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Akvo (from the Esperanto word meaning “water”) is a non-profit foundation committed to bringing low-cost, sustainable water and sanitation technology and approaches to local communities. It's sort of like Open Architecture Network but with a more focused infrastructural concern.

In the same vein as OAN's open source ethos, Akvo maintains a wiki, naturally called Akvowiki. It's goal is “to improve water and sanitation projects through knowledge exchange on smart and affordable technical solutions and effective approaches.”

Additionally, Akvo helps projects get funding through partner organizations and through crowdfunding.


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  • Brian Davis
  • April 21, 2010 at 11:37:00 AM CDT
  • very cool. stateside, there is also, though it seems a little less focused and more garden-oriented. Still, it is interesting how many of these things seem to be springing up...

    Thanks for the tip.

  • Alexander Trevi
  • April 21, 2010 at 12:08:00 PM CDT
  • Lovely! Thanks for the tip.

    I think there should be one for food systems.

  • Anonymous
  • April 22, 2010 at 2:56:00 PM CDT
  • We are actually considering expanding for agriculture. The reason we haven't done it yet is because we don't want to loose focus before we are over critical mass.

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