The study on the uMngeni/Limpopo River Basin forms a bridge between PhDs 5 and 8 by focusing on the scaling of citizen participation in Community-Based Water Quality Monitoring (CBWQM) practices. It examines the role of partnering as expressed by sharing of intellectual property, knowledge co-creation, and co-development of tools to support learning within CBWQM across multi-actors in a networked learning environment.