Intention to establish an environmental sanitation clearing house web site

As part of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment for Land-Based Activities, the Water Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) and the International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) are to jointly implement an environmental sanitation clearing house or gateway site. This aims to improve access to relevant, appropriate and quality networked information resources, including full-text documents, databases, networks and discussion groups. Organisations (both Southern and Northern) with expertise in the subject area, will act as regional and topic partners in the project, and will be responsible for document identification for inclusion. The broad subject areas will cover:institutional frameworkssocio-cultural factorsenvironmenthygiene and healthplanningtechnologymanagement (Including operation and maintenance)financemonitoring and evaluationWe would now like to invite potential users to participate in the process of consultation by suggesting facilities or options which they would like to see included in the gateway. It would be useful if you could also outline your area of expertise or interest. Please send comments by the end of August. Any contributions should be sent to: