Awareness and knowledge are important ingredients of capacity development processes. The IWSD has established itself as a complimentary gateway to water and sanitation sector information and knowledge. The IWSD arguably hosts one of the most extensive water and sanitation information and knowledge repositories in the Southern Africa region, which consists of published and unpublished information.Through its information and knowledge management service, the IWSD collates and translates strategic process outcomes into knowledge for use by various stakeholders. This is in addition to the strategic IWSD seminar series, which facilitates dialogue between and amongst various stakeholders on issues of policy and practice in water resources management, water supply, sanitation and hygiene. Refer to IWSD News and Events for announcements on ongoing policy and practice stakeholder dialogues facilitated by IWSD