What is the glossary?

Many stakeholders produce and disseminate information on water and aquatic environments, using terms which are more or less technical. To facilitate a common language, and for the sake of consistency, the partners of the French Water Information System agreed to make available the glossary they have established together.

The current contents of this glossary are based on the analysis of about fifty existing glossaries (documents, websites, ...), and include about 1,000 words, the consultation of which is access free.

The glossary is evolutionary: any user can propose amending or deleting some terms. Proposals are evaluated by a group of users, WIS partners.

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