Water is one of our most precious resources. Around 2 billion people lack safely managed drinking water and 3.6 billion lack safely managed sanitation. If nothing changes, the world will not have enough water to meet demand by 2030. 

A strong data-driven approach to water and the WASH sector can help us reach SDG 6 by improving decision making, better targeting scarce resources, and creating sustainable solutions for water resource management. 

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Water is one of our most precious resources. Around 2 billion people lack safely managed drinking water and 3.6 billion lack safely managed sanitation. If nothing changes, the world will not have enough water to meet demand by 2030. 

A strong data-driven approach to water and the WASH sector can help us reach SDG 6 by improving decision making, better targeting scarce resources, and creating sustainable solutions for water resource management. 

Want to know more?

Get in touch
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Future projections

Water resource management data and predictive models can help to improve service delivery and develop climate resilience plans at community level.

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Creating a coordinated multi-sector approach

A comprehensive and coordinated multi-sector approach can support the sharing of water data so that it can be reused to achieve maximum impact.

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Prevent and contain diseases

Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene are vital for curbing infectious diseases. Real time data is needed for decision-making on public health strategies.

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How a data-driven approach can help

1. Data-driven climate resilience

A data driven approach allows us to accurately predict the status of existing WASH infrastructure, as well as floods and droughts.

2. Sector-wide collaboration

With robust tech infrastructure and data processes, we can effectively collaborate and closely monitor SDG 6.

3. Real time data sharing

Collecting and sharing real time data on water quality,  WASH behaviours and infrastructure, and water-related outbreaks, we can significantly improve public health. 

Ebook: Design data-driven programmes that deliver results effectively

A step-by-step guide for programme managers in international development.

Emeline Bereziat is Akvo’s global water lead and data expert.

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Our ideas for a data-driven water sector

We have 10+ years of experience designing and implementing data-driven solutions for our WASH and water partners. Based on our expertise, we’ve developed a number of concepts for potential solutions that we believe could significantly boost impact. 

Explore our ideas below.

Farmer feedback system

1. Climate resilient WASH systems

Do you want to use data and technology to boost the impact of your water programme?