Institutionalizing bottom-up approaches requires technical understanding as well as knowledge on how to implement the techniques discussed. Putting these approaches into practice will require training and dialogue with experienced practitioners.
This page will highlight training, education, and professional development opportunities as well as materials that can be used in workshops and seminars. Plus, you'll find forums and avenues for engaging with practitioners knowledgeable on the subject matter.
Forums provide a platform where a community of water professionals can come together to discuss bottom-up approaches to climate adaptation and easily share resources, success stories, and strategies to overcome challenges.
Below are a number of active forums where water professionals engage and ask questions. These external forums are widely used and feature a large number of members with diverse backgrounds and expertise in the fields of water management.
ResearchGate is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. We've started a line of conversation about the latest trends in resilient water management and bottom-up approaches. Join in the discussion on the largest academic social network in terms of active users
Mendeley is an academic social network for sharing and discovering research and online collaboration. We have created a discussion group to help institutions and individuals ask questions, brainstorm, share insights, and support experimentation and adoptions when it comes to bottom-up approaches towards resilient water management.
SuSanA is an informal network of partner organisations who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation, including broader water management issues. It is home to thematic working groups; WG1 (Capacity Development) is of particular interest. We are working to increase capacity by enhancing our case study collection of bottom-up approaches being implemented globally.
BUA can be taught directly through workshops or other training sessions. The materials below have all been used to teach practitioners how to apply bottom-up approaches in specific contexts. Some of the material can be generalized, while the rest will provide an example of the types of lessons that should be covered in training.
The Knowledge Platform is designed to promote and showcase an emerging set of approaches to water resources management that address climate change and other uncertainties — increasing the use of "bottom-up approaches" through building capacity towards implementation, informing relevant parties, engaging in discussion, and creating new networks. This is an ongoing project of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) funded by the World Bank Group.