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Welcome to the new WaterWiki


Welcome to WaterWiki

The Wiki for Water Practitioners Worldwide! WaterWiki is a fast-growing knowledge base and on-line collaboration platform for issues and UN-related work on Integrated Water Resources Management and Cooperation, Water Supply & Sanitation and more...

Learn more...

Find knowledge

Quenching your Thirst
for Knowledge!

Find experience from Projects | Case Studies | Publications; learn about the work of UN-agencies | People; browse knowledge by Country or Region | Water Basin | Themes...

Get an overview...

Wiki-ing is easy - and fun!

Once you are logged in, you can create new articles, edit existing ones or attach files, and pictures on WaterWiki. - And others will see your changes instantly! And don't worry: It's easy - and safe too: every previous versions of a page is stored and can be instantly rolled-back if needed.

Get started step by step...

See also: WaterWiki:Q&A

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
WaterWiki Partners

more partners and supporters are welcome!
WaterWiki aims at
  • connecting Water professionals to knowledge and experience based on work in the context of the UN
  • providing an on-line collaboration platform for Water Sector Practitioners worldwide to find and share their experience and lessons learned
  • improving coordination and inter-agency cooperation in the water sector.
If you can't find what you are looking for
or have suggestion about knowledge or on-line resources that would make an added value on WaterWiki, please let us know!

Partners of WaterWiki to date include

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 constantly and jointly working 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 Katy Norman or Juerg Staudenmann

Get started
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 Q&A, or the WaterWiki Toolkit 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