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Water Data Dialogues


With support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and in Partnership with the Internet of Water, the program on Water, Health, and Development at Stanford organized a series of online Water Data Dialogues. Planning was informed by a series of think pieces authored by water sector and data management experts from a variety of institutional and geographic perspectives. The first dialogue series in Sierra Leone and Colombia focused on impediments to the use of data in sector planning and decision-making by governments and their development partners and identified potential solutions to those challenges. A second series is planned that will focus on priority investments in the global water data ecosystem that can enhance data quality, availability, and relevance for decision-making. You can view the think pieces below:

Completing the Puzzle: How Increased Data Sharing and Use Can Fill In the Gaps and Better Enable Evidence-Based Decision-Making

Digital Africa: Understanding the Next Steps in Water Governance

Leveraging Wash Data Management for Better Planning and Sustainability of Wash Service Delivery at Sub-National Level in Sierra Leone

The Opportunity of Leveraging Data from Private Sector Innovators for Improved Urban Water Services: The GSMA Experience

Opportunities and Tensions to Advance Data Ecosystem in the Water Sector: The Case of Ethiopia

Optimizing Data Literacy to Leverage Water Utility Performance

The Other Side of the Data Horizon

Performance Assessment System for Evidence-based Decision Making in Water and Sanitation Services: Implementation Experience and Lessons Learned

The Role of Incentives in Integrating Social Equity into Water Utility Performance Reporting: The Use of Incentives to Report on Low-Income Households

Water Data Infrastructure for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

WHD Project Leads