The University Water Sector Partnership (UWSP) aims to improve the  education in water management in Ethiopia and forge strong links between the sector organizations and the universities. At present eight universities taken part in the partnership and a long list of sector organizations. The partnership is supported by the NUFFIC NPT Project ‘Strengthening Ethiopian Universities in Integrated River Basin Management' – implemented with help of international partners (UNESCO-IHE, Wageningen University, MetaMeta, IWMI and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). 

The activities of the UWSP are:
  • Education and curriculum improvement
  • Research
  • Improvement of libraries and laboratories of the partner universities