The Thesaurus was accompanied by a unique website at the time of its publication in 2006. This site is no longer available but PDFs of the three language thesauri are available here for reference as well as extensive links.
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Thesaurus comes from the Latin word thesauros, meaning treasure.
The Oxford Concise Dictionary (seventh edition) gives two explanations for the term thesaurus: storehouse of information, especially dictionary or encyclopaedia; and secondly, list of concepts or words arranged according to sense (meaning), or chosen for use in indexing.
The InterWATER thesaurus guides you in what terms to use while searching or indexing information on water supply and sanitation. It is available in three languages: English, French and Spanish.