- Joint knowledge development
Because of the rapid growth of knowledge occurring within a variety of collaborations, water organisations need a party to support them in translating this knowledge to their own practice and to the societal context. KWR assists in the search for solutions to ensure the process of steering and implementing innovations runs smoothly. Since every player in the water sector is affected by these processes and related knowledge questions, collective research into joint knowledge development delivers great added value.
Need for supporting party
Knowledge and innovation form the basis for good and successful water management. New knowledge is increasingly being developed, exchanged and used in networks and collaborations between science, government and business. This development raises all sorts of questions within water organisations, for example: How can participation in a collaboration lead to the optimal use of the available knowledge? To jointly implement and transfer innovations to practice, organisations need to understand the processes, end-user expectations and everything else in between – that is, they need a party to support them in joint knowledge development.
Helping organisations in network research
KWR applies its expertise in knowledge creation and social network analysis to support water sector organisations in meeting current and future knowledge challenges. We help in identifying proper solutions for a smooth steering and implementation of innovations. Our network research ensures that organisations develop their opportunities in existing knowledge networks and pursue them in practice. Moreover, we help water organisations in setting up new networks so that knowledge can be further developed, shared and implemented.
Collective research delivers great added value
Collaboration in the water sector increases the effectiveness of the participants. In any event, complex challenges can no longer be solved individually. The collaboration occurs in a variety of areas, with a focus on knowledge development and innovation. Since every player in the water sector is affected by these processes and the related knowledge questions, collective research into joint development delivers great added value.