The Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) oversees all SIWI’s project work and guides the organization’s strategic development.

The Chief Operating Officer Karin Gardes and her team play a key role in SIWI’s current and future operations. This includes ensuring that the organization has the right capacity and developing efficient processes for the programmatic work.

The COO team guides SIWI on topics such as project design, implementation, and reporting, but also on the more long-term strategic development so that SIWI can continue to contribute to good water governance across the world.

GO-WATER Project

Through GO-WATER, SIWI offers capacity development on water governance. The programme aims to reduce poverty and inequality by improving water security and resilience.

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Terraced paddy field at Mu-Cang Chai, Vietnam. Photo: Jimmy-Tran