Unlocking the hidden potential of open WASH data

A session hosted by Global Health Engineering, ETH Zurich and WASHWeb at Stockholm World Water Week 2024. The session can be attended in-person and free of charge online.

👋 Welcome

This highly interactive session led by openwashdata and WASHWeb will introduce two key areas for improving the WASH data ecosystem: using existing data better and innovating on open data practices. Participants will be exposed to seven 3-minute pitches of challenges that different actors in the WASH sector face, engage in live polling exercises, and brainstorm in group discussions.

📆 Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, August 29, 09:00 - 10:30 PM (CEST)
  • Location. Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Tickets & Registration: https://www.worldwaterweek.org/tickets (Online Full Access Pass is free of charge)

🏁 Objectives

By joining this event, participants will:

  1. Learn about the importance of open data sharing, its applications, and how participants can contribute
  2. Acquire a cross-sectoral understanding of ongoing innovations for the interconnectivity of WASH data (from research, government, NGOs, UN)

📝 Agenda

Time Title Speaker Affiliation
09:00 - 09:05 Workflows and education: openwashdata community Elizabeth Tilley Professor, Global Health Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
09:05 - 09:15 Facilitation and theme of session: WASHWeb Merel Laauwen WASHWeb Coordinator, The Netherlands
09:15 - 09:18 WHO WASH: Defining impactful global indicators with better data. Fiona Gore Technical Project Manager, World Health Organization, Switzerland
09:18 - 09:24 BASEflow Malawi: Collaborative data sharing for improved services. Muthi Nhlema Managing Director, BASEflow, Malawi
09:24 - 09:27 University of KwaZulu-Natal: Overcoming capacity constraints in open data practices. Susan Mercer Acting Director: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Research & Development (WASH R&D) Centre, South Africa
09:27 - 09:30 Cooperative Governance, South Africa: Data ownership and public sector data sharing. Sandile Mbatha National Chief Data Officer, Departments: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, South Africa
09:30 - 09:33 DigDeep: Coordinating WASH data and ensuring availability for underserved communities in high income settings. Kimberly Lemme Executive Director, DigDeep Labs, USA
09:33 - 09:36 IRC: Increasing trust in open data for investment decisions. - IRC WASH, The Netherlands
09:36 - 09:39 SOIL: Balancing client privacy with donor data expectations. Sasha Kramer Co-founder and Executive Director, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), Haiti
09:39 - 09:45 Time to move to one one of the break-out discussion tables - -
09:45 - 10:05 Discussion round - -
10:05 - 10:10 Time to get back to your seat - -
10:10 - 10:12 Summary of online discussion Colin Walder -
10:12 - 10:14 Stand-out comments: SOIL Sasha Kramer Co-founder and Executive Director, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), Haiti
10:14 - 10:16 Stand-out comments: IRC - IRC WASH, The Netherlands
10:16 - 10:18 Stand-out comments: DigDeep Kimberly Lemme Executive Director, DigDeep Labs, USA
10:18 - 10:20 Stand-out comments: Government of South Africa Sandile Mbatha National Chief Data Officer, Departments: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, South Africa
10:20 - 10:22 Stand-out comments: UKZN WASH R&D Centre Susan Mercer Acting Director: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Research & Development (WASH R&D) Centre, South Africa
10:22 - 10:24 Stand-out comments: BASEflow Muthi Nhlema Managing Director, BASEflow, Malawi
10:24 - 10:26 Stand-out comments: WHO / GLAAS Fiona Gore Technical Project Manager, World Health Organization, Switzerland
10:26 - 10:30 Closing Merel Laauwen WASHWeb Coordinator, The Netherlands

Slides

Workflows and education: openwashdata community

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Facilitation and theme of session: WASHWeb

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Key challenges

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