The Water Network app for Android and IPhone!

The Water Network has launched an app for Android and IPhone to access global water experts, knowledge and breaking news. With the app you can among others: 

  • Discover professionals with expertise of interest to you
  • Meet attendees at Singapore International Water Week and other water events
  • Access a global Q&A knowledge bank
  • Breaking water news, filterable by category
​To get started, you need to first download the app and login.
In this presentation you can see how it works.
Problems downloading or installing the app? Contact: support@tallyfox.com

Platforms used by IRC

Over the last year and a half IRC has been going through an intensive process of brand and identity renewal.

Why? Basically because we’ve changed substantially in the last few years and our identity needs to reflect that change. Since 2007 we’ve been strengthening our belief – through large-scale research and evidence gathering – that the only solution to the crisis in water and sanitation for over two billion people is the development of sustainable services. In partnership with many WASH sector players and with major investors we’ve been mapping the complex processes and approaches required to do this. To walk the talk, we’ve opened country offices in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Uganda, and become part of long-term sector change processes in those countries with a growing network of partners. Continue reading Dr. Patrick Moriarty, CEO IRC welcomes you to IRC’s new site….

Crucial to the WASH information Consortium group is knowing what links and synergies can be found  through the different platforms that Consortium organisations are involved in.

This post provides an overview of IRC’s digital platforms as updated in April 2014.

Main IRC websitehttp://www.ircwash.org/

IRC blogs:

IRC Facebook pages:

IRC Twitter:

In addition, IRC uses the following other social media channels: Slide ShareYouTube and Linkedin.

How is social media shaping academia

“All the disciplines have become more and more specialized and more and more quantitative, making them less and less accessible to the general public,” notes Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton and now the president of the New America Foundation.

Nick Kristof got a big response this weekend to his appeal for more academic to act   like public intellectuals. In this post you will find more about his worries on Twitter.

Related, the student policy review at Georgetown interviewed me a couple of weeks ago, which you might say helps bolster Kristof’s point. This is my answer to, “What would you say this new era of technology has brought to development economics and academia?”

I think research papers are finding a much wider audience. Let’s say you like to follow stories on women’s empowerment or international development, previously you would’ve had to wait for The Economist to cover an article, or you would’ve had to go out and search for it yourself…

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ImplementIng effectIve knowledge management in emergencies: a case study from Somalia WASH cluster

Somalia1_2013Year of publication: 2013

This learning paper captures the experience of the Somalia WASH Cluster and draws lessons on how an effective knowledge management system can be developed and implemented. The paper aims to provide an example framework of a successful knowledge management system that can be adapted by other national WASH Clusters to support a predictable, effective, timely and coherent WASH emergency preparedness and response.

The paper will first outline the concept of knowledge management before featuring the key aspects of the knowledge management system in Somalia: basic components; challenges and actions; knowledge flow; backbones of the system; and feedback from the system users.

Lastly, it will highlight lessons learned from this experience.

The experience of the Somalia WASH Cluster demonstrates the importance of knowledge management in ensuring greater predictability and accountability in humanitarian response, while at the same time strengthening partnerships. Continue reading

Platforms used by the Water Integrity Network (WIN)

1.       WIN website: www.waterintegritynetwork.net

2.       WIN tools and resources platform: http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/integrityspace

3.       WIN Membership platform: http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/become-a-member/membership

4.       Water Integrity forum: http://www.waterintegrityforum.com/

5.       WIN on twitter: @WaterIntegrityN

6.       WIN on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WaterIntegrityNetwork

7.       WIN on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/waterintegritynetwork/

Platforms used by Avko

Platforms used by WASH-Resource Centre Network Nepal (WASH-RCNN)

The WASH-RCNN has been using following platforms for learning and sharing on WASH issues.

Website

Resources (Online Library)

Electronic Bulletin

Facebook

Twitter

Youtube

Decentralised Resource Centres

  • Surkhet
  • Pokhara

WordPress Blog