policies in our countries and exchange the lessons learned from practices in the field.

IWRN has organized six (6) Inter-American Dialogues on Water Management, as a flagship event that gathers water management practitioners from all over the hemisphere every three years.

IWRN has new By-Laws! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alberto J. Palombo   
Saturday, 31 July 2010 14:32

The Board started to review the IWRN By-Laws and approved a new version on July 19, 2010.  The new By-Laws resolved several issues regarding IWRN Board Renewal,  terms of limitations, open membership, and introduced the figure of the Ombudsperson in order to guarantee equal and open access to IWRN services and transparency.  This new By-Laws were recommended in the 2010 Annual Board Meeting held in Costa Rica, and they were submitted to discussion and changes by all members of the Board.


The new By-Laws are available in the IWRN website as of today, clicking here.  If you have additional questions, please contact the Secretariat at < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >.


Last Updated on Saturday, 31 July 2010 15:01
Vision, Mission and Goals PDF Print E-mail


Water resources in the Americas are well managed in an integrated, collaborative, and sustainable manner.


To enhance sustainable integrated water resources policies and management in the Americas by providing an inclusive and collaborative environment among individuals, organizations, and governments.


  • To support the advancement of the state of affairs of water policy in the Americas.
  • To serve as a catalyst for the implementation of water resources-related agreements and their goals approved at summits and international venues.
  • To achieve active involvement of IWRN members in every country of the Americas.
  • To become an important and accessible provider of water resources information in the region.


2010 Annual Board Meeting PDF Print E-mail

The Inter-American Water Resources Network (IWRN) held its Annual Board Meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica, on May 6-8, 2010.


Open Membership PDF Print E-mail

IWRN does not charge for membership.  All contributions to IWRN are voluntary. In order to become a Member, please fill the online membership form in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Membership categories include government (national and local), international organizations, non-governmental organizations and networks, academic and research institutions, private sector, and individuals.

Also, governments appoint Focal Points through the Organization of American States (OAS) to participate in IWRN exchanges.

If you want to forward a membership form to a colleague, you will gain IWRN water tokens for your basin. IWRN will reward those basins with most tokens in a year, by recognizing its work in IWRN Nodes, and give preference for a water management seminar promoted by IWRN and its partners.


To submit an IWRN Membership Form, you need to be a registered user in this website. 

Please register, and then click on IWRN Membership in the User Menu.


D7 - Medellin, Colombia

The Government of Colombia and IWRN announced the D7 for November 2011.

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The D7 Website is getting ready!

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