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Highlights 2009 of TheWaterChannel


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Highlights 2009 of TheWaterChannel

  1. 2. TheWaterChannel some numbers
  2. 3. On the site… <ul><li>418 videos </li></ul><ul><li>24 categories </li></ul><ul><li>600 readers of the newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>300 registered members </li></ul><ul><li>19 special friends </li></ul>
  3. 4. Visitors stats 2009 <ul><li>Over 20,000 visits/month </li></ul><ul><li>Currently 350 unique visitors/day </li></ul>Launch: March 16
  4. 5. Where do all those people come from? <ul><li>From 185 countries all over the world! </li></ul><ul><li>This is the 2009 top 20, based on the number of visited pages. </li></ul>
  5. 6. How it all started… <ul><li>We launched TheWaterChannel at World Water Forum in Istanbul, March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>We spread the word, met nice people and collected a lot of new video material </li></ul><ul><li>We even got taped ourselves: </li></ul>Watch the whole interview made by Akvo on blip tv
  6. 7. Relaunch in June 2009 <ul><li>Improved features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved uploading services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News subscription </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The relaunch was announced in external news letters, on web pages and through our social media network </li></ul>Source: Alumni ENews UNESCO-IHE
  7. 8. TheWaterChannel Promotion
  8. 9. TheWaterChannel in online media http:// / wsp /2009/07/18/ the-water-channel-tv / http:// / wsp /2009/07/18/ the-water-channel-tv / http:// / index.php /The_Water_Channel http:// /page/48127 http:// / aggregator / sources /6
  9. 10. Promotional activities Promotion at UNESCO-IHE, October Video during World Water Week in Stockholm, March Watch the interview on blip tv Promotion in Bangkok, November
  10. 11. TheWaterChannel & Social Media <ul><li>Facebook fanpage : 235 fans </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter : 850 followers, following 1,995 </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn : 60 members </li></ul>
  11. 12. Global poster distribution
  12. 13. Monthly News updates, News flashes and weekly featured themes
  13. 14. Some of our promotional materials
  14. 15. TheWaterChannel Products
  15. 16. Theme sites <ul><li>We launched 2 theme sites: in cooperation with the Arab Water Council and in cooperation with CPWC and GWP. </li></ul>
  16. 17. DVD on Water Management and Water Use in Ethiopia for offline use in Nuffic program
  17. 18. In development: production of 3 videos by Erik Nissen Petersen in cooperation with RAIN <ul><li>Introduction to water from roads </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to water from rock outcrops </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to water from dry riverbeds </li></ul>
  18. 19. TheWaterChannel in Cooperation with…
  19. 20. <ul><li>Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), developing workshops on water productions with broadcasters in 5 Asia Pacific countries </li></ul>Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development
  20. 21. RIEC-IWFE (International Water and Film Events) <ul><li>Discussion on support to water film festivals </li></ul>
  21. 22. CLIMATE 2010 ( )
  22. 23. <ul><li>Asia Pacific </li></ul>WaterTech 2010 ( )
  23. 24. <ul><li>Willem Tijssen developed the character Drippy </li></ul><ul><li>With Drippy as global water goodwill ambassador awareness will be raised during an extravaganza world tour. </li></ul><ul><li>The project will be further developed in 2010 </li></ul>Drippy on World tour: Extravaganza
  24. 25. Replies to TheWaterChannel
  25. 26. <ul><li>“ I run a restaurant in bangalore. I also have a small stall-fed goat farm in katpadi,TN. This is on (short duration) leased land.I plan to buy my own farm land to shift my goats. I was very lucky to  come across your web site, when i was searching for info on continuous contour trenches. </li></ul><ul><li>Sir, i am very particular to implement as many watershed practiceses on my farm land as possible.I need information & continuous updates. (i am a first time farmer). I am very excited bumping into your web site.” </li></ul>A restaurant owner in Bangalore….
  26. 27. <ul><li>“ Also, your web site was a BIG help to me. When being in Kazakhstan, one women asked me to provide a lecture in the secondary school for young. </li></ul><ul><li>The most attractive tool that came to my mind was to show them some video that is placed at The Water Channel. And it was a big success. And easy for me to start with the discussion with these kids!!! So, thank to your web site, I was able to attract the attention of young people to IWRM (it would be extremely difficult to explain them what is IWRM). Also, teachers found this channel very useful.” </li></ul>A trainer from Sweden in Russia
  27. 28. TheWaterChannel & partners also developed…
  28. 29. <ul><li>Over 100 respondents cooperated </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred topics are: IWRM, Water pollution and Quality and Wastewater </li></ul><ul><li>We received many positive reactions on this idea. </li></ul><ul><li>Results can be found on slideshare: </li></ul><ul><li>As a resulting of the survey 5 DVDs will be produced in the near future with Cap-net and other partners </li></ul>A survey under Cap-Net members to explore potential need for offline materials
  29. 30. <ul><li>To be launched in March 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>A Dutch interactive platform focusing on Dutch water related issues, mainly in the Dutch language </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Other partners involved: Het Watermuseum and NWP </li></ul>Dutch version of TheWaterChannel: WaterKanaal
  30. 31. TheWaterChannel & Partners
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