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Share your knowledge – a Wiki open competition
Water for Food is Water for Life
70% of globally available water resources are used for food production; most of the world’s water resources are managed by those who produce food e.g. farmers and pastoralists. At current levels of water withdrawal the world will be facing a 30% water gap by 2030. However, there has been neglect of agricultural water management policies in development since the 1980s. The resulting loss has affected the knowledge how to manage food production and agricultural water resources across the world. Global climate change will put further pressure on global water resources. Only the right know-how will solve the coming water crises.
Open Competition - Open now!
www.agriwaterpedia.info is the major wiki that focuses on agricultural water management and the challenge of achieving food security in the context of climate change in developing countries. It seeks to engage those who work in agricultural water management to enhance their capacity to implement innovative solutions. agriwaterpedia.info invites the global water and agriculture community to share their knowledge on the most crucial resource of the future: water for food, water for life. For this purpose agriwaterpedia.info has decided to launch an open competition to increase the leverage of knowledge in this area and to invite self-selected contributions to expand the existing knowledge platform.
- The participants may contribute articles on topics of expertise to the website. All open competition contributions must be added to the portal section “open competition”.
- Only new contributions will enter the competition. Editing of existing articles, except for the highlighted ones, can not be considered by the competition jury. The number of contributions is not limited.
- The user agrees that all contributed content can be used in accordance with Wiki legal principles. Articles are becoming public domain and cannot be withdrawn from the page after publication. By participating in the open competition, the user agrees that his or her name is published on the website if the contributed article is selected by the jury as among the twenty best articles.
- The participant of the competition must have copyright to all uploaded content. For legal issues concerning the publication of graphics, pictures, illustrations etc., please refer to the guidelines for writing articles (only open source or your own material).
- Staff-members of the Agriwaterpedia Working Group and members of the jury are excluded from participation.
-The notification of awards will be send to the e-mail address you provided when first registering on Agriwaterpedia.info as a user.
- The assessment of the article will be made on the basis of the instruction given under "Writing Articles".
- The subject of the article should be in line with the topics covered by agriwaterpedia.info (agricultural water management in the context of food security and climate change in developing countries)
- Authors should keep in mind the main types of users agriwaterpedia.info wants to serve: generalists working in development organisations and practitioners in development programmes. Hence, the articles are not intended to fulfill the formal standards of scientific publications. However, contents are intended to be factual, notable, verifiable with cited external sources, and neutrally presented.
- Clarity and concision of the article will be taken into consideration as well as correct spelling
- The article should conform to the formal instructions of agriwaterpedia.net, especially in relation to the length and format, simple language. Please see "Writing Articles".
- All contributions must be submitted in English.
- All contributions should have a minimum of 800 words and a maximum of 2500 words.
- Choose your topic: Start with browsing the existing contents and pages of agriwaterpedia.info in order to avoid doubling contents which have been covered already. As mentioned in the Participation Conditions, editing of existing articles, except for the highlighted ones, cannot be considered under the competition (but you are anyhow invited to edit existing articles to improve them, but not as contribution to the open competition).
- You may take up subjects that are proposed but not yet written (titles printed in red) or those highlighted by a *, articles that need attention as they only contain short summaries. Or contribute your own topics.
There is much room to extend and detail the topical areas of Agriwaterpedia.
- Once you have chosen your topic request an account (that can take a day) and log in.
- If you want to create a new topic (article) Log in, type in the title of the article that you want to create in the “search”-box and click on “Create the article”.
- If you take up one of the topics already proposed (typed in red) or one highlighted by *, please click the title in the portal. The page with a window will open and you can start typing or pasting your text into the box.
- Don’t forget to save what you have written or up-loaded before leaving the page (press button “save page”)
agriwaterpedia.info is going to award prizes for the best twenty new contributions which shall be selected by a jury of
internationally acknowledged experts.
5th -7th 300€
8th -10th 200€
11th -20th 100€
John Anthony Allan, Winner of the Stockholm Water Prize 2008, King`s College London.
Charlotte de Fraiture, Professor of Hydraulic Engineering for Land and Water Development, UNESCO-IHE.
Cecilia Tortajada, President of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico.
Final dates for submission of contributions: 31th December 2013 noon.
Submission Details for your Article
As soon as you're done with your article you may upload it to agriwaterpedia.info by creating a new article. If you don't have an account yet, you need to request one.
To participate in the open competition you need to submit your article in three ways:
1) Make it available under "Submitted Articles".
2) Make it available under the thematical portal(s) you consider relevant for your article.
3) Send it as a pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) Make it available under "Submitted Articles"
Open Competition/Submitted Articles is the page where all competition articles collected. The page gives everybody an easy overview of the titles of articles already submitted. All article titles are supposed to be links, just like on the thematical portal Climate Change etc.
1. Go on "Submitted Articles" and click "Edit".
2. Type in the title of your article and link to to your article.
3. Click "Save page".
2) Make it available under a thematical portal
To help users to quickly get an overview on topics of www.agriwaterpedia.info, it is of course helpful to weave your article into the wiki's greater web of articles. Therefore choose one of the three portals Climate Change, Food Security or Agricultural Water Management (and in this case, one of the four sub-portals) according to your article's topic and link to your article from its overview page. Don't forget to save your changes!
In case you're not sure which portal suits better you may also consider to place your article in two or more portals.
3) Send it as a pdf
Thirdly, please send an e-mail to email@example.com, with your article attached as a .pdf file. The content of the .pdf file must be identical with the content of the article that you have uploaded. If this is not the case, your article can not be considered in the open competition.
Notification of Awards
31th January 2014
A flyer with all relevant information can be downloaded here.
If you have any questions concerning the open competition please don't hesitate to send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ↑ in terms of withdrawal and use see CHARTRES, C. & VARMA, S. 2010. Out of Water: From Abundance to Scarcity and How to Solve the World's Water Problems, London, Financial Times Prentice Hall.
- ↑ MUELLER, A. Investment in Agriculture. 5th World Water Forum, 2009 Istanbul. FAO.