By Susan Davis, Executive Director, Improve International
Last week’s Water & Health conference at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill was a great one. It’s always great to see old friends from the water sector and make new ones. Here are brief descriptions of the various things I was helping to promote:
The WASH Monitoring Exchange (WASHME) is a simple online platform for organizations that implement rural water systems to share their functionality data (and see data from other organizations). We got commitments from several organizations to share their data and currently there are about 3000 water points uploaded. Join the movement and share your data!
WASH Advocates, Global Water Challenge, and IRC presented a self-assessment tool for Sustainable WASH that is the next step after endorsing the Charter. While it is still under development, you can test it here.
The Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) Collective Impact Report will soon be ready for external distribution. Susan Dundon of MWA and I presented a poster about the findings.
Marla Smith-Nilson of Water 1st and I presented this poster about the need for a WASH Sustainability Rating & plans for the future.
Emma Bones, Lily Ponitz, and Allie George (left to right), my summer interns from Georgia Tech, also presented a poster with the results of their research in Nicaragua. They have developed a useful rubric for comparing mobile monitoring and mapping tools and they had lots of people interested.