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A Wikipedia edit-a-thon is an event where people get together to edit Wikipedia - often focused on a specific topic. It is an opportunity for people with similar interests to get together to improve the content of Wikipedia, while learning how to edit the online encyclopedia and often eating snacks and drinking beer (although this is optional!).  
 
A Wikipedia edit-a-thon is an event where people get together to edit Wikipedia - often focused on a specific topic. It is an opportunity for people with similar interests to get together to improve the content of Wikipedia, while learning how to edit the online encyclopedia and often eating snacks and drinking beer (although this is optional!).  
  
There are currently no Wikipedia pages related to the hydrogeology of Africa. This edit-a-thon aims to change that by creating "Groundwater in..." pages for every country in Africa. These will be based on the existing [[Hydrogeology by country|country pages]] in the Africa Groundwater Atlas, but summarised and edited to make information on African groundwater more accessible and visible to a wider audience. The Africa Groundwater Atlas is already written in Wiki software, providing a great starting point!
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There are currently no Wikipedia pages related to the hydrogeology of Africa. This edit-a-thon aims to change that by creating "Hydrogeology of ..." pages for every country in Africa. These will be based on the existing [[Hydrogeology by country|country pages]] in the Africa Groundwater Atlas, which are already written in the wiki software, providing a great starting point!
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During the edit-a-thon the content of the existing country pages will be summarised and edited to create content that is more suitable for a general Wikipedia audience, making African groundwater more accessible and visible to a wider audience.
  
 
We hope you can join us to support this effort!
 
We hope you can join us to support this effort!
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===Where and when is it happening?===
 
===Where and when is it happening?===
  
The Africa Groundwater Atlas Wikipedia edit-a-thon is taking place at the [http://www.iah2019.org/ '''46th IAH Congress'''] in Malaga, Spain. The Congress runs from the 22nd to 27th September at the Trade Fairs and Congress Centre of Malaga.  
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The edit-a-thon is taking place at the [http://www.iah2019.org/ '''46th IAH Congress'''] in Malaga, Spain. The Congress runs from the 22nd to 27th September at the Trade Fairs and Congress Centre of Malaga.  
  
It will be on '''Monday 23 September, from 4 - 7pm''', in '''Multiuse Room 4'''.   
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The Africa Groundwater Atlas Wikipedia edit-a-thon will take place on '''Monday 23 September, from 4 - 7pm''', in '''Multiuse Room 4'''.   
  
 
See the [http://www.iah2019.org/wp-content/uploads/IAH2019_Programme_web.pdf ''Congress Programme''].
 
See the [http://www.iah2019.org/wp-content/uploads/IAH2019_Programme_web.pdf ''Congress Programme''].
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===Not attending the IAH Congress but still interested in getting involved?===
 
  
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'''Not attending the IAH Congress but still interested in getting involved?'''
 
Drop us an email at AfricaGWAtlas@bgs.ac.uk  with the info above and we can tell you more about helping remotely!
 
Drop us an email at AfricaGWAtlas@bgs.ac.uk  with the info above and we can tell you more about helping remotely!
 
After the event we will upload all the resources you need to get involved and create new Wikipedia pages on groundwater in Africa in your own time to [https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Z7azj8fVB5YuARpD7dF1Hl7WJYxhQ8Rg a Google Drive Africa Groundwater Atlas resource folder]. 
 
  
  

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