WPdx Launches New Rehabilitation Priority Tool

In an ongoing effort to support improved rural water access investment decision-making, WPdx  announces the launch of its updated Rehabilitation Priority Tool which enables users to immediately identify specific water points for prioritized rehabilitation or repair based on population. The input for this updated analytical tool is the new WPdx+ dataset, a further enhanced and […]

Introducing WPdx+

The Water Point Data Exchange (WPdx) is pleased to announce the launch of a new analysis-ready dataset, Water Point Data Exchange Plus (WPdx+). WPdx+ is further enhanced and refined version of the original WPdx dataset, now known as WPdx-Basic. Through the online data playgrounds, all users can: Sort and filter data Create custom own sub-datasets […]

Share your data with WPDx.. in 30 minutes or less!

https://washhealthdata.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/WPDx_ingestion-engine-1-2.mp4 Sharing data with WPDx has never been easier. In fall 2020, WPDx completed a major overhaul of our ingestion engine to streamline the process for data sharing. This blog will take you step-by-step through the upload process. In most cases, this will take less than 30 minutes to complete! If you have questions, please […]

How to use machine learning to predict water point status

Guest Blog by Lars Heemskerk, Consultant for Akvo < The water point you selected is probably no longer functional >  If you’re responsible for providing drinking water to as many people as possible, this is the kind of information you want to have access to – especially when you’re hundreds of miles from the water […]

Celebrating Open Data Day 2021: The Power of Rural Water Point Data to Improve Decisions

WPDx is excited to promote transparent data sharing in the rural water sector through our first Open Data Day celebration! Bringing Together the Pieces of the Puzzle Across the WASH sector there is growing recognition that regular monitoring, data collection, and evidence-based decision making can improve water access program outcomes, and many organizations and governments […]

Upcoming Open Data Day 2021 Celebration

*Please see here for our updated post and special recognitions!* March 6th, 2021 is International Open Data Day, an opportunity to promote awareness and use of open data. The Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx), the world’s largest open data repository for rural water point data, is going to celebrate Open Data Day by sharing information […]

Updates to the WPDx Data Standard

In January, 2021, the WPDx Working Group voted to approve the addition of three new parameters, plus some minor edits and clarifications to the WPDx Data Standard. The new parameters include: • Tertiary Administrative Division (#adm3) Description: Provide the name of the tertiary administrative division. The correct unit can be found at http://www.statoids.com. This corresponds to “Third Order” […]

Reflecting on 2020: The need for WASH

2020 was a year we will not forget. Our global community faced new challenges which changed day-to-day life in unprecedented ways.  However, the importance of consistent access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in communities and especially at health care facilities (HCFs) did not change, but was instead underscored, as we encountered many unanswered […]

Ministry of Water Resources in Sierra Leone Requests NGOs Share Data with WPDx

On December 3rd, 2020 the Ministry of Water Resources in Sierra Leone issued a letter to all international and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) requesting water point data be shared with the Water Directorate via the Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx). The letter establishes that District Mapping Officers, working under the District WASH Engineer, will be […]