Water Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) Project
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ECODIT implemented the USAID Water Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) project. This project supported the USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment’s (E3) Water Office and its partners to increase water sector program knowledge sharing and data collection, both internally and externally. Its activities aided in the implementation of the USAID Water and Development Strategy 2013 – 2018. The Water CKM Project supported USAID research and analysis to improve program outcomes and learning, and enhanced communication and outreach to increase awareness of USAID water program activities and results. The project produced various communication products, which disseminated information about water-related news and successful USAID water projects. These included the bi-monthly Global Waters magazine, the bi-weekly Water Currents sector newsletter, the Global Waters Radio podcast series, and the internal newsletter Water Update. The project also published quarterly case studies, which examined best practices and lessons learned from USAID Water projects, and the USAID Water Office’s annual report, Safeguarding the World’s Water. In addition, project staff supported social media and helped organize E3 events and conferences. The project also had a knowledge management component, through which it collected, analyzed, and visualized data, conducts research and analysis, and supported learning, sharing, and collaboration. In support of these goals, it built a knowledge-sharing site, GlobalWaters.org, for USAID water staff, practitioners, and partners. The project  also launched a post-project evaluation series of USAID-funded water and sanitation projects.