* tmc * in patientia vestra habetis animam vestram * tmc *

Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

26 October 2009

India Water Portal (IWP)


26 Oct 2009

IWP, Bangalore, India

"The India Water Portal is an open, inclusive, web-based platform for sharing water management knowledge amongst practitioners and the general public. It aims to draw on the rich experience of water-sector experts, package their knowledge and add value to it through technology and then disseminate it to a larger audience through the internet."

Site contents:
* Water Conflicts [external link];
* [Outreach to] Schools [external link];
* Sanitation [external link];
* Sign Up;
* Channels (Rainwater Harvesting, Agriculture, Drinking Water, Water Bodies, Urban Water, Groundwater, Watershed Development, Wastewater, Water Quality, Water for Industry, Rivers, Climate Change, General);
* Community (Directory, Solution Exchange, Bulletin Board, General Discussions, Ask The Experts, Events Calendar, Member Blogs, Upload Content, News);
* Directory;
* Blog (Announcements (528), Arghyam (43), "As It Flows" (15), Awards/RFPs/Competitions (90), Bihar Floods (26), Books (27), Climate Change (53), Coastal Waters (16), Community Radio (7), Conf, Wkshop, Training (178), Contribute (2), Dams (22), Ecosan (27), Guest Posts (108), Humour (22), IEC Material (11), Indian Languages (13), International Year of Sanitation (23), IWP (63), Jobs in the water sector in India (45), Kids (8), News (435), Others (64), Photos and movies on current water topics in India (62), River Watch (78), RWH (24), Software (20), Solution Exchange (18), Technology (172), Urban Water (71));
* Upload;
* Contact Us;
* Featured/Latest/Most Read;
* Videos;
* Photos;
* South India Floods
* Discuss
* News;
* Calendar;
* Search.

[A tri-lingual (English, Hindi, Kannada) web site - ed.]

URL http://indiawaterportal.org

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://indiawaterportal.org

Link reported by: Justin Scott-Coe, H-Water Editor (jscottcoe--at--mail.h-net.msu.edu),
forwarded by h-asia--at--h-net.msu.edu

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
News/ Online Guide/ Documents.
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
V. Useful
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 3,000

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com