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Welcome, bienvenue and bienvenido to Akvopedia!

Welcome to Akvopedia, the open water and sanitation resource that anyone can edit. We strive to improve water and sanitation projects through knowledge exchange on smart and affordable technical solutions and effective approaches. Akvopedia now contains 1,790 articles primarily in English, including some in French and Spanish. Akvopedia is hosted and managed by Akvo Foundation.

Water Portal

Water Portal
The Water Portal contains information on water collection, pumping and transportation, storage, treatment, and use of water.

Sanitation Portal

Sanitation Portal
The Sanitation Portal contains information on toilets, collection, transportation, treatment, use of products, hygiene, and training materials.

Finance Portal

Finance Portal
The Finance Portal contains information on the costs needed to finance, how to finance these costs, and how to monitor finance.

Sustainability Portal

Sustainability Portal
The Sustainability Portal contains information on numerous sustainability frameworks, tools, and methods, using the F.I.E.T.S approach.

Decision & Assessment Tools

Decision & Assessment Tools
Decision & Assessment Tools contain several tools, assessments, or kits that aid in the implementation of water and sanitation projects in an easier way.

Food & Nutrition Security Portal - NEW!

Food & Nutrition Security Portal
Food & Nutrition Security Portal helps people improve their access to nutritional, quality food, supporting the right to food, availability and the best utilization of food.

What's happening now

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Our News - Latin America section is now online!
Find out what is happening in your region of Latin America. Check out our 86 news article pages about water and sanitation topics from the past year. Some news articles go back further by a year or two, but we'll continue to build onto these and keep the old ones for reference. We cover many countries in Latin America, including the Caribbean, with an emphasis on Peru, Ecuador, Mexico and more. Sixteen popular topics in total, covering important issues such as rainwater harvesting, school sanitation, groundwater, and food security.

More news

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  • New section: Hindi Rainwater Harvesting. We now have our entire rainwater harvesting section translated into Hindi! This comprises 43 pages of water and sanitation solutions that include capturing rainwater whether from the air, surface or groundwater. We are going to continue to create Hindi translations for our top 100 pages, so check back soon for more Hindi pages.
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  • New portal: In cooperation with India Water Portal, we now have 165 new pages all about news from India! The articles cover popular topics of water and sanitation (WASH) plus many more, including food security, climate change, and emergency WASH. This is the beginning of our new News section that will soon include Africa, Latin America and more of Asia.
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  • New portal: Thanks to our partnership with ICCO Corporation, we have a new 31 page Food & Nutrition Security Portal! Food and Nutrition security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to food, which is safe and consumed in sufficient quantity and quality to meet their dietary needs and food preferences, and is supported by an environment of adequate sanitation, health services and care, allowing for a healthy and active life (CFS). We welcome this new sector of knowledge to our water and sanitation base in Akvopedia, as they are very closely linked and go hand-in-hand in eliminating poverty and defending the right to clean water, sanitation and plentiful food.

Translated pages

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We are proud to announce our new Akvopedia Translations program! We have started our language program with translators for French, Spanish, 3 Indian languages (Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil), Korean, Chinese, Indonesian, and Japanese, with many more to come. See the upper right of each English page for the different language flags. Not all pages have been translated yet.

Contributing to Akvopedia

Share your news and knowledge on water and sanitation by contributing articles to the Akvopedia. We've used the same conventions as the well-known online resource Wikipedia, so adding and editing articles is quick and easy to learn. This graphical guide will get you started; more detailed information about editing wiki articles is available in the help pages: Help:Contents

Editorial support

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Do you have quality content that you would like to contribute to Akvopedia, but lack the time or resources to upload it? Akvopedia offers free limited editorial services and always appreciates suggestions and links to expand our WASH wiki. Please contact our editor Winona Azure at winonaAt symbol.jpgakvo.org. Thank you for visiting!