A Community of Practice (CoP) is a haven for utility experts to meet, to network, chat, find answers to questions, and learn from one another. By actively sharing experiences and knowledge, members may develop personal and professional skills, while replication of best practices may accelerate the improved operational performance of their utility.
Ten CoPs have been established within the Global Community of Practitioners to accelerate the SDG6 ambitions: water and sanitation for ALL by 2030. The CoPs enables members to take part in webinars, chats, masterclasses, regional trainings and other events. CoP moderators steer and stimulate these expert communities to interact and create valuable knowledge products worth sharing within the CoP and beyond.
CoP members use the platform to find answers, to just chat and network with peers, to get access to knowledge products (best practices, posts, guidelines, presentations, or training materials), to sharpen their mind, to absorb novel knowledge, or take notice of innovations. CoPs also inform members on upcoming events, trainings, opportunities, and so. Each CoP has a library function in Workplace, where relevant materials such as recordings of webinars, factsheets, presentations, best practices, training materials etc. are shelved.
CoPs are exclusively open for employees working in water and sanitation utilities. The CoP is a one-stop-shop for utility experts, project managers, and utility employees that freely register as member of the Global WOP Community.