This briefing presents highlights from a case study conducted as part of the SERVIR performance evaluation, examining the water quality monitoring product in Guatemala. The brief was prepared by Management Systems International and Development and Training Services for the E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project.
Three years after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 Agenda was adopted, the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) convened the 7th Africa Water Week (AWW) in Libreville, Gabon. USAID, a lead supporter of AMCOW’s path to self-reliance, was on hand as AMCOW assembled the largest gathering of the continent’s political leadership and decision-makers in the WASH sector.
This note provides a briefing on the use of cellular and satellite connected sensors for near-time monitoring of rural water services in the arid, drought-prone and mainly pastoralist lowlands of eastern Ethiopia (including Afar, Somali and parts of Oromia and SNNPR). It is intended to help policy- and decision-makers at national and regional levels to make appropriate use of this new technology to strengthen water services.
The findings are based on work by the USAID Lowland WASH Activity and USAID Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership.
In the fall of 2012, IDEO.org partnered with Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor to tackle the issue of open defecation. IDEO.org and WSUP were the recipients of a Development Innovation Ventures Stage One grant to test a hypothesis that the application of digital tools could effectively change behavior related to the management of human waste.