Through strengthened governance and management frameworks and processes, GoAL-WaterS aims at contributing to more sustainable planning, allocation, use and protection of water, coastal and marine resources in cities, river basins, coastal and marine areas; and to ensure use and protection of freshwater and coastal resources in ways that benefit the livelihoods of vulnerable groups and small-scale food producers. The programme also enables work on freshwater and coastal resources management to be carried out from the entry point of human rights, gender, integrity, biodiversity, climate change and/or disaster risk reduction. Between 2019-2023, GoAL-WaterS aims to support at least 15 partner countries to achieve more effective, equitable and sustainable freshwater and coastal resources management.