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Welcome, bienvenue and bienvenido to Akvopedia!

Welcome to Akvopedia, a free, open-sourced water, sanitation & hygiene resource (in addition to food security knowledge) that anyone can edit. Here you will find smart and affordable technologies and approaches in rural or urban settings. Project teams can learn more about financing, constructing, and maintaining a project in order to keep it functioning and stable for the long term. Some pages are translated in up to 9 languages (upper right of each page may have language flags), as we are increasing new translations continually.

Akvopedia now contains 2,115 articles primarily in English. 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

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.

Sustainable Oil Palm Farming - NEW!

Sustainable Oil Palm Farming
Sustainable Oil Palm Farming helps oil palm smallholders to increase the productivity of their plantations and income in a sustainable way.

What's happening now

The Financing Sanitation Paper Series is now online!

A culmination of several years in the making, The Financing Sanitation Paper Series is a unique collection of six articles about different aspects of sustainable financing of sanitation (in emerging markets) - from financial inclusion to private funding and from micro insurance to climate financing. There are still two papers yet to be published, but we now have the first four papers available for download.

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More news

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  • New section: Sustainable Oil Palm Farming. Sustainable intensification in smallholder oil palm plantations focuses on achieving good yields and profits, while maintaining soil fertility, minimising erosion, maintaining water quality, controlling pests, diseases and weeds through integrated pest management and using agrochemicals safely and in the smallest possible amounts.
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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.

Translated pages

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We are proud to announce our Akvopedia Translations program! We have started our language program with translators for French, Spanish, three 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. Our most popular translations are:

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 at winonaAt Thank you for visiting!