In this special issue, the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and Integrated WaterResource Management (IWRM) sectors are under the spotlights. This issue offers but a sketch of some approaches that are aimed at harnessing the value oflearning, knowledge sharing and cooperation in the water sector. Beyond anecdotal ‘bestpractices’ and creative solutions, these papers show that there are many reasons to believethat the integration of the sector has just begun. The social web – online and offline – might be the first step towards a social wave requiring experts in facilitation of complexprocesses and multi-layer communication. And finally the pleas from so many sector con-ferences and events might be heard: let water knowledge flow!
Published: 2015-04-27