Community of Practice History

The South African Water Research Commission (WRC) established a dedicated WSD CoP programme in 2014 (anchored and facilitated by the Future Water institute at the University of Cape Town) to promote the implementation of WSD, and specifically the knowledge-sharing and capacity development required to encourage a paradigm shift in the water sector.

The WSD CoP entered its second phase in 2019 (in a WRC/South African Department of Science and Technology Water Research, Development and Innovation Roadmap partnership), with a focus on identifying opportunities for broadening its reach and strengthening its national presence to ensure greater sustainability. The WSD CoP is a key enabler and anchor for all other projects in the WRC’s WSD Lighthouse (research focus area).

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