Smart Innovation

SMART INNOVATION WILL DRIVE THE FUTURE OF WATER SECTOR AND UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING DIGITAL ECONOMY IN WATER FROM TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION TO ADDRESS WATER CHALLENGES

We strengthen our innovation power by increasing the use of digital technologies and data to deal with water management problems and enhance cost-effective solution. Our R&D activities will discover specific demand to adopt faster evolvement and thus, we could better meet specific water sector requirements. With our experience of converting traditional practices to online platform for WASH sector, we will expand our expertise to develop more creative digital know-hows to tackle emerging sectoral issues.

Smart Innovations Program

The Center for Sustainable Water’s Smart Innovations Program aims to develop sustainable, scalable, human centred, solutions to some of the most intractable issues facing the WASH and WRM sector in Cambodia, the region and the globe, to enable SDG 6 to be achieved.
See here for a summary of our innovation work so far. We are currently in the process of developing our Smart Innovations program strategy, so stay tuned for developments on this front.
E-learning project to disseminate the National Guidelines on WASH for persons with disabilities and old people
The E-learning project to disseminate the National Guidelines on WASH for persons with disabilities and old people was intended to disseminate the guideline document to Provincial Departments of Rural Development (PDRDs) using an appropriate, easy to understand format. The project was the first documented use of E-learning to disseminate government guidelines. It included an intensive assessment of attitudes regarding the perceived ease of use of E-learning, ease of learning how to use the technology, as well as assessments of the computing capacity of the hardware and internet connection speeds at PDRDs. The final product was a set of modules in both English and Khmer, designed to take approximately 30 minutes, just long enough to fit into PDRD staff breaks.