Published on: 20/08/2017
Analysis enables forecasting of water access, longevity of sources and investment priorities.
Analytics software company Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) and the Global Water Challenge (GWC) recently partnered to carry out an evaluation of one of the world's largest publicly available monitoring data sets – the extensive Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx) library. Covering nearly 400,000 water sources - such as wells or pumps - in more than 30 countries around the world, the WPDx data library is entirely free and open to the public. The evaluation focused on several countries, including Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Uganda, and Liberia and netted several actionable findings.
The goal was to create data-driven recommendations and tools to improve water access in developing countries. APT’s analytical experts utilised their suite of software and processes to examine patterns in water availability. Characteristics analysed included countries’ investments, policies, demographics, and climate as well as water source type, age, and service area (among others).
Key analyses and results include:
WPDx will be hosting a series of webinars for government, sector practitioners, and the public over the coming months. Additionally, WPDx will be sharing blog posts on several key recommendations, decision frameworks, and tools based on the results of the APT evaluation.
For more information, please see the full press release – ‘Applied Predictive Technologies Helps Global Water Challenge Improve Access to Clean Water Through Analytics’ also available on the Predictive Technologies website.