Knowledge portals are one way of actively sharing information – they often are comprised of organized information, knowledge networks and communities, discussion forums and collaborative work-spaces, to better encourage and transfer a more spontaneous exchange of tacit knowledge. In this article,
IWLearn shares on the The Flood and Drought Portal which provides a set of online tools to better integrate climate information into planning across scales. In addition, The Knowledge Exchange Portal is also shared which supports the Flood and Drought portal, helps answer questions and exchange information through a virtual space.
The Flood and Drought Management Tools (FDMT) project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters (IW) and implemented by UN Environment (UNEP), with DHI and the International Water Association (IWA) as the executing agencies. The project is developing online technical applications to support planning from the transboundary basin to water utility level by including better information on floods and droughts. The project is being implemented from 2014 – 2018, with 3 pilot basins (Volta, Lake Victoria and Chao Phraya) participating in development and testing of the methodology and technical applications.