Water Productivity Improvement in Practice

Our partners

The WaterPIP Knowledge and Action Network is coordinated by the Water Accounting team at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in partnership with various national and regional partners in West, East and North Africa, supported by Indian and Dutch knowledge centres.

In 2021, during the second phase of the project, Knowledge Hubs and Service Centres were established in 4 African countries, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt.  


Knowledge Hubs

The WaterPIP project is partnering with knowledge institutes across Africa to develop Knowledge Hubs for water productivity. The WaterPIP knowledge hubs are:
- Jomo Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya  
Ethiopian Construction Design and Supervision Works Corporation (ECDSWCo), Ethiopia 
- Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt 
The knowledge hubs will act as regional centres in providing trainings as part of uptake and dissemination of WaPOR based analysis for monitoring water use and water productivity. The major functions of the knowledge hubs are to train the water and agriculture professionals, students at bachelor’s and master’s level and to promote the education materials developed as part of WaterPIP project. The regional presence will help to reach the uptake activities to the maximum end users in the region. The Knowledge hubs aim to work in partnership with academia in the region to integrate these topics in the curriculum for better outreach and nurturing future professionals using these tools. By the end of project, the goal is that these knowledge hubs will be self-sustaining in delivering specialized training materials and programs related to WP and data initiatives like WaPOR.


Service Centres

The WaterPIP project is collaborating with partners in Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia to co-develop water productivity solutions. The selected service centers are:
-  Association of Irrigation Acceleration Platform (AIAP), Kenya
-  Ethiopian Construction Design and Supervision Works Corporation (ECDSWCo), Ethiopia
Hydro Agriculture Service Center, Sudan

The WaterPIP project guide, train and coach the service centers in developing products and services for water productivity, from (1) identifying users and use cases to (2) developing customized applications using WaPOR data to (3) demonstrating the tools to the users. The WaterPIP partners and the service centers co-create in a team that brings together the WaterPIP expertise on WaPOR data & analytics and the service centers market/user expertise and network.

The first phases of the WaterPIP project were coordinated by the Water Accounting team at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in partnership with Wageningen University and ResearchMetaMetaeLEAF and the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations.