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News EMWIS launches the Arabic version of EMWIS Multilingual Water Thesaurus

The building and use of the multilingual EMWIS thesaurus based on an aggregation of existing water glossaries and thesaurus (e.g. GEMET from the European Environment Agency, the International Hydrology Glossary from UNESCO, French Water Thesaurus) were presented in the last EMWIS National Focal Point seminar for data managers held in Madrid the days 13-15 November 2006. Today the thesaurus is available in 3 languages (Arabic, English and French) after the publication of the Arabic version. Spanish will be added in December 2006 and Italian in early 2007. In order to update this thesaurus (e.g. proposing new terms), it was suggested to create one working group for each language using wiki tools or e-forum to reach consensus on new terms, their definition, relevant sources, and relations with the other terms of the thesaurus. These terms will then be added by EMWIS Technical Unit that will release a new online version.

Contact information Jauad El Kharraz (email: jauad.el-kharraz@semide.org)
Phone: +33 492 94 22 93 ; Fax: +33 492 94 22 95
News type Inbrief
File link http://www.emwis.net/portal_thesaurus
Source of information EMWIS TU
Keyword(s) EMWIS Multilingual Water Thesaurus
Subject(s) AGRICULTURE , ANALYSIS AND TESTS , CHARACTERISTICAL PARAMETERS OF WATERS AND SLUDGES , DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , ENERGY , FINANCE-ECONOMY , HEALTH - HYGIENE - PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISM , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INDUSTRY , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , INFRASTRUCTURES , MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , NATURAL MEDIUM , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , RIGHT , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES , SLUDGES , TOOL TERMS , TOURISM - SPORT - HOBBIES , WATER DEMAND , WATER QUALITY
Relation http://www.emwis.net/thematicdirs/glossaries
Geographical coverage Euro mediterranean
News date 23/11/2006
Working language(s) ARABIC , ENGLISH , FRENCH
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