WaterPoint Mapping

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WaterPoint Mapping

  1. 1. Water Point Mapping for Sustainability Monitoring: <br />Erik HARVEY<br />WaterAid, UK<br />
  2. 2. Water Point Mapping for Sustainability Monitoring<br />Beyond the technologies<br />Erik Harvey – WASH conference 2011, Brisbane<br />
  3. 3. What is WPM?<br />A tool for monitoring the distribution and status of water points.<br />Improve targeting of marginalised communities (equity)<br />Highlight functionality issues (sustainability)<br />
  4. 4. What is WPM?<br />Rapid visualisation of different aspects of inventory & monitoring data<br />Ideally should show spatial distribution of water points with population data & admin. boundaries.<br />
  5. 5. Where does WPM fit?<br />Baseline<br />Inventory database<br />Regular<br />reporting<br />Local Planning & Management<br />Access<br />Functionality<br />Equity<br />Water quality<br />Water quantity<br />Mapping<br />Sector<br />review<br />Sector Planning<br />
  6. 6. Why visualisation?<br />
  7. 7. Mapping / Inventory<br />Essential ingredients <br />Reliable data<br />Responsible authority<br />Harmonised indicators<br />Updating mechanism<br />Accessible analysis<br />
  8. 8. Developed by Water for People – web database & maps, mobile phone updating<br />WatSan Portal supported by WSP and WaterAid. Mobile phone or manual inputs.<br />Excel spreadsheet based mapping tool by WaterAid. Maps viewed in Google Earth. <br />Excel spreadsheet based mapping tool by EWBC. Basic maps viewed within Excel.<br />UN-HABITAT and Google supported initiative. Aims to generate monitoring tools.<br />AfDB Malawi M&E system. May scale up to continent. Database driven will use WPM as methodology.<br />Numerous initiatives <br />
  9. 9. Lessons to date?<br />Over-emphasis on the tools and the technologies<br />Keeping data “live” and useful is paramount<br />Data & maps must be “owned” by lowest appropriate decision making structure<br />
  10. 10. Lessons to date?<br />Tools must operate using existing local capacities<br />Updating mechanisms using pre-existing networks of staff<br />Only key (non-GIS) data needs updating<br />
  11. 11. Sector<br />review<br />National Inventory<br />National analysis<br />National<br />Robust systems<br />Sector Planning<br />Regular<br />reporting<br />Support service<br />Harmonised indicators<br />Local Planning & Manage-ment<br />Regular<br />reporting<br />Local analysis<br />Local / District<br />Reliable data<br />Local Inventory<br />Updating mech.<br />Focusing our efforts <br />Support Agencies<br />
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  18. 18. www.waterpointmapper.org<br />

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