NMCG Launches Global River Cities Alliance

  • Global River Cities Alliance (GRCA), led by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).
  • Under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India.
  • Launched at COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.



  • Countries namely India, Egypt, Netherlands, Denmark, Ghana, Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Japan.
  • River-cities of The Hague (Den Haag) from the Netherlands, Adelaide from Australia, and Szolnok of Hungary.
  • International funding agencies like World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
  • Knowledge management institution like KPMG.
  • Expanding the reach of the existing River Cities Alliance (RCA), formed by NMCG in association with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in 2021.



  • It is a unique alliance covering more than 275.
  • Global river-cities in 11 countries, international funding agencies and knowledge management partners.
  • It is first of its kind in the world. 
  • Signifies a momentous step in global efforts toward river conservation and sustainable water management.
  • Partner countries are poised to coordinate post-COP activities, shaping the architecture of GRCA for effective implementation.
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