|Knowledge and capacity development in the water sector: special issue of Water Policy|
Water management is particularly dependent on strong capacity, a solid knowledge base and awareness at all levels, including those of the individual, the organization, the sector institutions and the ‘enabling environment’. Yet getting all levels to operate in a coherent manner is challenging, and requires vision and leadership. A special issue of Water Policy seeks to further the understanding of leadership in knowledge and capacity development in the water sector. However, its theoretical and methodological insights will be of interest beyond that arena. The special issue resulted from selected papers presented at the 5th Delft Symposium on Water Sector Capacity Development held in Delft, The Netherlands. The best thing: they are free to download!
Collectively, the contributions examine knowledge and capacity development in both the water services and water resources sub-sectors. In order to be linked well to current local realities, the papers rely on both academic analyses based on empirical research as well as practitioners’ accounts based on their professional experience. They present an overview of the current state of the art in knowledge and capacity development in the water sector.
Leadership in knowledge and capacity development in the water sector
Exploring water leadership
Developing T-shaped water professionals
Meeting the water and sanitation MDGs
Community management and sustainability of rural water facilities in Tanzania
Readiness and willingness of the public to participate in integrated water management
Capacity development for urban development
Local solutions in Non-Revenue Water management through North–South Water Operator Partnerships
Water operator partnerships and institutional capacity development for urban water supply
Key success factors for capacity development in the Brantas River Basin organisations in Indonesia
Monitoring for learning and developing capacities in the WASH sector
Monitoring outcomes and impacts of capacity development in the water sector
What counts as ‘results’ in capacity development partnerships between water operators?
From knowledge and capacity development to performance improvement in water supply
Knowledge leads, policy follows? Two speeds of collaboration in river basin management