Too often, valuable data sits dormant in PDF reports and excel spreadsheets, never being used to its full potential to improve services.
Join this webinar and learn from people trying to change that. Joining Global Water Challenge will be Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) sharing findings from their Data Dive of the Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx) dataset and WASHNote addressing their recently-authored white paper: “Harnessing Water Point Data to Improve Drinking Water Services.” Akvo will moderate the session, lending their extensive water point data expertise.
By the end of the webinar, you will learn strategies to put your data to work for improved water services.
by Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, Economics PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania.
Which factors predict the functionality of hand pumps? Do communities free ride on their neighbors’ water sources? Are there positive spillover effects in the maintenance of nearby pumps? And what does this all mean for practitioners? This post gives an overview of my ongoing Economics PhD research, which tries to answer these questions.
Note: this research is still in progress, and I am seeking survey responses to complement my quantitative work, and help understand and interpret my results. If you have knowledge of how decisions are made in the installation and/or maintenance of hand pumps, please take this 8 minute survey here: bit.ly/PumpSurvey
Continue reading “Water, Spillovers and Free Riding: the economics of pump functionality in Tanzania”
guest blog by Brian Banks, GWC
Over the past decade, a dramatic shift has taken place in the water sector that fundamentally changes the way that work is done. During this time, water point mapping around the world has accelerated at unprecedented rates. Dropping costs of technology and innovative software has enabled national governments, as well as funders, NGOs, academics, and others to inventory, share, and even monitor the work they have contributed to.
Continue reading “Sharing water point data is easier than ever using the new Water Point Data Exchange #WPDx platform”
New Approach to Sharing Water Data Promises Improved Water Access around the World
Press Release by Brian Banks, Global Water Challenge
WASHINGTON | May 14, 2015 – Around the world, one in nine people lack access to safe water. While progress is being made, efforts have been limited by challenges in establishing a clear picture of water point access. Despite a growing trend of collecting data on water projects, there has previously been no consistent way to share this information among parties, making it difficult to fully understand the water challenges faced around the world.
Continue reading “Global Framework for Sharing Water Point Data Launched with Largest Ever Public Data Set”