More than 40% of the world’s population face water scarcity and many are affected by contaminants like E. coli, fluoride, and arsenic. In many countries, water quality monitoring is done by collecting a limited number of water samples and transporting them to laboratories, leading to high costs and questionable data quality across the board.
At Akvo, we help organisations and governments continuously monitor water point functionality and water quality in a fast, affordable and scalable way. Through our data journey methodology and data platform, you can easily interpret test results, create interactive maps, and generate insights for decision making.
Discover the data journey for safe water for all
Gain clarity on the context and problem you are trying to solve, the water quality and water point data you need to generate insights, and the roles of the people involved.
Choose from over 30 parameters and a variety of testing methods to capture water quality and water point functionality data at scale using a smartphone connected to proven hardware.
Analyse your waterpoint data to identify patterns and trends and extract insights to enable you to make the right decisions.
Create a digital water quality and water point functionality monitoring system. Share your data on a national water portal or online dashboard and drive decision making to reach impact.
Why use the Akvo data platform for your WASH programme?
Receive results instantly on your smartphone and translate them into real-time decision making dashboards.
Test over 30 parameters for a range of purposes. Choose from colorimetry, sensors, microbiology, and test strips.
Save money and time on lab testing, sample conservation, transport and data handling. Select methods based on your resources.
Choose your required accuracy based on your needs. For example, use a portable photometer for high accuracy.
The app guides you through each test step by step and you can easily manage your data in a cloud-based data system.
Run the system on any number of devices and support the submission of thousands of forms. Share your results instantly.
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Solomon Islands is a nation of 900 mountainous and volcanic islands. Of the 600 inhabited islands, only 345 have health care facilities (HCFs). In total, 355 HCFs serve the country’s population of 620,000. In 2019, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) teamed up with UNICEF, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill […]Establishing a WASH and water quality monitoring system in Solomon Islands with UNICEF
In Mali, SOMAGEP (SOciété MAlienne de GEstion de l’Eau Potable), World Waternet and Akvo teamed up to digitise water quality testing and improve the management of drinking water distribution systems.Digitising water quality testing and monitoring in Mali with SOMAGEP
In 2018, together with the Ministry of Water Resources in Sierra Leone and UNICEF, we set out to implement a country-wide water quality testing system to identify the levels and root causes of water contamination, implement strategies to treat the cause, and monitor the success of the programme at large.Setting up a country-wide water quality testing system in Sierra Leone with UNICEF and the Ministry of Water Resources
Since 2015, UNICEF Pacific and Akvo have supported the government of Solomon Islands in conducting multiple national baselines relating to different aspects of WASH coverage.Tracking WASH infrastructure in the schools of Solomon Islands with UNICEF
Together with UNICEF Pacific and the World Health Organisation (WHO), Akvo is supporting the government of Fiji to streamline their data processes and ensure targeted programmes and policies for the areas that need support so that they can achieve SDG 6.Monitoring sustainable development goal 6 in Fiji with UNICEF
In Kenya, Akvo is involved in piloting a citizen science approach to water quality. Using Akvo’s data platform, citizens are monitoring the health of Nairobi’s rivers in order to gather critical information for evidence-based advocacy.Using citizen science to monitor the health of Nairobi’s rivers with GIZ
In collaboration with national governments and international NGOs, Akvo has mapped water points across West Africa and contributed to the creation of open data portals where this information is openly shared.Designing a water quality monitoring system in Sierra Leone with UNICEF
Universal access to safe and affordable drinking water is still a challenge. In remote areas of Bali, E. coli is a common contaminant, and timely, accurate and reliable water quality data is hard to come by.Innovating Bali’s water quality testing systems with Kopernik
The 9 country programme is part of the current regional programme with the UNICEF Western and Central Africa Regional Office. The programme aims to accelerate national and subnational WASH monitoring for the improved management and delivery of water and sanitation services in nine West and Central African countries.Accelerating sanitation and water for all in West and Central Africa with UNICEF, IRC and national governments