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2010 WaterLinks Forum: Replication and Scale-Up of Good Practices in Water Service Delivery in Asia

November 22, 2010

 

Building on the 2009 Forum outcomes, WaterLinks convened its second forum from May 4-5, 2010 in Manila, Philippines. The Forum, entitled “Replication and Scale-Up of Good Practices in Water Services Delivery in Asia”, aimed to further promote WOPs; develop a regional strategy for supporting regional and national replication and scale-up through WOPs and other capacity building initiatives; and extend the reach and sustainability of WaterLinks through expanded cooperation with other development partners and network organizations. More than 115 participants from utilities, associations, NGOs and international development organizations attended the event. The Forum achieved the following major results:

  • ECO-Asia and IWA presented the results of an operators survey from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam

  • Participants unanimously endorsed WOPs as a tool for capacity building

  • Operators signed up for 37 face-to-face meetings at the Forum

  • Participants identified strategies for overcoming funding and human resource constraints to scale-up and replication

  • Participants identified methods to improve the targeted dissemination of knowledge to increase replication

  • WaterLinks' first-ever Award for Excellence in Scale-up and Replication and Award for Best Outcome were presented

  • Partners developed a plan for the transition of the WaterLinks Secretariat over the next two years