Water Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) Project
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ECODIT implements the USAID Water Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) project. This project is supporting the USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment’s (E3) Water Office and its partners to increase water sector program knowledge sharing and data collection, both internally and externally. Its activities aid in the implementation of the USAID Water and Development Strategy 2013 – 2018.

The Water CKM Project is supporting USAID research and analysis to improve program outcomes and learning, and enhancing communication and outreach to increase awareness of USAID water program activities and results.

The project produces various communication products, which disseminate information about water-related news and successful USAID water projects. These include the bi-monthly Global Waters magazine, the bi-weekly Water Currents sector newsletter, the Global Waters Radio podcast series, and the internal newsletter Water Update. The project also publishes quarterly case studies, which examine best practices and lessons learned from USAID Water projects, and the USAID Water Office’s annual report, Safeguarding the World’s Water. In addition, project staff support social media and help organize E3 events and conferences.

The project also has a knowledge management component, through which it collects, analyzes, and visualizes data,conducts research and analysis,and supports learning, sharing, and collaboration. In support of these goals, it has built a knowledge-sharing site, GlobalWaters.org, for USAID water staff, practitioners, and partners. The project has also launched a post-project evaluation series of USAID-funded water and sanitation projects.