ICTs

Fact Sheet

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Supply Data Monitoring and Analysis

The Kabul River Basin flows through eastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan and is crucial to the livelihoods of millions of people for domestic water supplies, agriculture, power generation, and industry.

The USGS Water Supply Data Monitoring and Analysis activity, through support from USAID, is building the capacity of the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) to improve management of the Kabul River Basin through increasing water-data availability and analysis. The activity runs from January 2018 to December 2022.

Report

Key Trends in Mobile-Enabled Water Services: What’s Working and What’s Next

This report identified three key trends in mobile-enabled water delivery that have been tested in a range of countries and have potential to scale. The report explores these in light of broader industry trends, as well as in-depth lessons collected from our grants and one-to-one interviews with entrepreneurs in the water sector.

Report

Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies – 2nd Edition

Eawag worked collaboratively in the Compendium with the International Water Association (IWA) and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) under the Urban Sanitation Initiative to foster innovation and disseminate information about the full range of sanitation technologies and building the capacity of practitioners who use this information.

Tool

Priority Rated Optimization Model (PROM)

This new Priority Rated Optimization Model (PROM) for multisector water resources managment is designed for multi-sector water resource assessment, allocation, and management. PROM utilizes flow duration curves (FDC), demand-to-supply ratio (DSR) and utility indices (UI) to evaluate and optimize priority based multi-sector water allocation.

Brief

Real-Time Monitoring for Improved Water Services in the Ethiopian Lowlands

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.

 

Website

Wash'Em

Wash'Em is helping improve handwashing behavior change programs in humanitarian crises. This software-based decision-making tool that helps humanitarian actors design rapid, evidence-based and context-specific hygiene programs. The Wash'Em site features rapid assessment tools, learning modules and practitioner resource guides.

Wash’Em's assessment tools are adapted to the emergency contexts and are directly linked to program design. So far the written guides have been pilot-tested in crises in Iraq, DRC, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

Video

SERVIR: Connecting Space to Village

SERVIR is helping people in more than 45 countries access and use satellite imagery and climate and weather information to make better decisions about development. A collaboration between USAID and NASA, SERVIR has established hubs in West Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, Hindu Kush-Himalaya, and Lower Mekong regions by partnering with regional technical institutions. SERVIR is helping to integrate science into useful products and tools that support better decisions about livelihoods, disasters, and economic development.