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Finding water and sanitation information on the Internet [Quality Assurance: Kristof Bostoen and Caroline Hunt]

Author(s): Krukkert, Ingeborg  |  Bostoen, Kristof  |  Hunt, Caroline

Publisher: WEDC
Place of publication: Loughborough University, UK
Year: 2006

Series: WELL Fact Sheet
Collection(s): WELL


For many people, the Internet has become the first medium to turn to when they need information. Water and sanitation professionals are no different. Currently there are around 1 billion Internet users worldwide(1) who can access trillions of WWW pages with information. These pages are not indexed by subject headings, author or title as in library databases. So, how to find the information you are looking for? Is it enough to use Google? In many cases it is, but in many cases it is not and it would be better to use other search services.

This fact sheet focuses on water and sanitation information on the Internet. It gives insight in to what is available and what search tool you could use for which purpose. It also provides some tips on how to evaluate the quality of the information you have found and keep track of information in the water and sanitation sector.

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