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Review of networks: guidelines for networking in capacity building for Integrated Water Resources Management, IWRM
A clear understanding of the concept of IWRM provide the basis for a clear definition of the purpose of a network, which is defined as a group of actors or members who contribute resources or time in a two way exchange or communication, interacting to achieve common objectives. Networks can be structured in different ways, but in the context of this research, the existence of a secretariat or a managing or facilitating body is considered as a prerequisite to be defined as a network. This study considers networks and networking with regard to human capacity building on IWRM. ;With this framework a scheme for network review is proposed and applied to three networks with different time frames and active on capacity building in the water sector: the "International Training Network" ITN Africa, the "South Asian Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies" SaciWATERs and the "Nile Basin Capacity Building Network For River Engineering" NBCBN RE.