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Welcome to WaterWiki!
The fast-growing "knowledge map" and on-line collaboration platform for Water Practitioners WORLDWIDE.

You will find - and hopefully also share - on WaterWiki accumulated practitioner's knowledge about water-related development work in the international context. -- And if you can't find knowledge on a topic you'd expect to find, do request it!


Supporting partners
include to date (but new partnerships are constantly emerging):

Due to the nature of the initiators and partners of WaterWiki, there is an emphasis on UN-related info and knowledge. But by no means do we want to be limiting or exclusive in any way. All to the contrary: Whatever knowledge and experience in the area of (a) development and (b) water, sanitation, water resources management, etc. that users find useful can - and should - be shared here!


A "wiki"
is different from other websites.

Every single page can be edited, or new ones created instantly, by you - given you are logged in. Responsibility for the posted content lies with each individual contributor.
A Wiki is particularly suited to collaboration among peers in networks and communities of practice. Think of it as a large black board, where all users are given chalk and sponges to start writing up, or edit existing text. Wikipedia, the famous online collaborative encyclopedia with the humble vision "to capture the world's knowledge" is perhaps the best known Wiki-project; ten thousands of users are working constantly and jointly on millions of articles/pages/entries.

find out more...


We strive for authenticity, timeliness and applicable knowledge
Style is not important

Feel free to use your own voice, whatever feels comfortable for your contribution.


Wikis are very easy to use
They allow any registered participant to edit and add content to the web-page.

Just click on the "Edit"-tab at the top, and once you have entered your text, you just click on "Save page". All previous editions are saved in the "History" page.
If you have any questions about using the wiki, please refer to the tutorial in the Help pages, or contact Juerg Staudenmann


Before getting started
There are only a few things to learn.

It will take a short time, about 15-20 minutes, to learn the basic steps, and will hopefully be relatively painless. Visit the Help pages with simple instructions on using the site and information about options and features that are at your disposal...


For more
Check out the WaterWiki Toolkit
edit  ·  Toolkit WaterWiki 2.0 - The project
WaterWiki in UN-Water Context | Technical development issues | Managing WaterWiki 2.0 | WaterWiki - Wanted Content
WaterWiki-presentation Nairobi web4dev-conf Nov07 (Web4Dev Nairobi 2007 | Web2forDevConference findings) | The Contribution of a Wiki to the Development of a Community of Practice: A Case Study - Anna Maron Aug07 (Findings from study on WaterWiki by Anna)
Further resources: Knowledge Management Toolkit
WaterWiki 1.0 (Careful: Archived, non-updated version)
WaterWiki 1.0 Toolkit (FAQ | KM | Substantive | Technical | Process Step-by-Step) | "Outstanding Dev Issues" on WaterWiki 1.0 | Draft concept for the way ahead | New architecture (draft) for WaterWiki

Or contact us

If you are interested in "behind the scenes" of WaterWiki, have specific questions or want to share your opinion or ideas in person, try to get in contact with Juerg Staudenmann