KM4Dev WASH IWRM huddle


KM4Dev WASH IWRM huddle

The KM4Dev09 Water Huddle was set up during the KM4Dev annual event in Brussels.

We widen its purpose to gather all KM4Dev'rs working or interested in WASH and/or IWRM.


Location: Global
Members: 24
Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2017

Tentative agenda: please add!

tentative agenda, see also

Feel free to add, here or if you can on the wiki page.

Wash huddle wiki
Wash huddle ning

WASHuddle focussing on KS/KM

convenor(s) / facilitators
In any case Peter J. Bury from IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre , but probably also Ewen le Borgne, IRC and anybody else who likes to chip in!
Are you passionate about washing hands with soap and addressing innovative communication in all its forms in the WASH sector (you may include IWRM for sustained WASH services)? Join us!
Register your interest here, join the gang on the Ning thing: WASHhuddle
about what?
Add or send to me any topic you would like to address in the WASHuddle!
We propose to look at:
1. learning and sharing experiences at various and multi-levels, horizontal and vertical. IRC’s experience here is with Multi-Stakeholder Platforms (MSP) a.k.a. the Learning Alliance Approach;
2. innovative ways of communication for learning and sharing. IRC would like to learn about using mobile phones and sms for citizens involvement in WASH sector monitoring and demanding good governance;
3. meta level access to resources on the web. How to use social bookmarking (delicious tags) and related forms of social networking (LinkedIn, Facebook and their groups, Twitter (groups and tags such as #wash4dev) in an effective and user-friendly way.
4. mapping as a visual way to make complexities in the WASH sector better understandable and easier to analyse.
5. what are existing or new community of practice (CoP) on KS/KM WASHuddling? Is there a scope of making links among them? IRC has run and runs a number of platforms meant to become true CoPs, for example
6. Document and share information by responding to the inter-huddle questions below.


Inter huddle questions

Here a set of questions that could be useful to address to facilitate exchange with other huddles. This basic set of questions, which we expect all huddles will address, can be complemented by other issues or experiences huddles may wish to share with others.
The idea is that each huddle will document in various shareable ways (see sharing opportunities and methods offered during the KM4dev event) to allow exchange with other huddles.

Proposed set of questions
1. What are the top 3 (max. 5) questions or ideas related to KS / KM in your huddle that you address? Indicate whether you offer to share and/or request to learn from other huddles.
2. In your huddle, what are the projects / case studies / examples you wish to share with other huddles. Indicate the KS / KM approach / method / tool and how it serves the needs in your huddle. In line with this we might want to highlight specific trends and challenges that are affecting our huddle and for which KM/KS could have a positive impact?
3. Have you identified what you think may be factors/ideas that influence KS/KM in your huddle domain? Any which do you think may be more or less universal?
4. How do you think that what you are talking about in your huddle might relate to other huddles?
5. Experiences with inter-lingual / cultural experiences with KS/KM learning/sharing: what works, what doesn't, cost/benefit. Did we ever come about methods in one language that don't or do work in other languages? E.g. are some methods language/culture specific?

Till soon, Peter


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Comment Wall


You need to be a member of KM4Dev WASH IWRM huddle to add comments!

Comment by Tomas Lopez de Bufala on March 9, 2015 at 3:12pm

Dear colleagues,

WASH Specialist (P-3). Luanda, Angola. TOR & application instructions in link below and attachment.

Best regards,


Comment by dormaringan on November 29, 2013 at 5:32am

Comment by TIENDREBEOGO G. A. Hervé on September 25, 2009 at 8:30am
Hi, This is my first participation to KM4DEV, I will be glad to contribute to these discussion and learn more from others.
New virtual platforms of sharing knowlegde/information in case of limited physical space for documents.
Comment by Iftikhar Hussain on September 18, 2009 at 1:30am
Many thanks for adding me to the KM4Dev09 Water huddle. I wish if I could made to attend the entire session, but sometimes trading off between options available becomes difficult. I will continuously monitor the activities and will be glad to share something useful when necessary.
Comment by Emmanuel Addai on September 16, 2009 at 4:34pm
Sorry. The earlier message was incomplete! We would like to share lessons on 'Making WAH data work.' It is about disseminating WASH data to make them useful and effective. This is basically what our monitoring platform is doing in Ghana and it is really working!
Comment by Emmanuel Addai on September 16, 2009 at 4:31pm
We would be glad to share lessons on making WASH. This is about disseminating WASh data to make them effective. This is basically what our monitoring platform is doing in Ghana and it's really working!
Comment by Bertha Camacho on September 16, 2009 at 4:09pm
Hello everyone, I am glad to join this huddle! Looking forward sharing with you experiences on KM/KS and the wash sector
Comment by Peter J. Bury on September 3, 2009 at 11:03am
Hi Emmanuel, Hi Shamila, good to see you both here! Great to have you in Brussels. Have a look at the very draft agenda and let me know what YOU would like to address in terms of KS/KM for WASH
Comment by Emmanuel Addai on September 2, 2009 at 6:00pm
It promises to be an interesting group! I'd be glad to share lessons from the Water and Sanitation Monitoring Platform in Ghana.
Comment by Shamila Jansz on September 1, 2009 at 1:12pm
Dear Peter,

I look forward to being part of the WASH Huddle and contributing to these discussions. I will continue to monitor WaterAid's work around KM and share useful resources as necessary

Thank you and All the best


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