ROCKBlue believes in “open source” sharing. Sharing of all that we do and learn. This includes the knowledge of our specialists and partners. In particular, the knowledge associated with the UN Sustainable Development Goal Six (SDG6). SDG6 calls for availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030.
Our Knowledge Management Initiative shares information related to urban water and sanitation. This information consists of the lessons we have learned in our years of existence. And, importantly, the rich body of knowledge from our roster of over 100 specialists. We document their lessons learned by interviewing them on an array of currently-faced challenges.
We use many channels to disseminate this information to as wide an audience as possible. This has included workshops, blog posts, social media, and our website. The alarming challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, however, drove us to a more innovative approach – a hallmark of ROCKBlue. That is, our Online Lecture Series. These are web-based lectures presented by our specialists. The lectures inform a wide audience on today’s urgent water and sanitation matters.
To ensure our Series’ reach to thousands we convert them into shareable videos. These are complemented with educational content and resources. Combined, we are building a vast library of knowledge from which the sector as a whole will benefit.
Our first lecture took place on 14 May. Ronnie McKenzie and Niel Meyer presented on non-revenue water reduction using pressure management. Judging from post lecture surveys, it was a huge success. The next two lectures are on 04 and 25 June.
Our intent is to make these lectures as interactive and educational as possible. We tackle the most pressing matters. And we allow time for questions and answers to ensure we touch on what really matters to the participants.
If you want to get involved as a presenter, attendee or sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.