SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:03:49 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Re: Working Group 11 (groundwater) members: please take part in edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for groundwater - by: muench

And for all WGs we are suggesting the Wikipedia article on the SDGs :

as well as World Water Day:

I am wondering if we should add some content about regulation into the article on groundwater or on groundwater pollution? So far there is only some information about regulation in the U.S. about groundwater:

I am also wondering if the term groundwater protection should get its own Wikipedia article? At the moment groundwater protection is re-directed to groundwater pollution. There, you do find sections on prevention and on management. However, would readers find it more helpful if there was a separate article on groundwater protection? One would have to avoid dublication though, e.g. the causes why groundwater protection is necessary should remain in the article on groundwater protection and not be fully repeated in the potential new article on groundwater protection.

WG 11 (Groundwater) Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:53:23 +0000
Working Group 11 (groundwater) members: please take part in edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for groundwater - by: muench (on groundwater protection),

You have an interest in the topic of groundwater protection, and we need your help to spread information about this topic on Wikipedia!

We are planning to provide 48 hours of expertise to improve WASH-related Wikipedia articles.

Why? Educating the public will be critical if we are to achieve Sustainable Sanitation Development Goal Number 6 (SDG6): “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”.

What: World Water Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

When: 19-20 March

Where: Wherever you and your computer are on March 19-20 (or the two weeks before then)

Who: You can contribute solo, or work with a group of friends

Why you? You’re an expert or an interested member of the public committed to achieving sustainable sanitation for all (and SDG6)

Why Wikipedia? Achieving water and sanitation for all requires educating and informing all stakeholders. Wikipedia reaches over 500 million people each month, making it the 5th most often visited website.

Next steps required from you:
  1. Post here in this thread by 6 March to register your interest in helping with the edit-a-thon.
  2. Look at the example Wikipedia articles listed below in the next post which I think could be of relevance to this Working Group and which ones you have a personal interest in. You can also suggest additional ones. Join the conversation on how best to include groundwater topics in Wikipedia!
  3. Subscribe to this thread (by clicking on the blue subscribe flag when you are logged in) where we will post short videos and further information on how to edit Wikipedia articles: - we will also email the same information to anyone who has registered their interest

What if you can’t make it on 19-20 March?
No problem. You can edit Wikipedia anytime. Please let us know what you’re working on. This effort is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant to SuSanA (see here for more information: and we want to keep track of how many SuSanA members contribute to the Edit-a-Thon. So please let us know.

What if you don’t have a reliable internet connection?
As an editor you can help in many different ways, be it writing new content, correcting and improving existing content, adding images, adding references, internal links, external links etc.
More detailed information about online and offline options to get involved and help will be provided very soon on the forum in the general Edit-a-thon thread mentioned above.

You can click here to look at a list of Wikipedia articles the other SuSanA Working Groups will be working on: .

Questions? Just ask. We want to make it easy for you.

Kind regards,
Elisabeth (supporting Leif Wolf and Andrea Nick, the leads of Working Group 11)

together with Ruth Miskelly (Water Aid), Carol McCreary (PHLUSH), Esther Shaylor (Oxfam), Diane Kellogg - members of the Grant Consortium of the SEI grant by BMGF on “Supporting SuSanA and the broader Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Community of Practice through an online platform”]]>
WG 11 (Groundwater) Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:42:27 +0000