Akvo FLOW allows you to collect accurate, timely, geo-tagged information, images and data and make it immediately accessible online to everyone that needs it. It helps you to make decisions based on an accurate, up-to-date picture of what’s happening on the ground.


AQUASTAT is an information system on water and agriculture with a special focus on water resources, water uses, and water management at a global, regional, and national level. AquaStat was developed by FAO and enables users to view country-specific data, and to access water balance sheets, sub-national irrigation data, a dams database, global water maps, thematic maps, and Millennium Development Goal water indicators. Reports can be downloaded or customized. It’s best for obtaining technical statistics on water resources, water uses, and water management at a global, regional, or national level.

charity: water Map

Interactive map featuring charity: water’s completed WASH projects. Project profiles include information about project sponsorship, partners and other organizations involved in the region, and the year the project was completed.

Life-Cycle Costing Tools

The life-cycle cost approach by IRC uses an accounting framework for the aggregate costs of water and sanitation services for rural and peri-urban areas. It includes not only the costs of constructing systems, but also what it costs to maintain, replace, extend, and enhance them in the short and long term, in order to achieve the most while spending the least. IRC also provides training on the approach.


mWater is dedicated to creating world changing technologies for water and health. Over 8,000 free mWater users in 73 countries map and monitor water and sanitation sites, conduct mobile surveys, and collaborate with local governments in real time data views. mWater’s flagship app, Surveyor is designed to monitor any type of data including water points or grants, and their Explorer app is designed for mapping and monitoring water and sanitation with standard global forms.

NGO Aid Map

Developed by InterAction, NGO Aid Map shows the water, sanitation, and hygiene projects of InterAction members and provides a landscape scan of current WASH initiatives. The map includes timelines of current projects, funding sources, and the implementing organization. Other development projects (i.e. agriculture, education, economic security) are also highlighted on the map for a comprehensive picture of funding in a given region.

Peer Water Exchange

Peer Water Exchange is a network-based decision-making platform where members (funders) can coordinate decisions, share information, leverage deep knowledge of peers, and scale the impact of WASH funding. The platform includes a mapping feature and detailed project information: project costs, duration of project, primary focus, secondary focus, maintenance costs, sustainability plan, implementation phase reports, project challenges, project successes, and implementing organization.



Splash has developed a comprehensive monitoring platform called ProvingIt, which shows where contributions are allocated as well as relevant details of each local site, like the number of children served, water quality tests before and after implementation, and progress over time. When a system fails, it is reported, and it becomes a learning experience.

Safe Water Network

Safe Water Network’s mission is to promote scale up of Small Water Enterprises (SWEs). It develops Decision Support System (DSS) digital tools to enable entrepreneurs, communities and WASH promoters to own and operate sustainable SWEs.

  • The Treatment Technology Selection Tool (TST) is used to select appropriate technology for water purification based on water quality report. It allows for assessment of water quality based on various international standards, including WHO Guideline Values, Bureau of Indian Standards, Ghana Standards, amongst others. It suggests primary and secondary treatment technologies and compares the treatment options using a star rating across four verticals (Capital Cost, Operating Cost, Reliable Water Quality and Environment-friendliness). The tool has brief descriptions of various technologies, water quality parameters and their definitions, importance of safe water to humans, health hazard of impure water, etc.
  • The Plant Assessment Tool (PAT) is used to assess the performance of SWEs – water purification plants at community level. It assesses the plant performance against specific Performance Standards on the basis of five criteria: Social, Operational, Financial, Institutional, and Environmental (SOFIE). PAT evaluates SWE performance and delivers a quantifiable SOFIE score on each of the five evaluation criteria both in a graphical and tabular format. It provides insights in decision making to improve the plant performance for sustainability.


WASHwatch gathers in one place the key information on institutional framework, commitments, budgets, monitoring and coordinating mechanisms in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector. A strong country-led monitoring and review system is necessary to reach universal access to water and sanitation by 2030. WASHwatch facilitates collaboration so that monitoring of government and donor WASH commitments is transparent, inclusive, efficient and iterative.

Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx)

Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx) is the global framework for sharing water point data. Through bringing together diverse data sets, the water sector can establish an unprecedented understanding of water services. Sharing this data has the potential to improve water access for millions of people as a result of better information available to governments, service providers, researchers, NGOs, and others.

Water Point Mapper

Developed by WaterAid, this tool measures water supply service in rural and urban African areas where internet connectivity is not readily available. Aims to improve the accountability of water sector performance by mapping the following data points: service status of water sources, the distribution of water supply services in a given country or region, the distances populations must travel to a safe water source, distribution of investments in water supply services in a given country or region, water quality information, and water program performance.

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