A group of graduate students at University of California-Davis have developed a SISWEB (Scientific Information Syndication WEBsite) for the Water Community. This database serves as a network to find out what is popular- regarding news, articles, papers, videos, images, etc.- on the internet among the water community. On this social bookmarking website, users can share notable internet content and frequently visited sites. SISWEB offers a whole new concept available for all to utilize. Visit the website and you will realize the difference.
WaterSISWEB (http://www.watersisweb.org) is part of the Scientific Information Syndication Website family, and is dedicated to water resources. The website is a place for water resources professionals to share information between one another. Scientists, researchers, students and industry professionals can use the free community service to find what is new and popular in the water resources profession. In doing so, users are able to share, store, organize, and search bookmarks of web pages on the topic of water resources.
Despite preconceptions, WaterSISWEB is not a blog and therefore is not operated by the team that established the website. The site is run exclusively by its users through a variety of abilities. Registered users can post links to water resources content on the web, and other registered users have the opportunity to vote for or against them to appear more or less prominently on WaterSISWEB. These users also have the opportunity to comment on posts, reply to comments, vote on comments, bookmark posted links for later references, and even recommend what they find interesting to others who may not be members themselves. When a link is first submitted, it appears in the Upcoming section. It can then be prompted to the Top (front) page through a user-based ranking system. The numbers of positive and negative votes of users on each link determine the rank of that post. WaterSISWEB's team does not decide which links should become popular. Members' votes train a filter that determines which posts deserve to be seen by other visitors.
To participate in the website activities one needs to register with WaterSISWEB (http://www.WaterSISWEB.org). The registration is totally free and easy.