AquaPedia

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AquaPedia is free, web-based, collaborative self-learning repository of interactive and searchable water case studies from across the planet for information and analysis of water conflicts.[1] It was developed at Tufts University in 2008.

AquaPedia has the goal of sharing water conflict case studies that integrate information from the science/engineering aspects with understanding of the societal/cultural issues that are also integral to the framing and solution of the problem [2]

AquaPedia is currently in a Beta testing phase with contributions from academics. Case studies are categorized within the framework of 6 variables from two domains (natural/societal). The natural domain contributes: water quantity, quality, and ecosystem constraints. The societal domain contributes the interactions between values and norms, economic considerations, and governance structures [3]

Like traditional wiki-style sites, anyone can contribute water case studies or potential revisions; however, AquaPedia editors review these submissions prior to being added to the website to ensure accuracy [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Islam, S.; Moomaw, W., Akanda, A.S., Jutla, A.S., Schulz, A., Lin, C. and Grogan, D. (March 2009). "AquaPedia: Building Capacity to Resolve Water Conflicts in the Education Knowledge and Capacity Development Strategies Session". World Water Forum Knowledge Base. Istanbul, Turkey. 
  2. ^ ”Gehrman, Elizabeth (July 12, 2009). "The hottest commodity". Boston Globe. Retrieved 01-02-2011. 
  3. ^ Islam, S., Y. Gao, and A. Akanda. “Water 2100: A synthesis of natural and societal domains to create actionable knowledge through AquaPedia and water diplomacy” in Hydrocomplexity: New Tools for Solving Wicked Water Problems the Proceedings of the 10th Kovacs Colloquium. Paris, France, 2010. p 193-197.

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