Agenda for Change members working on systems approaches
Please note this is a summary of information. You can learn more on the CWSC website.
The Center for Water Security and Cooperation (CWSC) based in Washington DC, United States, was started to use the law as a tool for building long-term solutions to the greatest water challenges and to drive legal innovation and partnership. The CWSC brings an impartial legal voice to a sector that has become politicized. Their focus is on understanding and developing legal frameworks that guarantee a future with the water needed to meet economic, security, and domestic needs.
Systems strengthening activities
The CWSC’s mission is to “advance water security and cultivate cooperation by building a unified body of laws, policies, practices, and standards that ensure the availability of water for current and future generations, and a peaceful, stable, and vibrant global society.” In accordance, they have developed five Research Pillars to guide their project development and implementation in pursuit of their mission. Both within the United States and in other regions, each of the projects or initiatives led by the CWSC focuses on at least one of these five pillars: advancing water security, improving water security through improved law, actualizing the right to water, building cooperation, and making law accessible.
Entities of the Central Government
State, county, and municipal governments
How strong are the systems?
To determine how well systems are working, we rely on data derived from Building Blocks, which are manageable ‘sub-systems’ that can be supported and strengthened. Certain building blocks may be more strongly developed or applied at district or national levels. Interactions between building blocks are essential.