BEWOP

One of most appreciated aspects of WOPs is their hands-on knowledge exchange between peer professionals. Yet delivering WOPs sometimes calls on skills, like in partnering or capacity development.

Since 2013, GWOPA has been collaborating with world-renowned water institute, IHE-Delft, to offer knowledge, guidance and practical tools that make it easier for utilities to lead successful WOPs: Boosting Effectiveness in WOPs: the BEWOP Project.

In its first phase, the BEWOP project produced case studies and thematic research on WOPs that was translated into practical guidance and tools in phase two. The guidance, training, games and other tools are of two main types:

  • Thematic, which focus on the technical, financial, managerial topics that are the nuts and bolts of utility business. These resources can be picked up and used within WOPs to help peer operators share knowledge on specific topics.
  • Process, which support WOP implementation. This type of product offers guidelines, examples and tools to help operators, as well as WOP funders and facilitators, conduct their partnerships effectively.

Process, which support WOP implementation. This type of product offers guidelines, examples and tools to help operators, as well as WOP funders and facilitators, conduct their partnerships effectively.

 

OBJECTIVES

Description of actions

  • Documentation of WOPs worldwide to draw lessons-learnt and best practices.
  • Comparative analysis of existing approaches for knowledge transfer and learning processes in WOPs.
  • Development and testing of WOP management tools and guidance materials for potential use by both partners.
  • Assessment of existing guidelines, training modules and materials to support operators’ performance improvement.
  • Development and testing of new capacity development products/services (guidelines, training modules and materials) for WOPs, with a double focus.
  • Communication, outreach and use of the Capacity Development products in WOPs.

BEWOP PHASE III

The BEWOP3 project is the third phase of the Boosting Effectiveness of Water Operators’ Partnerships project, which is a joint initiative of GWOPA and IHE Delft. BEWOP3 is aimed at supporting the WOPs developed under the WaterWorX programme through knowledge management, increasing global visibility of the WOP concept and promotion of the 1% arrangement. These WaterWorX WOPs concern 26 different projects in different countries. Under the knowledge management activities, 8 Communities of Practice will be developed covering different themes relevant for water utility operations and project management. The aim of these Communities of Practice is to collect, document and share knowledge and experiences related to the financing, infrastructure operations and organization of water utilities.

BEWOP PHASE III

The BEWOP3 project is the third phase of the Boosting Effectiveness of Water Operators’ Partnerships project, which is a joint initiative of GWOPA and IHE Delft. BEWOP3 is aimed at supporting the WOPs developed under the WaterWorX programme through knowledge management, increasing global visibility of the WOP concept and promotion of the 1% arrangement. These WaterWorX WOPs concern 26 different projects in different countries. Under the knowledge management activities, 8 Communities of Practice will be developed covering different themes relevant for water utility operations and project management. The aim of these Communities of Practice is to collect, document and share knowledge and experiences related to the financing, infrastructure operations and organization of water utilities.

More information: https://bewop.un-ihe.org/bewop-project