Principles

Operating Structure

Hugh Turral, IWMI
Introducing new technologies in canal management in Pakistan

Each hub works autonomously and is guided by 10 key operating principles for quality assurance. Candidate organizations can become hubs through a peer-review procedure that considers the relevance of their proposed topic, their expertise, and their leadership and capacity in their knowledge domain. KnowledgeHubs contributes to APWF's work and oversight is conducted by the APWF Governing Council. While the knowledge hubs work together as needed, each hub is entirely responsible and accountable for its own services and resources.

Key Operating Principles for Regional Water Knowledge Hubs

  1. Vision and leadership for achieving results in the hub's priority topic
  2. A focus on meeting client needs with relevant and feasible solutions
  3. An inclusive attitude to knowledge networking with clients and partners
  4. An (international) team of experienced specialists working at the hub
  5. A stimulating research environment at the hub, including internships
  6. Generation, identifi cation and dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge
  7. Regular comparative analysis of progress in countries across the region
  8. Excellent products and services for knowledge and capacity development
  9. Adequate human and financial resources to develop the hub's excellence
  10. An entrepreneurial approach to developing a sustainable business