Knowledge sharing

GWP works to develop capacity to share knowledge so as to support better water management. GWP has made conceptual and technical contributions to water management and sustainable development at global, regional and national levels.

The network has laid a strong intellectual foundation for integrated water resources management in publications on issues such as adapting to climate change, developing infrastructure, river basin organisations and financing. GWP's educational and advocacy role has led to changes in policies and legislation.

In addition to shaping an internal communication culture to encourage partners to become good at sharing knowledge and communication, GWP will link the technical committee more closely to other GWP knowledge streams – such as the IWRM ToolBox – and to cooperating Partners. Connecting those who can provide knowledge with those who need knowledge ensures that GWP generates products and services that make sharing knowledge more effective. The GWP ToolBox is central to this process.

The GWP ToolBox is a free and open database with a library of case studies and references that can be used by anyone who is interested in implementing better approaches for the management of water or learning more about improving water management on a local, national, regional or global level. The GWP ToolBox comprises an organized collection of case studies, reference documents, external web sites and other supporting materials in water resources management, which have been submitted by various contributors and have been peer reviewed. The GWP Toolbox is intended to be an information exchange – experiences shared help to develop the body of knowledge which can enable all those engaged in water issues to work together to build water security and sustainable water for all. GWP has developed the ToolBox as a free access source of knowledge.

We hope that the ToolBox will increase knowledge, improve networks of contacts, and help in implementing ideas and solutions for water related problems.

Posted: 2010-05-25


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