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I'm interested in: Appropriate technology - Green living - Water - Energy
Edits to Appropedia by me are as a regular member of the community, and sometimes as an admin.
Unless otherwise stated, they are not legal or official actions as a director of the Appropedia Foundation.

I know this box is ugly. If you want to make it look better, feel free :-).

About me:

Chris Watkins
a.k.a. Chriswaterguy

need a better photo

My homepage tells you more about my history.

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WasteStream Res DenimFactory.jpg This user is a member with interest and knowledge of Water and Sanitation.
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This user is the moderator for the Water category.
PH This user is a porting helper, porting open content to help build Appropedia.

Track changes: Water · Flood control · Water conservation · Water supply· Solar distillation · Rainwater

This user is the moderator for the Sanitation category.

Track changes: Sanitation · Composting toilet

This user is the moderator for the Culture and development category.

Track changes: Culture and development

Registered on Appropedia on 26 June 2006.

I'm an Australian engineer with a passion for sharing knowledge to make a better world, and I've been involved in Appropedia since the very early days. I spend most of my time in Asia, especially Indonesia.

What I'm doing here

I'm an admin on Appropedia, and I help to...

Specific tasks I'm focused on now:

  • Finding funding
  • Ekopedia merger
  • Porting - esp finding help in converting appropriate PDF documents and web pages to MediaWiki markup.


My favorite videos (on appropriate technology etc) are on my Youtube homepage.

Contact me via my talk page, or try me on instant messenger:

Google's mail chat: singkong
Skype: chriswaterguy

Or call (In Indonesia): 0821-22-007-049

Microblogging: & Twitter

Follow me on, an open source microblogging service that gives you more freedom than Twitter (and also lets you link to Twitter). But I use the same usernames on Twitter:

I manage Appropedia's Identica account and Twitter account, and my personal Identica account and Twitter account. Below are the Twitter feeds:


    @chriswaterguy (personal)

      My blog posts

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      Wikiholism alert
      "My username is Chriswaterguy and I am a wikiholic.W"
      • I cancelled my plans to live and work in China when I learnt they blocked Wikipedia.
      • I often read (non-fiction) books and mark things that I want to put into Wikipedia.
      • I'm a registered user of about 15 wikis.

      Yes I'm an addict. No, it's not a problem. I'm going to take a break, just as soon as I finish editing this...

      Maybe I need a 12 step programW...

      1. We admitted we were powerlessW over wiki-editing and our lives had become unmanageable.
      2. Came to believeW that a power greater than ourselvesW could restore us to sanityW.
      3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood HimW/HerW/ItW/Them.W
      4. When that failed, we took responsibility for our own actions.
      5. Admitted the Wexact nature of our wrongs.
      6. Left the computer occasionally, in order to meet attractive people and flirt with them.
      7. Sought through prayerW and meditationW to improve our conscious contact Wwith God as we understood Her,W praying only for Wknowledge of Her will for usW and the powerW to carry that out.
      8. Having had a spiritual awakeningW as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this messageW to wikiholics.W
      9. Realised the irony of creating this notice.
      10. Learnt to count.

      Content ideas

      Feel free to look at or use anything from my Content ideas.

      More extensive drafts, and draft postings for other sites, will be posted at my Sandbox.


      In this Userspace:
      Chriswaterguy/AF/Indonesian citiesChriswaterguy/AF/Katerva nomination executive summaryChriswaterguy/AF/Katerva nominee form
      Chriswaterguy/AF/Revisiting the WheelChriswaterguy/AF/Spiel
      Chriswaterguy/AF/Strategy 2012Chriswaterguy/AF/Vision, mission, method and planChriswaterguy/AF/WHO 2011
      Chriswaterguy/Blog/Interview questionsChriswaterguy/Blog/Licensing for Open Source Appropriate TechnologyChriswaterguy/Blog/energypedia 2
      Chriswaterguy/CCSChriswaterguy/CCS/Global CCS InstituteChriswaterguy/CCS/openCCS strategy 2012
      Chriswaterguy/CCS/openCCS workflowChriswaterguy/Chris WatkinsChriswaterguy/Comms
      Chriswaterguy/Comms/Awesome contentChriswaterguy/Comms/Business cards and brochuresChriswaterguy/Comms/Cities
      Chriswaterguy/Comms/CommunityChriswaterguy/Comms/EWB Oz Mag submissionChriswaterguy/Comms/Interview request
      Chriswaterguy/Comms/Service learning imagesChriswaterguy/Comms/TasksChriswaterguy/Comms/Testimonials
      Chriswaterguy/Comms/Thoughts for dadamacChriswaterguy/Comms/Working group name and slogan ideasChriswaterguy/Content
      Chriswaterguy/Content/Carbon capture and storageChriswaterguy/Content/IdeasChriswaterguy/Content/Pro-growth thoughts
      Chriswaterguy/Content/Role Of Knowledge And Technology In Development/Test display problemsChriswaterguy/Content/ThesisChriswaterguy/Content/thefwd notes
      Chriswaterguy/Funding/AppealsChriswaterguy/Funding/Crowdfunding platformsChriswaterguy/Funding/Funding channels
      Chriswaterguy/Indonesia/Wiki dan kuliahChriswaterguy/Long edit summary.jsChriswaterguy/Non-Appropedia
      Chriswaterguy/Non-Appropedia/BlogChriswaterguy/Non-Appropedia/Blog notesChriswaterguy/Non-Appropedia/Health services wiki
      Chriswaterguy/Non-Appropedia/India plansChriswaterguy/Non-Appropedia/Notes to selfChriswaterguy/Non-Appropedia/Permaculture Melbourne Benchmarking Project - plan
      Chriswaterguy/Non-Appropedia/Travel plansChriswaterguy/Non-Appropedia/WorkshopsChriswaterguy/OER for kids
      Chriswaterguy/Page frameworkChriswaterguy/PartnershipsChriswaterguy/Partnerships/Cambodia composting toilets project
      Chriswaterguy/Partnerships/PeterChriswaterguy/Partnerships/SL issues for academics
      Chriswaterguy/SL/Food and ag inviteChriswaterguy/Search
      Chriswaterguy/Search/EnergyChriswaterguy/Search/Governments and Intergovernmental BodiesChriswaterguy/Search/Skepticism
      Chriswaterguy/TasksChriswaterguy/TechChriswaterguy/Tech/Align test
      Chriswaterguy/Tech/Importing templates with dependenciesChriswaterguy/Tech/Semantic schema development
      Chriswaterguy/Wikignome/Bot replacementsChriswaterguy/Wikignome/Categories to renameChriswaterguy/Wikignome/Category page content to be moved with history - list
      Chriswaterguy/Wikignome/Contributor listChriswaterguy/Wikignome/Ekopedia import checkChriswaterguy/Wikignome/Envirowiki import check
      Chriswaterguy/Wikignome/TasksChriswaterguy/Wikignome/Usernames to renameChriswaterguy/Wikignome/moving category page content with history - process
      Chriswaterguy/Wikignome/moving category page content with history - track last editsChriswaterguy/Wikignome/wikEd demo for WillChriswaterguy/Wikitech/CotW wiki
      Chriswaterguy/blockChriswaterguy/blog style.css 2011Chriswaterguy/busy
      Chriswaterguy/categorytree tag substChriswaterguy/chick.cssChriswaterguy/classic.js
      Chriswaterguy/color testChriswaterguy/diffs
      Chriswaterguy/main page color testChriswaterguy/model ecovillagesChriswaterguy/monobook.css
      Chriswaterguy/monobook.jsChriswaterguy/moreChriswaterguy/spam post-mortem/Capping machine
      Chriswaterguy/spam post-mortem/Test new filterChriswaterguy/spam post-mortem/User:PafubiWazuseChriswaterguy/spam postmortem/Ooi Chong Seong
      Chriswaterguy/spam postmortem/User:BicowegohiChriswaterguy/spam postmortem/User:TafosaKiqajiChriswaterguy/test
      Chriswaterguy/test Zamzar (PDF to Word) and wikEd (Word to MediaWiki) conversionChriswaterguy/thesis testChriswaterguy/things to tweet
      Chriswaterguy/user agent for iTunesChriswaterguy/vector.cssChriswaterguy/watchlist2
      User talk:
      Chriswaterguy/AF/Revisiting the WheelChriswaterguy/ArchiveChriswaterguy/Content/Carbon capture and storage
      Chriswaterguy/Content/IdeasChriswaterguy/FCKeditor bugsChriswaterguy/Non-Appropedia/Permaculture Melbourne Benchmarking Project - plan/
      Chriswaterguy/Non-Appropedia/Travel plans

      In particular, note: