The development of the water-for-life web page
Parsons, Douglas Christopher
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This thesis identifies the most useful and relevant Internet strategies used by freshwater conservation organizations. These strategies were used in the development of a web page that will be accessible to Latin America and environmental organizations based on the successful Water- for-Life Program in Costa Rica. A brief history of the Water-for-Life environmental outreach program in Costa Rica is described along with a summary of how a fellowship awarded to me from the Organization for Tropical Studies evolved to incorporate both environmental outreach and, ultimately, the creation of an environmental outreach web site. I also discuss the history of the Internet and how nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) involved in freshwater conservation are exploiting Internet technology and how those Internet resources were utilized in the development of the Water-for-Life web site. Finally, I identify how freshwater NGOs are specifically using the Internet by analyzing the results of an e-mail survey.