Knowledge Hub for Healthy Rivers and Aquatic Ecosystems
About Knowledge Hubs
Knowledge Hubs, the Asia-Pacific Water Forum’s network of regional water knowledge hubs, is a family of internationally recognised institutions committed to generating and sharing water knowledge and building capacity in the Asia-Pacific region. Each hub takes the lead in networking with clients and partners on a priority water topic such as urban water management, water quality in river basins, flood management, river basin organizations and management, water and climate change adaptation, hydroinformatics, irrigation service reform, water governance, and more. For more information, visit.
As the regional water knowledge hub for healthy rivers and aquatic ecosystems, IWC collaborates with government entities, water sector agencies, nongovernment organisations, communities, regional organizations, public and private corporations, and others to:
- Identify, generate, and exchange best practices and the most up-to-date information related to the protection and restoration of rivers and aquatic ecosystems througha network of knowledge institutions, experts, and champions;
- Provide training and postgraduate courses in integrated water resource management that cut across all aspects of the water cycle;
- Foster a stimulating, collaborative, and innovative research environment that produces relevant and feasible knowledge solutions to the threats that face rivers and aquatic ecosystems;
- Develop and share a framework for monitoring and evaluating the health of rivers and aquatic ecosystems using a regional scorecard and a global, cross-catchment/watershed accounting system that help decision-makers prioritize which waterways to protect, restore, and sustainably manage;
- Offer a master’s program and postgraduate student exchange scholarships that train water sector professionals in the environmental, social, and economic aspects of water resource management, as well as in the technical and scientific aspects;
- Create a pool of experts, water leaders, and champions with the knowledge, skills, and passion to protect and restore rivers and aquatic ecosystems;
- Furnish government entities, water sector agencies, and others with access to leading water industry researchers who bring the biophysical sciences and social and economic disciplines together to address the health of rivers and aquatic ecosystem; and
- Train and mentor water agencies and communitiesaround the Asia and Pacific region in comprehensive water resource management and development strategies.