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This collection of papers explains how knowledge and capacity development can contribute to improved, effective water management with a digest of lessons learned in the areas of development of tools and techniques, field applications and evaluation. The authors are prominent practitioners, capacity builders and academics within the water and capacity development sectors.
Capacity Development for Improved Water Management starts with an introduction and overview of progress and challenges in knowledge and capacity development in the water sector. The next part presents tools and techniques that are being used in knowledge and capacity development in response to the prevailing challenges in the water sector, and a review of experience with capacity change in other sectors. In the third part a number of cases are presented that cover knowledge and capacity development experiences in the water resources and water services sectors. This part also presents experiences on water education for children and on developing gender equity. The fourth part provides experiences with the monitoring and evaluation of knowledge and capacity building.
Setting the Scene
Progress and Challenges in Knowledge and Capacity Development
Tools and techniques
E-learning for Capacity Development
Learning Systems for Adaptive Water Management: Experiences with the Development of Opencourseware and Training of Trainers
Bridging the Knowledge Gap: The Value of Knowledge Networks
Knowledge Management at the Community Level in Colombia
Developing Capacity for Conflict Resolution Applied to Water Issues
Capacity Change and Performance: Insights and Implications for Development Cooperation European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
Areas of Application
Capacity Challenges in the Indonesian Water Resources Sector
Institutional Capacity Development of Water Resources Management in Iran
Practical Approaches and Lessons for Capacity Building: A Case of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
Lessons Learned from Capacity-Building Approaches in the Un-habitat Water for African Cities Programme
Water Education: Bridging Divides for Future Generations
An Overview of Capacity Building on Gender Equity in the Water Sector
Knowledge and Capacity Development at River Basin Level
Evaluation and Indicators
The Role of Education in Capacity Development
Capacity Development in Africa: Lessons of the Past Decade
Capacity Enhancement Indicators – A Review of Literature