Welcome to H2infO, a new global water web portal that provides simplified access to international water research, data, and resources to help advance solutions to challenges around the world. Through this portal, you will find a wide range of water-related information resources from raw data to reports, workshop outlines and technical guidance to blog posts. The resources on this portal have been brought together to make it easy for you to access the information you need in a variety of ways.
If you are looking for specific keywords, you can enter these into the search bar at the top of each page. After you search, you can further refine your results using the filtering navigation bar on the right side of your screen. You will find this bar below the resource results when using mobile devices. You can narrow your search based on the theme or subtheme of the information you are looking for, desired resource and file type, region or country focus, resource scale, or contributing organization. Next to each filter category, H2infO will tell you how many resources are available in each category.
If are not looking for specific keywords, you have the option to browse the themes and sub-themes identified on the portal. From the home page, you can select a theme at the bottom of the page. You can explore resources or search within that theme using the small search bar below the theme description, or further refine by sub-theme using additional filters in the navigation bar on the right side.
The results you will find in both the search and browse navigation features provide an overview of the relevant information resources, including title, date of publication, user ratings, contributing organization, and an abbreviated resource summary. By clicking on a resource title, you can access the resource profile. The resource profile provides the ability to access the resource, additional information regarding the resource, and an opportunity to share the resource. You will also see suggested related resources on the resource profile.
You can create an account or sign in to save a resource to your personal library. You can save the resources you find helpful to build a library and eliminate the need to search for resources you’ve already found. By creating an account, you can log in at any time to access your saved resources from prior searches.
If you are not sure how to access or use a specific file type for a given resource, you can get guidance by clicking the “Need help using this resource?” button on the right side bar when it appears. At any time, you can also access this guidance using the guidance tab on the main navigation bar. Through this feature, H2infO provides guidance on how to access, and use the specific resource types that you find.
If you still haven’t found the resource you were looking for, you can use “Search USWP Member Sites” found in the bottom navigation bar on any page. This search option allows you to define key words to directly search the websites and portals of U.S. Water Partnership members with just one click.