The IWA Development Congress and Exhibition in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is fast approaching!
IWA Publishing is co-chairing a workshop on Open Access for the Developing World.
Integral to the catalysis of transformational change in the water sector is the global accessibility of relevant knowledge and innovation. In spite of this only 0.01% of water-related research is openly available to the public. The Open Access movement aims to address this discrepancy granting seamless global access to research outputs and clarity about reuse and application.
This workshop aims to give a broad introduction to Open Access - what it is why it's important (particularly in the developing world) and to give participants necessary tools and tips to publish their own work Open Access and where they can easily discover Open Access content. The workshop also aims to draw on experience and feedback from participants to further adapt future Open Access initiatives to better serve the water community.
Date/Location: 10:30-12:00 December 3; Room 1
Sara Bosshart, IWA Publishing, United Kingdom
Harsha Ratwaneera, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway