Welcome to the Transboundary Water Knowledge Exchange Hub!
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This Hub serves as a knowledge exchange and discussion space where water practitioners directly share their experiences, case studies and their ideas related to transboundary water cooperation, as well as to share upcoming opportunities and events. We invite you to join us if you are:
- Working on transboundary water management on global, regional, national or basin level;
- Researching topics adjacent to transboundary cooperation, international water law or water diplomacy;
- Advocating for greater cooperation between countries on transboundary water resources.
The objectives of this Community are:
- to facilitate the translation of knowledge into actions for improving transboundary water cooperation and management
- create an interactive space for knowledge exchange among transboundary water practitioners outside of virtual events
- connect professionals on a global level to facilitate creation of new knowledge products
- foster the culture of peer-to-peer learning.
Community Admins and Moderators
Our community has several moderators who are keen to ensure that the community discussions and materials respect the agreed guidelines. Please reach out to our moderators in case you have any concerns:
- Yumiko Yasuda, Moderator
- Yelysaveta Demydenko, Admin & Moderator
- Tobias Bohne, Moderator
Our Hub has a diverse network of partner organisations, among which our key partners are
- United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS),
- UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP),
- International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC),
- International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO),
- IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft),
- Oregon State University (OSU).
Thank you for being part of our community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some guidelines for participation.
The Code of Conduct below lays out the goals, rules, and values that guide participant behaviour in the Transboundary Water Knowledge Exchange Hub, which is meant to be a space where diverse individuals can collaborate and interact in a positive and affirming way specifically on topics relevant to transboundary water management and governance towards a water secure world.
By joining and using this community space, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to community in which it is meant to be utilized.
In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and meaningful dialogue, GWP reserves the right to moderate, delete, and modify posts that do not follow the provisions listed below. In addition, GWP may discipline and/or terminate accounts for members who violate these rules.
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these important guidelines and rules. If you have questions, contact the member of the Toolbox Admin team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Code of Conduct
- Keep it friendly. Every post should make a positive contribution. The Community is open to all points of view on the intended topics; mature, polite debate is encouraged. Attacks or cyber-bullying will not be tolerated. The Communities are meant to stimulate conversation and trigger the exchange of best practices, and not to create contention. Contradictory opinions are of course welcomed, but should always be thoughtful and respectful, rather than emotional, impulsive or anger-driven.
- Use clear language. Avoid using abbreviations and acronyms without clarifications. Aim to make experts and non-experts benefit from your input.
- Write succinctly to get your point across more effectively. Include a link to external content when appropriate.
- Keep the focus on on the thematic area of the community. The Communities are dedicated to topics that revolve around improving water management and governance towards a water secure world and can include cross cutting areas such as youth, gender and private sector engagement; it is not a place to share general news or for political debate.
- Share information and resources that are useful and informative to other members. Be careful not to offend the sensibilities or invade the privacy of others.
- Do not interrupt someone else’s thread in an attempt to change the topic or request support for a different issue. If you have a different issue, find the appropriate discussion thread or community for your issue.
- Do not chastise new users/newbies for asking questions or posting comments that may already be answered elsewhere. We get new participants in the Communities every day, please welcome them and make them feel like part of the community.
- Avoid posting hollow or useless replies, such as simply 'lol', ‘cool', 'first post', etc. Only post responses when you have something to contribute. Please use the like button to appreciate someone’s post.
- Intimidation, bullying, or harassment are not tolerated. See the Code of Conduct for more details.
- Racial or ethnic slurs, aggressive language, profanity, threats, or language that is offensive to other cultures, groups, or religions is not tolerated. See the Code of Conduct below for more details.
- Do not use the Community to promote or sell a product, service, or business unless it is relevant to the community channel.
- Copyrighted materials should not be shared without permission from the original publisher or author. Links to original materials may be shared when attributed to the owner.
- Do not use the Community to make funding requests, except in relevant channels.
- Do not provide instructions or advice that you know to be incorrect, intentionally misleading, or harmful.
- Do not attempt to create the impression that you are a GWP staff employee, nor imply that you are providing GWP support in an official capacity.
- Be honest, be yourself. The Community is intended to be used for the helpful exchange of information between Members. False, inaccurate, or otherwise misleading information is not helpful. Please be sincere in your Community participation by only contributing content you know is accurate. Be mindful to respect the "closed" environment of GWP’s online communities and do not forward messages to non-members.
- Do not post content containing personal or private information in public spaces; use direct messaging to share these sorts of details with specific people. This is for your security and protection.