a community effort to bring open data practices to the WASH sector



Lars Schöbitz

July 10, 2024

openwashdata community

openwashdata community


An active global community that applies FAIR principles (Wilkinson et al. 2016) to data generated in the greater water, sanitation, and hygiene sector.


Empower WASH professionals to engage with tools and workflows for open data and code.

openwashdata academy

data science for openwashdata 001

openwashdata data stewardship network

  • establishing data stewardship network from September 2024
  • 🇿🇦 University of KwaZulu-Natal WASH R&D Centre
  • 🇲🇼 BASEflow Malawi
  • 🇭🇹 SOIL Haiti
  • funded proposal:

Stockholm World Water Week 2024

Unlocking the hidden potential of open WASH data

Thanks 🌻

This project was supported by the Open Research Data Program of the ETH Board.

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Wilkinson, Mark D., Michel Dumontier, IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, Gabrielle Appleton, Myles Axton, Arie Baak, Niklas Blomberg, et al. 2016. “The FAIR Guiding Principles for Scientific Data Management and Stewardship.” Scientific Data 3 (1).