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.
Best areas for use of Toolbox; educationdominates
Strengths of IWRM Toolbox in universityeducationLots 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.
Weaknesses of IWRM Toolbox andimprovements requiredMost of the case studies are not peer reviewed;making it a supplementary source for teaching.Indigenous knowledge systems are not welldocumented as case studies in the IWRM Toolbox.Case studies regional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.
RecommendationsThe 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.