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  • WPDx is highlighted as a global leader in WASH standards

    In their first Global Report on Water, Sanitazion, and Hygine (WASH), the Open Government Partnership (OGP) selected the Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx) as the leader in seting a standard for mapping and collecting rural water data.

  • WPDx Featured in Gartner Case Study

    The Water Point Data Exchange was featured in a recent Gartner research paper.

  • Remarks by Dr. Jonathan Tengbeh, Hon. Minster for Water Resources During the Launch of the Sierra Leone Digital WASH Monitoring Platform

    Today is a momentous event for WASH monitoring in Sierra Leone. I want to start by thanking all the development partners who have supported us from 2016, led by UNICEF, AfDB, IRC, Akvo, Global Water Challenge & WPDx and recently Njala University. I extend our thanks to the UK and Dutch governments who provided most of the funds to support the WASH data journey.

  • WPDx Training with Uganda's Ministry of Water and Environment

    This past June, the US Embassy in Uganda sponsored the largest WPDx training to date in partnership with Uganda's Ministry of Water and Environment. In Uganda, nearly 2/3 of people living in rural areas lack access to even basic water services.

  • WPDx Launches Analytical Tools

    The data available through the Water Point Data Exchange provides a powerful foundation for advanced analytics. By harmonizing the data in WPDx and employing geospatial information systems and machine learning, WPDx has created four powerful tools to help governments and their partners make data-based decisions on a regular basis. These tools were designed to be very simple and user-friendly. 

  • Successful WPDx Training with National WASH Commission in Liberia

    On May 7-9, 2019, WPDx collaborated with Liberia's National WASH Commission and the United States Water Partnership to provide a three day training to officials from the Government of Liberia and local NGOs on how to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals by using data. The training was a success, with nearly 20 participants joining for the three day training.

  • 2019: Looking Back, Looking Forward

    2019 will be a year of impact for WPDx

  • Feedback Requested: Proposal To Add Taxonomy for #water_tech & #water_source and Add New #scheme_id and #notes fields

    Three new proposals have been developed by a contsortium of organizations to modify the WPDx standard and the global WASH community is invited to provide feedback.

  • WPDx Sets its Sights on Achieving its Updated Mission

    In 2014, the Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx) was launched to tackle a widely-identified issue: organizations in the WASH sector were not coordinating as well as they could be. Part of the issue, as identified by numerous sector experts, was that data about water access projects were not shared transparently or in a standardized way.

  • The Era of Precision WASH

    We are entering a new era in the WASH sector. Nearly a decade ago, a small NGO called Water for People developed a mobile phone application that could allow users to map their water infrastructure. This innovation became Akvo Flow and provided a massive jump beyond the previous approaches of paper and pen.