New Features Added to WPdx Decision Support Tools

We are excited to share some new features and updates which have been added to the WPdx decision support tools app.  Please take a few moments to check out the following: New search feature If you know the exact location you are interested in exploring, you can now type in the name of the country, […]

Utilizing WPdx in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia

Contributed by Tedla Mulatu, Ethiopia Country Director, Millennium Water Alliance The Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) has been implementing a five-year Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program in three target districts in Amhara National Regional State (ANRS) of Ethiopia since April 2019. With generous funding support and partnership from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, MWA and […]

Integrating Governance Factors into WPdx

Governance is recognized as a key aspect of sustainable rural water services. The USAID Governance Research on Rural Water Systems (GROWS) activity was designed to identify and disseminate innovative governance and private sector-derived models and tools to improve water services to help accelerate eliminating extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. GROWS was targeted to USAID Democracy, […]

Comparing water point based and household survey based access estimates

Figure shows how DHS regions in Uganda (labeled) compared to WPdx regions (sub-counties from GADM) in red What data should I use? Is the data valid? These are some of the driving questions facing decision makers around the world. Multiple sources of data are available to decision makers on the state of water access and […]

Water point data and governance in Tanzania

With contributions from Herbert Kashililah, Chair, Tanzania Water and Sanitation Network (TAWASANET) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Governance Research on Water Systems, or GROWS, is a research activity that focuses on rural water services as a lens through which to explore the interconnections between good governance and private sector engagement because of […]

Sierra Leone Data Use Impact Desktop Study

Map image from Tonkolili showing investments made and WPdx recommendations. A desktop study on the potential impact of data use in Sierra Leone was completed by Global Water Challenge for Akvo in support of the Data to Decisions program. A brief summary of the study is shared below, and the full report can be viewed […]

Building Capacity and Improving Decisions with YouthMappers

Photo courtesy of Project team/Gulu YouthMappers With contributions from Stella Nacakwa, M.S. Candidate, West Virginia University & Courtney Clark, YouthMappers. The YouthMappers Chapter at Gulu University, in partnership with YouthMappers, West Virginia University, the Water Point Data Exchange (WPdx) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)recently launched the Uganda Water Infrastructure Mapping Project (U-WIMP). […]

Launch of WPdx Decision Support Tools

New WPdx Decision Support Tools We are excited to release the new suite of WPdx Decision Support Tools (v.1.0 beta). The WPdx Decision Support Tools interactive web app allows users to view and explore available water point data and results from the WPdx+ dataset and suite of decision-support tools. The decision-support tools provide insights on […]