Launch of the Transboundary Water Knowledge Exchange Hub
About the Transboundary Water Knowledge Exchange Hub
UNU-CRIS joins as a key partner of Global Water Partnership (GWP) for the ‘Transboundary Water Knowledge Exchange Hub’ along with UNESCO, International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC), International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft) and Oregon State University (USA).
Transboundary water knowledge exchange hub (gwptoolbox.org) will serve as a knowledge exchange and discussion space where water practitioners directly share their experiences, case studies and their ideas related to transboundary water cooperation, as well as to share upcoming opportunities and events and,
- facilitate the translation of knowledge into actions for improving transboundary water cooperation and management
- create an interactive space for knowledge exchange among transboundary water practitioners outside of virtual events
- connect professionals on a global level to facilitate creation of new knowledge products
- foster the culture of peer-to-peer learning
The virtual launch of the Transboundary water knowledge exchange hub will take place on May 25th during the 2022 edition of GWP’s annual Network Meeting of GWP Partners. The Network Meeting, which is also is an opportunity for partners to learn from each other and exchange ideas with GWP.
We invite you to join us if you are:
- Working on transboundary water management on global, regional, national or basin level;
- Researching topics adjacent to transboundary cooperation, international water law or water diplomacy.
- Advocating for greater cooperation between countries on transboundary water resources.
Keep tuned for more activities from this partnership, the first one scheduled in June 2022 ( first web event from this new partnership)
Ongoing Activity of this partnership where UNU CRIS contributes
MOOC : Governance for Transboundary Freshwater Security- self placed learning course on various aspects of how transboundary water cooperation play a role in leading to peace and political stability as freshwater scarcity, stress, and crisis are increasing worldwide. Noting that Transboundary basins account for roughly 60% of freshwater resources, serving 2.8 billion people, or 42% of the world’s population and complex shared transboundary freshwater and ecosystems cut across myriad sectoral needs, themes, and political boundaries. Setting effective policy goals, coupled with investments, means working at multiple scales with a range of public and private stakeholders throughout the watershed, from source to sea and beyond.
To learn more about these topics enroll at : Governance for Transboundary Freshwater Security - SDG Academy