Welcome to the Water360 Community!

The Water360 vision is to provide access to quality water education and engagement material worldwide. We support water utilities, companies, government bodies and water educators in sharing water understanding and knowledge.

We have developed a platform that allows water professionals to source, download, share and reuse water education and engagement material. Content comes from awareness campaigns, research papers, interviews, hot topics, case studies and general information and awareness raising.

By sharing material you will be helping other water organisations and individuals all over the world better inform others on the value of water and how it is managed. You will also have access to a wide range of digital content to download for your organisation’s programs.

 

Welcome to the Water360 Community

What we are asking

Water360 is committed to creating a sharing platform that will provide the most value to our members. You have been selected for this pilot viewing as we believe that your organisation can help shape how we achieve this. The Water360 platform will be free to use for 3 months from the time you register. What we ask in return is:

  1. Your organisation contributes quality engagement and education material to our shared library.

  2. Your organisation provides feedback on your experience using the site, indicating features and processes you think can be improved, and what you find most useful.

Your feedback is an important part of how we shape Water360. We ask you to review the site’s features and guidelines, contribute and upload resources, and provide feedback to us before 28 July 2017.

What are the benefits to your organisation?

Water360 provides valuable resources for creating effective and engaging material for communicating with your stakeholders.  By being involved in the Water360 pilot, you benefit by:

  1. Helping to shape the platform to be most useful to your organisation;
  2. Being recognised as a contributing partner;
  3. Sharing the water story in your region;
  4. Helping to raise value and understanding of water management.

We are developing an funding model to continue to maintain and develop the platform once the site is fully operational, however organisations participating in the Water360 pilot will continue to have free access to the site and all content for the first 3 months from registration.

Getting Started

Access Code

To start using the Water360 platform, you will require an early access code that you will receive via email.  If you did not receive this code or have misplaced it, please contact us via email: info@watersecure.com.au

Once you or one of your team gain access to the site,  you will need to take the following steps to get started:

Register as a User

  1. Follow the links in the email to the Water360 preview site
  2. Use the early access code given to you via email to progress to site
  3. Click on the ‘Login/Register’ Button at the top right of the site
  4. Follow the prompts and fill in your details
  5. Ensure you read and agree to our Terms & Conditions.
  6. You will receive a confirmation email. Once you click on the link in the email, you have registered and are ready to go!

 

Screencast of How to Register

Source material to download

  1. There are 2 ways to search for content on Water360 site
    i) via one of the Water360 Library search bars
    ii) or via the Water360 Water Topics page
  2. When searching, you can refine your search by using different search filters
  3. Once you get to an individual product page, you can preview the content and review information about it
  4. If you’ve found the piece you are looking for, click on the blue ‘Add to My List’ button. You will notice an orange number at the top right button ‘List’ that indicates an item has been added to your list.
  5. When you are finished finding material, you can click on the ‘List’ button to complete the order.
  6. You will receive an email with a link to directly download the material once your order is complete

 

Screencast of How to Source Material

Contribute material to share

  1. Click on the blue ‘Upload’ Button at the top right of the site
  2. Read and agree to our Contributed Material Guidelines
  3. Follow the prompts and make sure you give as much detail as possible on the item. This will ensure people can easily find your material when searching
  4. Choose a sharing agreement option that best suits your organisation and the resource being contributed. Click the blue ‘Complete Contribution’ button
  5. You will be sent a confirmation email that your material has been uploaded
  6. Once we have reviewed the content you have contributed, we will notify you once it is live on the site and also a link to your bio page

 

Screencast of How to Contribute Material

 

Browse the Global Connection Map

  1. Click on the Global Connection Map link in the blue navigation bar
  2. There are currently 3 different categories of map pins:

    i) Resources
    ii) Case Studies
    iii) Contributing Partners

  3. Turn pin categories on/off via the white ‘Show All Pins’ button
  4. Hover on a pin to see label – click on pin for a pop-up description
  5. On click, the map will zoom into the proximity of that area where you can click on the ‘View More’ button in the pop-up description
  6. An information panel will slide in from the right with more information, including a slideshow gallery and associated resources
  7. You have the option to preview and download associated resources by clicking on them, taking you to an individual product page

Email info@watersecure.com.au to contribute case studies to this map

 

Screencast of How to use the Global Connection Map