University iwrm knowledge centres the role of the gwp toolbox. a summary of stockholm workshop.

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University iwrm knowledge centres the role of the gwp toolbox. a summary of stockholm workshop.

  1. 1. University IWRM Knowledge Centres:The Role of the GWP ToolboxA summary of Stockholm Workshop
  2. 2. Participants; Stockholm Workshop
  3. 3. Goal of the IWRM Knowledge CentersinitiativeTo connect those who can provide knowledge with thosewho need knowledge.Expand and promote the use of the IWRM Toolbox inuniversity education, training and research institutions;illustrate application of the IWRM Toolbox for training andcapacity building programs.
  4. 4. Survey conductedMarch-May 2012
  5. 5. Best areas for use of Toolbox; educationdominates
  6. 6. Strengths of IWRM Toolbox in universityeducationLots of knowledge resources in Toolbox, alreadyclassified according to different themes/topics.The IWRM Toolbox is simple and straight forward,easy to use.The IWRM Toolbox provides a good example formultiple disciplines and for easy integration of sectors.There are already examples of how resources can beused in a teaching environment.
  7. 7. Weaknesses of IWRM Toolbox andimprovements requiredMost of the case studies are not peer reviewed;making it a supplementary source for teaching.Indigenous knowledge systems are not welldocumented as case studies in the IWRM Toolbox.Case studies regional balance: in terms of numberssome regions have few case studies.
  8. 8. RecommendationsThe Toolbox can be used as supplementary sources ratherthan as the main source of information for universities.The Toolbox should become a learning/discussion forum.Introductory presentations at universities about the IWRMToolbox every start of a semesters.Peer reviewed case studies should be highlighted.More tools could be added and the integration of sector tools,e.g. agriculture, forestry, urban and rural development.Need to add glossary of terms.
  9. 9. Thank you!
  10. 10. Thank you!

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