A number of the SPLASH project public outputs are available here, along with newsletters and some general materials. More will be added as they become available.
SPLASH has produced a number of project documents which are available here.
- D2.1 Survey on national programmes on "water, science and technology for the developing world", July 2007
This tool was developed to gather information about existing thematically related programmes on "water, science and technology for the developing world" of the SPLASH Consortium partner countries, including the funding mechanisms and instruments used in their administration and management at national level.
- D2.3 Review of National Programmes on Water Science and Technology for the Developing World (Synthesis Report), April 2008
This is a synthesis and analysis of the data generated by the survey of programmes relating to water research for developing countries, which are funded or co-funded by the national governments of the SPLASH partners. This collated information aims to support coordination and avoid duplication of research efforts between the countries concerned and to help identify opportunities for future collaboration.
The intended target groups for this report include SPLASH partner programme managers, those implementing or having an interest in water and sanitation programmes in developing countries, and European programme managers tasked with future research programming and partnering.
- D2.6 International Organizations, Networks and Initiatives of the Water Sector, May 2008
In this report, information is provided on a total of 48 international organizations, networks and initiatives of the water sector for the developing world. The organizations included in the report range from UN organizations, foundations and funding instruments to political councils and associations of the water sector involved in development cooperation which operate globally, in Asia and in Africa. A summary of each organization, network or initiative includes its objectives, structure and relevance, and website address.
The report has potential use for those engaged in water for development research as it supports the aims of the SPLASH ERA-Net to collate and provide information that will increase knowledge on the activities and organizations residing outside the EU Water Initiative and the partner countries involved in SPLASH.
- D3.7 Evaluation of Research Outcomes in Water for Development: Guidance Notes for Research Programme Design, November 2010
This deliverable extends the work carried out in Work Package 3, by looking ahead to what happens after research has been completed, in terms of its outcomes, as a specific type of impact. The overall objective of the proposed activity is to increase the effectiveness and maximize the outcomes of research programmes on water for development supported by EU Member States.
- D4.2 Guidance Note on Transferring Research Knowledge into Action, February 2008
The purpose of this desk-study is to provide information and recommendations on improving the communication channels through which water research, policy making and practice interact. The focus is on communication processes for improving the utilization of research results. It is assumed that the communication channels between research and policy and practice work both ways – for communication results as well as for communication demand for new research.
The note can help SPLASH project partners and others engaged in the sector to learn which are possible policy entry points for water for development research and the role which can be played by intermediaries. In this way, it should lead to increased utilization of research and engagement with relevant actors.
- D5.2 & D5.5 Accelerating the Transfer of Research into Policy and Practice: Key Lessons and Actions for the Design and Coordination of Research, March 2009
The paper is targeted at the SPLASH project partners and other stakeholders in Developing Countries and EU Member States. Project partner organizations belong to the research policy and administra- tion domain as well as the research domain (comprising research institutes and potential research users in policy, practice and those at end-user level). Other stakeholders can be non-governmental organizations, extension services or other agencies working in the field of water and sanitation. It is available in both English and French.
- D5.3 SPLASH E-Conference Report: "Towards Better Water Policies: How can Increase in the uptake of research findings help?" June 2008
Gaps have been identified between research, policy and practice at each stage of designing, conducting and communicating research to policy makers and practitioners, which effectively limit the use of research. The aim of the e-conference was to explore the linkages between research findings and the development of water sector policy through consulting widely with those who have relevant experience. The report outlines the conference aims, the level and nature of participation, and summarises the main findings from each week's discussion. It is available in both English and French.
This report should be useful for all those engaged in water for development research and policy making. The rationale is that if elements of good and bad practice are defined, along with any facilitating or constraining influences, these can inform guidelines for researchers on how to ensure that research findings are easily accessible to policy makers, in terms of appropriate content, format and dissemination methods. It also has the potential to make policy makers more aware of the benefits of including relevant research findings into the evidence-base that is required to develop effective water sector policy.
- D6.2 Lessons Learned from SPLASH Joint Actions
Deliverable D6.2 results from the first activity of task 6.1. It presents the joint actions selected in July 2009 at Berne meeting and lessons learned from all SPLASH joint actions. This is the opportunity to formulate the recommendations for future and capitalise experience in order to enhance transnational future activities.
- D6.4 Proceedings from SPLASH Best Practice Workshops in Uganda, Montreal and Brussels, December 2010
The original description of work, an integral part of the contract for SPLASH, envisaged that the project would share what it had learned about good practice in research through a workshop, to take place towards the end of the existing contract. Rather than focussing on a single event, there has actually been a programme of participative involvement at key international sector and development research related events, several of which have taken place during 2010, with additional potential involvement in others planned for 2011 and beyond. Amongst these, three specific events were identified as having the key objective of satisfying the need to disseminate the good practice we have learned and the need to reach a range of target audiences including policy makers, practitioners, donors and researchers.
- D8.6 Transboundary River Basin Profiles and Needs Assessment on Groundwater, December 2011
The aim of this work was to get an overview of how far groundwater is considered and institutionalized by transboundary lake and river basin organisations in Africa and how this is integrated into the national water strategy activities and capacity building plans of the riparian countries. On behalf of SPLASH, WaterNet has produced nine transboundary basin/aquifer profiles in West and East Africa as well as in the SADC Region. As a second step, the basin profiles were used for conducting interviews with the individual R/LBOs and member states to be then integrated into a handbook. BGR also conducted a workshop where all R/LBOs who participated will be invited to exchange lessons learnt and best practises.
- D9.1 – D9.3: Consolidated Deliverables, December 2011
This report represents in consolidated manner the Deliverables D9.1 (Call development), D9.2 (Call documents) and D9.3 (Management and contractual issues). As such, it is not only a deliverable to adhere to the reporting requirements vis-à-vis the European Commission, but also a documentation of the specific products of the call process, which could be useful for future development of other transnational research calls in the water sector.
- D9.4 & D9.5 Using Modern Decision Support Systems for Evidence-based Policy-making in IWRM in Developing Countries, December 2011
The objective of this report is to harness the potential of modern Decision Support Systems for policy making in the field of Integrated Water Resources Management in developing countries.
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