Agua means Water both in Spanish and Portuguese. It comes from the Latin 'Acqua'. The Agua Project has a very important mission, which is to help disseminate education about Water all over Latin America. My company had the honor to make a small contribution towards this mission, and Drupal has helped us in creating the website for the project.

For more information about the project, please read:

Why Drupal was chosen: 

Itaipu, the world's largest generator of renewable clean energy, is a big advocate of FOSS, and they use Drupal in many of their projects.

Describe the project (goals, requirements and outcome): 

Itaipu promotes several initiatives around 5 themes: Energy, Environment, Social Responsibility, Tourism, and Technology. The Agua Project is an Environmental initiative to promote knowledge about Water all across Latin America. The project's goal is to reach 10.000 people directly and 300.000 people indirectly by providing free courses using both traditional and distance education. These range from basic courses where children learn about the importance of water till more advanced courses where engineers learn about Dam security, for example.

Why these modules/theme/distribution were chosen: 

To provide a responsive design, I used the Adaptive Theme. This allows the website to be viewed from both the Desktop and Mobile.

The Agua Project is composed of 24 different courses, with a total of 236 classes offered both in Portuguese and Spanish. Each class has an Enrollment Period. Classes within this period are automatically shown in a special place of the website. Since many different classes could be open for enrollments at the same time, I used the Views Accordion module to help displaying these.

The Agua Project website has a section for the Press, where we show news, newsletters, clippings, press-releases, and images. Each one of these is a content type. For Images, I used the Colorbox module to provide an overlay.

The Virtual Library is a space for teachers and students to share Documents, Presentations, Images, Video, and Audio. For both the Video and Audio, I used the jPlayer Module.

For more information about the modules used, please read:

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