WASH (water sanitation and hygiene) represents a cornerstone of health and wellbeing for communities around the world. Waterborne disease is the second leading cause of death for children aged 0-5 and a leading indicator of the first leading cause of death, lung infection. For the children who survive it, waterborne disease causes stunting and lifelong disabilities. The mWater suite of software tools is mWater’s opportunity to prevent waterborne disease and its cycle of impacts on communities.
The mWater suite includes mWater Surveyor, mWater Mapper and mWater Pathfinder. Together, these apps and web platforms use GPS, cloud-based computing and widespread access to mobile devices to create an integrated approach to managing water and sanitation. Taken together, these methods will measure improvements in water source quality over time.
mWater is a nonprofit tech startup that uses technology and data to address gaps in infrastructure. mWater works primarily with local authorities to strengthen water and sanitation services. The organization aims to create sustainable, stand-alone, capacity-building measures that allow children to survive childhood and lead healthy and productive lives.
mWater is dedicated to the global effort to provide safe water, especially for children in low-resource regions. Their mission is to use data to eradicate waterborne disease and other threats to survival and wellbeing. mWater creates free and open access technology that increases the capacity for local governments and organizations to build a digital health infrastructure without causing a long-term dependence on aid and outside actors.
mWater follows the open source software business model. All mWater software is offered for free to everyone in the world. They do this by leveraging the investments made in their technology by large organizations who use mWater in their work or want to support the free platform. mWater only charges users for new feature development, training, technical support and customization.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): Free
Available online: yes
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